Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) has postponed its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Skills Maintenance program until mid-2023.

The ESV’s decision to delay the program was based on the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 roadmap and modelling by the Burnett Institute that forecasts high case numbers, hospitalisations, and vaccination rates over coming months.

Offering training targeted to every licence class, the program would have required electrical licence holders to undertake an eight-hour training session before renewing their licence.

As a result of the decision, Skills Maintenance training won’t be compulsory until July 2023.

The CPD initiative was the first of its kind for ESV and was due to kick off with a pilot in November before rolling out to the rest of the industry over 2022/23.