Registered Electrical Contractor

Course code HSSUEE0001
Start date(s) March/July
Course lengthPart time: 10 weeks
Campus Arden St
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

    To successfully achieve this qualification, students must complete a series of units and demonstrate competence in the skills involved.

    After those units have been completed, students will have achieved the core competencies required. Additional elective competencies must also be completed, with these to be determined in negotiation between the apprentice and their employer. Completion of the core and elective competencies will qualify students for the UEE42111 Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Electrical Contracting (REC).

    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.


  • 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


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

  • How to Apply


    When applying online through our Holmesglen Self-Service page, from the course list please choose Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) - North Melb.

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

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


    1300 639 888



    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$650

    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.