Accreditation to undertake contestable work in NSW is administered by Department of Trade and Investment.
Individual electrical contractors or electrical contracting/consulting companies can become accredited service providers and perform contestable work. Individuals must also obtain authorisation from us for work on or near our existing distribution network assets.
There are 3 levels of accreditation which can be gained from Department of Trade and Investment.
Level 1: Contestable distribution work
Installing high voltage and low voltage distribution overhead mains, underground cables and substations.
Level 2: Contestable service work
Installing overhead and underground service lines and metering equipment, the disconnection and reconnection of service connections to carry out work on an installation, and energising installations with a total electricity load not greater than 100 Amps.
Level 3: Contestable design
Designing electrical reticulation systems which usually does not require our authorisation to work on or near network assets.
You can obtain more information on becoming accredited from the Department of Trade and Investment:
Accredited Service Provider
Division of Resources and Energy
PO Box 3889
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Phone: (02) 8281 7780
Fax: (02) 8281 7750