ECA WA recently provided government with a submission regarding Training Licence applications by electrical apprentices.
In short, we have requested that apprentices are deemed to have been granted a training licence from the first day of their apprenticeship, rather than from when they receive their hard copy licence from Building and Energy. Building and Energy would then have 3 months to issue the hard copy licence to the apprentice.
We have also requested that an extension of three months should be applied to a training licence at the end of an apprenticeship if an apprentice is required to re-sit their Capstone examination and/or undertake remedial training. This would allow an apprentice to continue to undertake supervised work with their current employer whilst finalising their licensing exams.