Electrical Contractor Registration (REC) Course


28 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

7 November


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.

Course content

  • Preparing for self-employment finding a business opportunity
  • Operating business plans, policies and structures
  • Legislation
  • Insurance requirements 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 taxation
  • Cash flow forecasting and debt collection
  • Timetable

    How to enrol

    More details


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

    Materials supplied

    All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises contextualised to the electrical industry. This includes relevant case studies and assessments.

    Materials to bring

    Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. A USB flash drive for transferring and storing files.

    Suited to

    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

    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 of competency. You will be contacted shortly by our Academic Services team regarding the next step for online enrolment into an accredited unit.

    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.


    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.

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