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How to get your electrical licence in 6-8 months.

If you've been doing electrical work for the past 4 years...
And you live in or around Sydney... Then I am going to show you how you may be able to get your Electrical contractor licence in the next 6-8 months.
Over 500 NSW electricians already licensed.

“The only way to an electrical licence is through 4 years of TAFE and an apprenticeship.”

That is what anyone will tell you when you ask them “how can I get my electrical licence?”

I know this because that is what was told to me...

And that is what was told to hundreds of electricians, like you, when they asked about a faster way to an electrical licence.

You’ll often hear

- “Anyone that tells you there’s a shortcut is talking a load of crap!”
- “There are no shortcuts”
- “You can’t cut corners”
- “You have to go to TAFE!”

Look... That is almost absolutely true!

In fact... It’s like 95% true!

You cannot cut corners...

There are no shortcuts...

and anyone that tells you there is a shortcut is talking a load of crap!

But… You don’t have to go to TAFE….

See... I’ve searched and searched for a faster route to an electrical licence…

Countless days and nights…

- I've searched to see if you can get your licence based on experience.

- I've searched to see if it's easier to get your licence in another state.

- I’ve gone so far... I even searched to see if you can transfer an overseas licence to an Australian one without studying.

And while I was bending over backwards...

Looking for a way to get an electrical licence,

without going to TAFE for 4 years...

I realised something fascinating…

Most people have no idea what’s required to get their licence in the first place!

Most times you’ll speak to a friend and they’d tell you something like...

“Dude, You have to do the hard yards, you have to finish TAFE and your apprenticeship and then you’ll be good to go”

But that’s just bad advice…

Not because it’s not true... But because it’s not the only way.

And I’m damn sure it’s not the best way for someone in your situation…

Because usually someone who’s read this far is an electrician who’s been in the trade for plenty of years now but he's not licensed because he either:

1. Became an electrician later in his career and he couldn’t afford to waste a days pay to go to TAFE.

2. He couldn’t finish TAFE when he was younger because he felt like he was not a “book person”... But on the job, he knows “exactly how to do what the book says to do”.

3. He was a licensed electrician overseas... And when he came to Australia he was told he had to attend TAFE and sit for 4 years to study what he already knew... again.

Now one of those reasons may not be your home run situation...

But I’m 100% sure it’s something very similar…

And If I’m right then... I am also 100% sure that the idea of

… Jumping back onto apprenticeship wages.

… Spending 1 day a week at TAFE to attend a draining course to learn what you already know.

… and on top of that missing out on a days pay.

is something that makes you sick to your stomach…

and you’re never going to do it….

Heck! You’d probably rather stay unlicensed than go back and suffer like that for 4 years…

And I get it…

You have too much responsibility now.

You probably have a mortgage…

Maybe you’re married with a wife & kids?

Or maybe you’re saving up for a house… or a wedding?

Now I can’t be sure what exactly your situation is...

But I am damn sure that it's not one where you can live on tuna cans and apprenticeship wages like you’re 17 again…

And that is why I decided to write this article…

… So you know what exactly is required to get an electrical licence in NSW. (Step-by-step)

… So know how to get everything you need to apply for your electrical contractors licence in NSW. (within the next 6-8 months)

… So you don’t have to ask every Tom, Dick, and Harry until you find out what I am about to tell you. (Who to call, where to go, and what to do to get a full-blown electrical licence in 6-8 months)

So what exactly do you need to get an electrical licence in New South Whales? (Step-by-step)

Well… Fair tradings website says there are 7 pathways to an electrical licence.

I know! That’s a lot...

To make things easier, I’ll just be blunt…

Unless you have an electrical certificate...

6 out of 7 pathways won't work for you…

So let’s focus on that one main pathway that will probably work for you. (For your own reference it’s [Pathway A]

In this pathway, there are 3 requirements to get your licence.

1. To have at least 12 months of relevant electrical wiring work experience.
2. To get a certificate of proficiency as an electrician. (From the VTRP of NSW)
3. To complete the Certificate 3 in Electrotechnology Electrician.

If you can complete all three requirements...

Then you can get your electrical licence.


Now I am assuming you’ve read what I said earlier about having 4 years of experience...

If you don't have 4 years you might as well stop reading...

Because this clever way isn’t going to work for you…

But If you do have 4 or more years...

Then as long as your experience is in residential or commercial work…

You will already cover requirement number 1.

So let’s jump into requirement 2.

Getting your Certificate of proficiency…

So first of all…

What the hell is a certificate of proficiency…

In simple terms…

It’s kinda like a trade test…

It’s an application that you will need to complete to demonstrate to the NSW Gov that you are adequately trained to work in your trade. (Electrical)

There are two things you will need to complete this application…

The first is to show evidence of past employment and experience in the trade.

The second is to Complete your Certificate 3 in Electrotechnology Electrician.

Now considering you have 4 years experience…

You should be able to show your employment status and experience.

As for the certificate…

Well… This is where everyone gets stuck.

Getting your Electrical Certificate

Like everyone else…

I thought the only way to get this certificate was to finish 4 long years in TAFE…

But what if I told you that there’s another way...

And it only takes 6 months...

See, while I was researching I stumbled on two amazing methods to get qualified…

And I realised that if you combine both methods you can get your electrical certificate in 6-8 months!

The first method is something called Recognition of prior learning. (RPL)

RPL is a process that allows you to get your skills assessed by an assessor.

And if your skills satisfy the requirements, you can get credit for a course.

The best part is that it doesn't matter how you got those skills.

So imagine you worked as an electrician for 5 years.

and you don't have a licence.

You can take that job experience and get it assessed by an assessor.

If the assessor is satisfied with your experience you can skip a few units of the course because your experience proves that you already know how to do those units.

Interesting, right?

The second method is something called Gap-training.

Gap training is a process that helps you fill in the “gaps” in your knowledge or skills by only teaching you those units.

For example: Imagine you applied for RPL.

And the assessor passed you for most of the units in the course.

You will still need to finish the other units to finish the course.

In this case, you will only sit the course for the units you still need to finish.

That is gap training.

Now If you combine both of these you get something amazing…

The Blended Electrical Gap-training Program!

Ok, Ok… I’ve made the name up…

But it fits!

I asked myself...

If you combine RPL and Gap training...

Wouldn’t you be able to complete your electrical course faster?

So I did some digging...

I wanted to find out if someone has thought about this before...

Lo and behold!

I found a place in Sydney where they actually offer this as a course.

Naturally, I called them up...

I booked a meeting and I requested to learn everything about this course.

I was fascinated…

It was exactly what I was looking for…

I decided to test the waters...

I called two of my electrical friends who need a licence...

I knew they would be interested in this course…

I told them about the course and I asked them if they would be willing to be the first to give it a try.

As expected, they had 100 questions...

So I explained everything over the phone...

As soon as I explained how it works they agreed and asked "how much is it?"

I told them the price and they said “Sure enrol me in.”

So I contacted the course providers and told them that I have two friends that would like to enrol...

They signed my friends up and 3 weeks later they started the course...

after 6 months, they had passed the capstone exam...

They had gotten their certificate...

And they were on the way to apply for their electrical licence…

As soon as they got their licence I called the course providers up and I asked to partner up…

I told them that I would send a message to all the electricians I can reach about this course...

and whoever is interested I'll tell them to come in and enrol...

They agreed, and they were happy to partner up with me...

Fast forward two years...

Now 100s of electricians finished this course.

Each of them had the same problem as you probably have.

That had the experience but didn’t have the licence...

They were stuck, without a chance to get it...

And this course turned the ties in their favour.

All of them now have their qualification and are either licensed...

Or are on their way to get their electrical licence.

(If this all sounds interesting to you and you want to find out more about this course... press on "book a call" and I'll explain it in more detail...)

One thing to note...

The reason why I said it takes 6-8 months to get your licence in this article is because the course only gets you the certificate.

After the certificate...

You will still need to get the certificate of proficiency done. (Requirement 2)

So I left 2 months leeway to factor in the time it takes to get your certificate and apply for the interview.

Besides that….

Here’s everything you need to know about the course.
  • It’s a 6-month course.
  • Attendance is required.
  • It’s twice a week so you can finish it in time.
  • It’s after hours so you don’t miss out on a days work or pay.
  • Once a month you will need to attend a extra two days.
  • It’s a small classroom for a better learning experience.
  • It will prepare you for the capstone exam.
  • It includes the capstone exam.
  • If you fail the exam, you can sit it again for free.
  • You can repeat the capstone exam until you pass. (After the second try additional fees may apply)
  • It’s a practical and theoretical approach so it’s not draining.
  • You will receive the appropriate electrical certificate to get your licence. (Certificate III in electrotechnology electrician)
  • It will prepare you for the next step. (The certificate of proficiency interview)
But be warned!

I am going to be completely transparent here.

This course is not for everyone…
  • You need at least 4 years of experience working as an electrician.
  • You need to get a reference letter from an electrician to prove that you worked for 4 years.
  • It costs $15,000.
  • And there are only 30 spots available every 6 months.
If this sounds good to you...

And you'd like to know more about the course...

Or secure your spot...

click "book a call"

One Last Thing...

If you’re a little hesitant about the price…

I’d like you to ask yourself…

How much is an electrical licence worth to you?

Better yet…

How much more money can you make if you had your electrical licence?

And what other options do you have to get your electrical licence?

See... I can only think of two options.

The first option...

Is to spend 4 years at TAFE...

1 day a week...

And lose that day's pay...

Just to study everything you probably already know…

And trust me...

If you think about it, this is not a cheaper option…

Let me explain…

If you're working without a licence...

You will probably be making around $250 a day.

And if you choose to go to TAFE...

You’ll have to attend TAFE one day a week..

For 50 weeks...

Every year…

So you’re missing out on 50 days of work a year…

($250 x 50)

That’s $12,500 a year…

(”Quick maths”)

So in 4 years, you’ve lost $50,000!

That is not considering that during those 4 years...

You'll be getting paid apprenticeship wages…

Now the second option is to come try out this gap-training program
  • You’ll get assessed to see what you know.
  • You’ll be trained on the things you don’t know.
  • And before you know it, you’ll be done with the electrical certificate and its capstone horrors.
all in 6 months! (Better than 4 years, right?)

You will be finally able to:
  • Get private jobs.
  • Start your own electrical company.
  • Apply for licensed electrical jobs.
  • And charge electrician rates with confidence.
Also… Consider how fast you can make $15,000 back when you’re licensed…

What’s crazy is that on average….

If you work 1 year as a licensed electrician…

You’ll probably make double the money that you’ll spend on this course!


Think about it…

If you do a quick research on Seek or Indeed…

You’ll realise that licensed electricians make around $46.60 an hour…

So around $370 in 8 hours…

So if you’re making $250 right now as an unlicensed electrician…

The moment you get your licence…

You can apply for a job that will make you an extra $120 a day!


Now let’s take the extra $120 a day…

and times that by 5 working days in the week.

(5 x $120)

You'll make an extra $600…

If we times $600 by 50 working weeks in the year…

($600 x 50)

You'll make $30,000!

So in 1 year, you'll have doubled your investment.

And the best part…

You don’t even have to pay the whole $15,000 upfront to start the course…

  • All you gotta do is pay $500 to secure a spot in the class. (Refundable)
  • Pay $4,500 the week before the 1st day of class.
  • Then pay the rest is on a payment plan for 5 months…
  • So, $2,000 each month.
If this all sounds interesting to you and you want to find out more about this course...

Or, you want to secure 1 of the 30 spots in the next class...

Then press on "book a call" and let's have a chat about this program.

On the call, I can explain the course in better detail…

And answer all your questions…

And I can double-check if you’re eligible to sit the course.

Btw, there’s no commitment if you book a free consultation call…

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