Restricted Electrical Workers Licence - Class 2 (Refrigeration and Air-conditioning)

Course code UEE32211
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Course length Full time: 6 days over 2-3 weeks
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Full time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This course is designed for people needing to disconnect and reconnect equipment associated with their primary trade, vocation or occupation, such as licensed tradespersons or people holding a relevant Certificate III or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning qualification.

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

  • 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.
    Refrigeration and Air-conditioning/Composite Equipment

    This course is suitable for plumbers working with refrigeration and air-conditioning, and relevant tradespersons working with composite equipment. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out low voltage electrical installation work relating to equipment that is connected to a fixed electrical installation associated with a primary trade or occupation.

    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.


    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 persons 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, of which one day is 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.

    2017 Semester 1 course dates are:

    • February 20, 21, 27 and 28 plus Practical Assessment scheduled on March 1 or 2
    • April 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11, plus Practical Assessment scheduled on April 12 or 13
    • May 16, 17, 18, 22 & 23, plus Practical Assessment scheduled on May 24 or 25.
    Courses are 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 Workers Licence - Class 2 (Ref & Air-Con).

    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


    Fees data is currently unavailable for this program. Please contact the department for current fees for this program.

    Electrical & Engineering Department
    03 9209 5690