Restricted electrical licence on completion of a refrigeration and airconditioning apprenticeship – R023

Application form

This application form and fact sheet is used to apply for a restricted electrical licence on completion of a refrigeration and airconditioning apprenticeship.

Application for Restricted electrical licence on completion of refrigeration and airconditioning apprenticeship – R023

Form: Restricted electrical licence on completion of refrigeration and airconditioning apprenticeship – R023


How to submit your application


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By post or in person:

If you are submitting your application by post (or in person) and are making payment by credit card, you must complete the Application payment form and attach it to your application.

Applications received without payment will not be accepted.

The Regulations

In Western Australia, the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 provide that electrical work may only be carried out by persons with an electrician’s licence, as issued by the Electrical Licensing Board of Western Australia.  The purpose of the regulations is to ensure safety for electrical workers and end users of electricity in Western Australia.

When to apply for a Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic's Licence

A restricted electrical licence is required on completing successfully an apprenticeship in the trade of Refrigeration and Airconditioning.

Scope of Work

The Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic's Licence will have the following Scope of Work:

  1. Disconnect/reconnect R&AC equipment.
  2. Fault find R&AC power and control circuits.
  3. Modify, replace or repair within the R&AC "package".
  4. Modify R&AC control circuits in switchboards/panels.
  5. Assemble factory supplied cable between R&AC split system components (up to 4kW).

The licence does not authorise the holder to install or alter fixed wiring.

Applying for a Restricted Electrical Licence

To satisfy the Board that you have completed an approved apprenticeship and that you are competent to be licensed, you are required to provide the following information to Building and Energy's Licence Office:

  • A completed application form.
  • Copy of the Trade Certificate for the trade of 'Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical)', issued by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.
  • Copy of the Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
  • Current copy of the Record of Results, issued by the RTO listing all the Unit of Competence that have been completed successfully.
  • Non-refundable application fee.
  • Five-yearly registration fee.
  • Proof of identification.

Where a Restricted Electrical Licence has not been applied for within six months of completing the apprenticeship, a letter is required explaining why an application was not submitted, who the employer was and the electrical work carried out since completing the apprenticeship.

Completed applications can be submitted by

Postal Address:

Building and Energy
Licensing Office
Locked Bag 100

In Person:

Building and Energy
Level 1, 303 Sevenoaks Street (Entrance Grose Avenue)
Cannington WA  6107

Office Hours:  8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Building and Energy
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Last updated 25 Jan 2023

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