Restricted Electrical Workers Licence - Class 2 (Appliances)

Course code HSSUEE0005
Start date(s) February/April/May/June/August/September/November
Course length Full time: 6 days over 2-3 weeks
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This course is designed for those needing to disconnect and reconnect equipment associated with their primary trade, vocation or occupation, such as licensed tradespersons or people holding a relevant CPC32413 Certificate III in plumbing.

    The course provides the units of competency necessary to apply to Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) for a Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence (Class 2).

  • Course Structure

    The course covers:

    • Electrical principles 
    • Testing and measuring devices
    • Power cable and conductor termination to Australian standards
    • Isolating and supply arrangements
    • Electrical safety
    • Occupational health and safety
    • Safety testing and reporting

    Water Heaters and Gas Appliances

    This course is suitable for plumbers working with water heaters and gas appliances.

    The course covers the knowledge and skills needed to disconnect and reconnect low voltage fixed wired water heaters, which are incidental or a primary and regular function of work related to a principle work function.

    Restricted Electrical Workers Licence training is available for other trade areas/ ESV classifications.


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


    UEENEEP014ADisconnect - reconnect water heaters connected to low voltage installation wiring
    UEENEEP012ADisconnect/reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
    UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • 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.


    The Restricted Electrical Workers Licence - Class 2 is applicable to people employed in a primary work function where there is a need to disconnect/reconnect electrical equipment that is incidental to their primary function.  

    Before enrolling in the course, it is recommended that you contact Energy Safe Victoria to assess your eligibility for the Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence - Class 2.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

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

    Career Opportunities

    The course provides the units of competency necessary to apply to Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) for a Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence (Class 2).

  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    This course is delivered over six days, with one of those days allocated to conducting ESV Independent Practical Assessments. Your instructor will arrange a specific day and time for you to attend and undertake the assessment (allow approx 1-2 hours). You are also required to complete online study throughout the course.

    Semester 1 course dates:

    • February 20, 21, 22, 27 & 28, plus Practical Assessment on March 1 or 2
    • April 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11, plus Practical Assessment on April 13 or 14
    • May 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23, plus Practical Assessment on May 24 or 25
    • June 26, 27, 28 and July 3 & 4, plus Practical Assessment on July 5 or 6

    Semester 2 course dates:

    • August 7, 8, 9, 14 & 15, plus Practical Assessment on August 16 or 17
    • September 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26, plus Practical Assessment on September 27
    • November 13, 14, 15, 20 & 21, plus Practical Assessment on November 22 or 23
    Courses are also available for industry groups. Please contact the department directly for details.

  • 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 Restricted Electrical Licence - Class 2 (WHS/Gas App).

    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



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  • Fees

    Program Fees

    Full Fee$945

    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.