Registered Electrical Contractor

Course code HSSUEE0001
Start date(s) April/June
Course lengthPart time: 10 weeks
Campus North Melbourne
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This course is designed to assist Electrician's Licence holders ('A' Grade Licence) to apply for a Registered Electrical Contractors Licence (REC) with Energy Safe Victoria.

    The course is delivered in context with the electrical industry and covers a broad range of business management skills and knowledge that are associated with operating a contracting business. It is recommended that you contact Energy Safe Victoria to assess your suitability for a Registered Electrical Contractors (REC) Licence.

    You will be taught in our brand new facility located in Arden St, North Melbourne.

  • Course Structure

    Topics include:

    • Business plans and policies
    • Business structures and associated legal requirements
    • Occupational legislation, workplace regulations and compliance
    • Insurance requirements
    • Legal regulations and compliance standards for safety and electrical work
    • Contract law
    • Business finances and financial resources
    • Business monitoring, performance and risk assessment
    • Labour costs
    • Electrical estimating and quoting
    • Charge out rates
    • Cash flow forecasting and debt collection
    • Taxation
    • Marketing.


    Assessment will be undertaken using the following methods; written, online, assignment, on the job site and practical tasks in simulated work areas.


    UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UEENEEG175ADevelop compliance policies and plans to conduct a electrical contracting business
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    Applicants must be:

    • A holder of a Electrician's Licence ('A' Grade Licence or Unrestricted Electrical Mechanics Licence); or
    • the business partner of a licence holder; or
    • the employee of a licence holder.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successful completion of this course you will be eligible to receive a nationally endorsed Statement of Attainment.

    Career Opportunities

    This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills you need to register as an Electrical Contractor.

    Before enrolling in the course, it is recommended that you contact Energy Safe Victoria to assess your suitability for a Registered Electrical Contractors Licence.

  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    2018 course dates:

    • April 11 - June 3
    • June 18 - August 6


    This course is delivered one evening per week from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm over 10 weeks.

  • How to Apply


    To register for this Course online and see available courses dates or course fees, go to Futuretech Short Courses:


    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:


    03 9564 4700



    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Program Fees

    Full Fee$665

    Payments options are available to assist with repayment of tuition fees. HELP loans, which are a government loan scheme, are available to eligible students. A Student Services and Amenities fee is payable at the time of enrolment. All fee payments must be completed by the Administrative Date and the final date to withdraw without incurring a Loan debt must be completed by the Census Date.

    Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education programs.

    The published fee was current at the time of publication however, due to a rise in resource and delivery costs, full fee programs may be subject to change.