Special Employee's and Technician's licence

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Before you apply for a Special Employee (SE) licence, you need to determine whether you are required to hold a licence. ​

Duties that ​do not require a SE Licence

​You do not need a SE licence if your duties are limited to:
  • selling keno tickets;
  • undertaking gaming machine payouts;
  • making minor adjustments to gaming machines; and
  • undertaking some security functions in casinos.
​If you are unsure about whether your duties require a SE licence, you will need to discuss your range of duties with your employer.

Duties that require a SE licence 

You need a SE licence if you:
  • work in the casino and are involved in table games, cash desk/coin booth, premium player programs, table drop boxes, surveillance operations of tables or work associated with chips;
  • work for a keno operator or monitoring operator and administer the conduct of games of keno, electronic monitoring systems or undertake keno monitoring functions and/or regulated monitoring functions; or
  • work for the wagering operator (Tabcorp) and administer a gaming activity, develop gaming activity policy, are involved in the operation of wagering systems or manage fraud and integrity functions.
The prescribed duties which apply to a SE licence holder are:

Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) 

You are required to undertake an approved RCG course every five years if are involved in the conduct of gambling in a venue in Tasmania. This applies whether you hold a SE licence or not.

Copies of your most current certificate will need to be provided to your employer. The Commission do​es not need a record of your RCG certificate.

Training requirements

If you​ are involved in the conduct of gambling in a venue in Tasmania, your employer will be required to keep a record to show that you are competent and have been trained to use any gaming equipment you interact with or operate.

Your employer will be responsible for any training needs you have.​


A technician licence is required if you undertake certain duties which are prescribed by the Commission under the Act. These prescribed duties include installing, maintaining or repairing gaming equipment, or undertaking software and hardware testing or analysis for the purposes of gaming or a gaming business. 

A copy of the prescribed duties which apply in relation to Technician's can be found here:

 Prescribed Duties in relation to Technician - 1 April 2024 (PDF 76Kb)

If you are unsure whether the duties you undertake require a technician's licence, you may need to seek clarification with your employer.

There are no changes to these licences and will continue to be issued and renewed. ​​

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Special Employee's and Technician's​ Licences are issued subject to conditions.  

Licence holders must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities as a licence holder. 

Conditions are now attached to a Special Employee's licence and licence holders should refer to their licence for conditions that apply. ​

Please contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch if you require a copy of your licence.

Applicants are required to be 18 years of age or older.


Applications are assessed by the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission to determine the individual's suitability to be a licence holder.

New applicants must consent to having their fingerprints taken. Do not have your fingerprints taken unless asked to do so.​​ Fingerprints taken are destroyed upon licence expiry or application refusal.

Contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner if you believe you may be entitled to claim a right of non-disclosure in relation to offences.


Applications must include a colour passport sized photograph​. Photograph requirements provide guidance about how photographs must be taken in order to be accepted.

Responsible Conduct of Gambling 

It is a requirement for every person involved in the conduct of gambling in a venue in Tasmania to undertake a Responsible Conduct of Gambling course approved by the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission. 

New licence holders are allowed three months from the date their licence is issued to complete the course and they must provide a copy of the certificate to their employer.

All persons involved in the conduct of gambling in a venue in Tasmania must retake the course every five years from the date of certification and provide a new certificate to their employer, before the certification expires to avoid disciplinary action being taken against them.

Special Employee's and Technician's licence | Treasury and Finance Tasmania

Licence Renewal

If a special employee or technician licence is required, it is a licence holder's responsibility to ensure it remains current.

Where possible, renewal notices are sent to licence holders four weeks prior to the expiry of their licence. 

If you need to check your expiry date, please contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch on (03) 6166 4040 or by email to gaming@treasury.tas.gov.au

To apply to renew your licence, please submit your application PRIOR to the expiry date.

The link to the application form to apply or renew your licence can be found here:


Special employee/technician licence application form

Replacement Licence

If you have misplaced your licence - please contact the Commission at: gaming@treasury.tas.gov.au - a fee to replace the licence may apply.

  Special Employee's and Technician's Licence replacement application   (198Kb)​​

Automatic Mutual Recognition

From 1 July 2022, Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) applies to a wide range of licensed occupations across participating states and territories. This includes Special Employees and Technician's licences, operating within the gaming industry.

What do I need to do to work under AMR in Tasmania?

To work across the participating states and territories, you must be registered in your home state or territory to undertake the activities you intend to carry out in a second state or territory. You must contact the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission (gaming@treasury.tas.gov.au), to notify them of your intention to work in Tasmania. In this notification, you must include the state or territory you are currently licensed and your licence number. You must comply with the laws of the state or territory where you are working. In the gambling context, this means understanding and meeting the requirements for Responsible Conduct of Gambling and Exclusions.

What are the arrangements for Tasmanians wanting to work under AMR in other states and territories?

Licensed workers from Tasmania can use their Tasmanian licence interstate to work in certain occupations.

To find out if your Tasmanian licence or registration can be used in other states or territories, check that state or territory's website.

What happens if you don't comply with Tasmanian law or licence conditions?

Your entitlement to work interstate under the AMR scheme can be suspended or cancelled. Your home state or territory licence or registration can also be suspended or cancelled.

More information is available on the Automatic Mutual Recognition page.

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