News & Views

5th July 2021

Working Interstate Made Easy

The Minister for Economic Development and Industrial Relations, Tim Pallas released a statement last week about launching the ‘Automatic mutual recognition of occupational registrations’ (AMR) scheme enabling workers move freely to plug skill gaps in infrastructure builds and critical essential services.

Whilst registered workers will no longer be required to apply for or pay for a new registration or licence to undertake the same activities in another state or territory, workers are still expected to comply with not just the state Electricity Safety Act, but also the state’s:

  • Occupational health and safety legislation
  • Labour hire legislation
  • Workplace relation legislation (wage theft)

Interstate AMR electricians would also still need to register with ESV and comply with all state requirements including the issuing of Certificates of Electrical Safety

Download the full statement here

AMR will commence in Victoria, NSW, the ACT and NT from today, 1 July 2021. Other states have committed to entering the scheme soon after.