Electrical Contractor Registration (REC) Course


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

This course satisfies Part B of the requirements necessary to obtain registration as an Electrical Contractor and is delivered in context with the electrical industry. It covers a broad range of business management skills and knowledge that are associated with operating a contracting business.

It includes applying knowledge of business practices, technical regulations, standards and legislated obligations.

It is recommended that you contact Energy Safe Victoria to assess your suitability for a Registered Electrical Contractors (REC) Licence.

Course content

The course covers the following topics:
• Preparing for self-employment.
• Finding a business opportunity.
• Operating business plans and policies.
• Business structures and associated legal requirements.
• Occupational legislation, workplace regulations and compliance.
• Insurance requirements.
• Meeting legal regulations and compliance standards for safety and electrical work.
• Contract law.
• Business finances and financial resources.
• Business monitoring, performance and risk assessment.
• Employing staff and labour costs.
• Electrical estimating and quoting.
• Charge out rates.
• Cash flow forecasting and debt collection.
• Financial Plan and Taxation.
• Marketing plan.

Ideal for

This course is designed for A Grade Electricians. Electrical apprentices can complete the training, but are required to wait until they hold the A grade licence to apply for a contractor licence

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On successful completion, participants will be issued with documentation indicating that Part B of the Electrical Contractors Registration course has been passed at a satisfactory standard as required by Energy Safe Victoria. This document must be attached to the application for Registration and forwarded to: REGISTRAR OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, ENERGY SAFE VICTORIA 


Participants must hold “UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace”.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil, notebook and USB.


Participants who successful complete the assessment activities will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for “UEENEEG175A Develop compliance policies and plans to conduct a electrical contracting business”.

Additional notes

Once you have registered and paid for your course through the RMIT Short Courses website, there will be an additional enrolment step. This is because you will be studying a nationally endorsed unit(s) of competency. You will be contacted shortly by our Administration team regarding the next step for online enrolment into an accredited unit(s).
When the Administration team contacts you, they will ask for your DOB and Citizenship to set you up in our RMIT University recording system. You will then be sent instructions on how to complete the online enrolment for a unit of competency, which is relatively simple, but if you have issues the Administration team will be very happy to assist.

Unique Student Identifier
All learners undertaking nationally recognised training are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) issued by the Australian Government.
If you do not have a USI you will need to go www.usi.gov.au and create one.

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Available course dates

Saturday 08 June 2019

  • Code S130017
  • Start date 08.06.19
  • End date 29.06.19
  • Hours 28
  • Campus RMIT
  • Fee $640.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 08.06.19 09:00am 04:30pm 7.00
Sat 15.06.19 09:00am 04:30pm 7.00
Sat 22.06.19 09:00am 04:30pm 7.00
Sat 29.06.19 09:00am 04:30pm 7.00

Saturday 09 November 2019

  • Code S130017
  • Start date 09.11.19
  • End date 30.11.19
  • Hours 28
  • Campus RMIT
  • Fee $640.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 09.11.19 09:00am 04:30pm 7.00
Sat 16.11.19 09:00am 04:30pm 7.00
Sat 23.11.19 09:00am 04:30pm 7.00
Sat 30.11.19 09:00am 04:30pm 7.00

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