Registered Electrical Contractor

Course code HSSUEE0001
Start date(s) April
Course lengthPart time: 1 evening per week over 8 sessions
Campus Moorabbin
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. It is recommended that you contact Energy Safe Victoria to assess your suitability for a Registered Electrical Contractors Licence (REC).

    Training  covers a broad range of the business management skills and knowledge required to operate a contracting business within the electrical industry.

  • 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 may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.


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


    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 successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive a nationally endorsed statement of attainment.

    Career Opportunities

    This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to register as an electrical contractor.

  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    2018 Semester 1 Course date:

    April 30 -  June 25

    This course is delivered over 8 sessions on Monday evenings, 5.30 - 9.30 pm

  • How to Apply


    When applying online through our Holmesglen Self-Service page:
    For Application Type select Building and Construction and for Program of Study, please choose Registered Electrical Contractor (Rec) - Moorabbin.

    Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) - Moorabbin

    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:

    Electrical & Engineering Department
    03 9209 5690


    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.