After working hard for four years to complete your electrical apprenticeship, the last step in becoming an A-grade electrician is passing the Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA).
The LEA is made up of three separate assessments: Safe Work Practices (SWP), Licensed Electrician’s Theory (LET) and Licensed Electrician’s Practical (LEP). To gain your licence to perform electrical work in Victoria, you’ll need to complete and pass all three assessments, and for many, the prospect of being tested is daunting.
A surefire way to settle the nerves, is to do some good old-fashioned revision on the topics covered in the assessments – which is why many electrical apprentices choose to complete an LEA tutorial on one or more of the three assessment topics.
The tutorials cover off all you need to know to successfully pass the LEA, and having the subject matter fresh in your mind provides you with plenty of confidence. So to help you decide if an LEA tutorial can benefit you, over the next few weeks we’ll look at each one in detail – and today, the focus is on Licensed Electrician’s Theory (LET) tutorial.
What is covered in the Licensed Electrician’s Theory LEA tutorial?
In this tutorial you’ll boost your knowledge of the theory that underpins safely and successfully working as an electrician and ensuring that the work you undertake is compliant with the current rules and regulations of the industry.
The LET tutorial course will cover:
- An in-depth overview of electrical safety in a range of situations
- Industry standards (AS/NZS 3000, AS/NZS 3008, AS/NZS 3012 and AS/NZS 4836:2011)
- Electrical Safety (Installations) Regulations – 2010
- Voltage Drop
- Maximum Demand
- Selection Cables
- Residual Current Devices (RCDs)
- Multiple Earthed Neutral (MEN) System of Earthing
- SELV, PELV and Earth Leakage current protection
- Protection against overload and short-circuit current.
Our experienced teacher will guide you through each topic using plenty of real-life examples to help you retain the knowledge and learnings. There will also be time allowed for discussion and questions to ensure you finish the course with a thorough understanding in all areas.
How long will it take and how much will it cost?
The LET tutorial runs for 32 hours in total and is delivered over four days (8am–4pm). You can choose to book and pay for just the tutorial, or to include the assessment as well. Check out the current fees and upcoming dates and times here or contact our team for more info.
Things you need to know
- For the best results in your LEA tutorials, it is recommended you complete the SWP tutorial first.
- You’ll need to have completed 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 UEENEEG005B and 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.
If you think the LET tutorial could help you pass the LEA first time and you’re keen to book your place, you can check upcoming dates and availability and book on our website. Or, if you’d like to speak to us direct to find out more or secure your place, get in touch with our team anytime.
You may also choose to complete the Licensed Electrician’s Practical tutorial to be 100% prepared.
There’s nothing worse that getting to the end of your apprenticeship and stumbling at the last hurdle. When you successfully complete the LEA tutorials, you can head into your assessment full of confidence and give yourself the best chance of passing first time.
Like to know more about our LEA tutorials? Contact our friendly team or check out our website for the latest times, dates and fees.