LEA Tutorials in Focus: Licensed Electrician’s Practical (LEP)

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If you’re an electrical apprentice in Victoria, passing your Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA) is the essential final step in becoming an A-grade electrician.

The LEA is made up of three separate assessments: Safe Work Practices (SWP), Licensed Electrician’s Theory (LET) and Licensed Electrician’s Practical (LEP) – and you’ll need to pass each one to gain your A-grade qualification.

For many apprentices, the thought of taking the LEA is a scary prospect. Not only will you need to perform well under pressure, you’ll also need to recall and demonstrate the key skills and knowledge you’ve learnt during your apprenticeship. But the good news is, that there’s a simple and effective way to significantly boost your chances of success: complete an LEA tutorial.

An LEA tutorial is the ideal refresher. You’ll have the information you need front of mind, so you can head into the exams full of confidence. There are separate tutorials available on all three assessment topics – and in this article we’re putting the spotlight on Licensed Electrician’s Practical tutorial so you can decide if it’s a good fit for you.

What is covered in the Licensed Electrician’s Practical LEA tutorial?

The LEP tutorial covers all the essential skills and knowledge you need to ace the practical assessment. Delivered in our purpose-built facilities by our highly experienced teacher, you’ll have the chance to practise what you learn, as you go. This not only helps to cement the learnings in your mind, it also boosts your confidence in your practical skills too.

The LEP tutorial course will cover:

  • Testing of installation
  • Visual defects (domestic)
  • Multiple Earthed Neutral (MEN) system of earthing
  • Connection of consumer’s mains and final sub-circuits to switchboard
  • Residual Current Devices (RCDs).     

Each topic will be covered in detail to ensure you have a complete understanding and can demonstrate how to perform each of the tasks safely, confidently and with precision, so you’re all set for the test.

How long will it take and how much will it cost?

The LEP tutorial runs for 24 hours in total and is delivered over three days (8am–4pm). You have the option of booking and paying for the tutorial alone or including the LEA assessment as well. You can find out all the upcoming dates and times as well as the fees on the course page or by getting in touch with our team.

Things you need to know

  • For the best results in your LEA tutorials, it is recommended you complete the SWP tutorial first.
  • You are required to bring your own IR tester on the day.
  • You’ll need to be competent in all units required for UEE 30811 (except UEENEEC020B) and ensure your profiling is current and has been verified by your employer.
  • You’ll also need to have satisfactorily met all the requirements of all of the competency units required for UEE30807 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician other than those specified in UEENEEC020B. This includes completion of the knowledge, practical and workplace components.
  • If you’re booking your assessment at the same time, you will need to email your signed LEA Authorisation to Undertake Licence Electrical Assessment to Future Energy Skills before your exam. You cannot sit the exam without it, so make sure you send it through before the day of the exam, otherwise you will need to rebook and pay for the exam again.                                                                                

What next?

Exams and tests can be stressful – but when you walk in with the knowledge fresh in your mind, you’ll feel calmer and better equipped to perform at your best. By completing the LEP tutorial you give yourself the best chance of completing all the practical task in the exam to a high level and passing the assessment first time – and becoming an A-grade electrician as soon as possible!

If you’re keen to find out more, or would like to book your place, head to the course page for all the details, or contact our team anytime.

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