Take the lead – Become a Registered Electrical Contractor and operate your own business
CFU001 – Registered Electrical Contractors (REC) Course
Completing this course will allow you to register for Energy Safe Victoria’s Registered Electrical Contractors Licence and will equip you with all the knowledge you need to jump start an electrical contracting business.
This training is free to unemployed ETU members.
Duration: 6 days (non consecutive) run over 3 weeks, 2 days per week
Location: The Centre for U – Level 3, 200 Arden Street, North Melbourne
Topics covered are:
- Overview of small business in the market place
- Work and occupational health and safety requirements of a small business
- Business planning, understanding business plans and goal setting
- Staffing requirements
- Regulatory and legal aspects associated with being a REC
- Understanding costing, estimating and tendering
- Marketing, promotion and developing a marketing plan
- Accounting and business structures
- Recording keeping, set-up costs and cash flow
- Taxation requirements, ABN, introduction to GST and Activity Statements
- Student workbook provided by Centre for U
Delivery mode and assessment
Delivery mode is face to face, a project must be submitted for satisfactory completion.
Topics covered will provide you with the knowledge and skills to ensure regulatory, taxation, and occupational and workplace relations requirements are met in conducting a contracting business.
Statement of Results with the following unit code will be issued:
- CFU001 Registered Electrical Contractors Course
Unemployed ETU Member: FREE
Employed ETU Member: $585
Non Member: $650
Eligibility for Free Training
- Members must be financial (includes suspended up to six (6) months)
- Must be an ETU member for more than three (3) months.
For more information read our Eligibility for free services Policy
Applying for your REC licence
RECs must hold current civil liability insurance (minimum cover $5 million) against personal injury and/or damage to property in connection with the electrical contracting work of the applicant or their employees or agents. ESV requires the Certificate of Currency, stating the insurance is in place and established at the time of application. Tax invoices are not acceptable.
If you are registering a business name, the insurance must be registered exactly as you wish to trade, and in the case of a partnership, both partners should be named.
How do I apply for the licence?
For an application form and information head to the ESV website.