Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) have indicated they will be introducing continuing professional development (CPD) across multiple licence types from 2023.

Victorian refrigeration and air conditioning technicians holding a restricted electrical licence (REL) through ESV will have to complete CPD as part of their licence requirements.

CPD is the means by which the knowledge, skills, and competence of a licence holder is maintained, improved, broadened and enhanced.

This CPD program will be made up of two components – skills maintenance and skills development. However, holders of REL will only be required to complete the skills maintenance component.

ESV has provided the following information about the skills maintenance component:

  • Skills maintenance training will be a face-to-face refresher course of up to a maximum of 8 hours (per licence class).
  • Refresher training will ensure licence holders are up to date with safety, regulatory, technical and other developments relevant to the electrical trade.
  • ESV expects to provide training in multiple locations across metro and regional Victoria.

The CPD program will be rolled out over the following timeframe for REL holders:

  • 2022: Skills maintenance courses will be available.
  • 2023: Applicants for renewal must have completed the skills maintenance course.

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