REC Course - The Centre For U

REC Course

Take the lead – Become a Registered Electrical Contractor and operate your own business

Registered Electrical Contractors (REC) Course

Conduct an electrical contracting business (VU21527)

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.

Available Dates

BOOK ONLINE   OR CALL 1800 270 875

Duration: 6 days

Location: The Centre for U – Level 3, 200 Arden Street, North Melbourne Victoria

Course Description

Topics covered are:

  • General feel of small business in the market place.
  • Business structure and occupational health and safety
  • Business planning, understanding business plans and cash projections
  • Business planning and manpower planning, legal aspects of being an REC.
  • Understanding the concepts of tenders
  • Marketing and developing marketing plans
  • Accounting and accounting structures
  • Accounting records, business plans and cash flows
  • Tax and introduction to GST, including completing Business Activity Statements

Training Provider

Box Hill Institute – TOID 4687


Delivery mode is face-to-face training and includes a knowledge assessment.

Course Outcomes

Topics covered will provide you with the knowledge and skills to ensure regulatory, technical, and occupational and workplace relations requirements are met in conducting a contracting business.

Statement of Results with the following State accredited unit will be issued:

  • VU21527 – Conduct an Electrical Contracting Business

Course Fees

Unemployed Member: FREE

Employed Member: $585

Non Member: $650

Employed members and non-members to pay the associated fees directly with the training provider.

Eligibility for Free Training

To access the Upskilling Services for free, ETU members must be:

  • Financial (includes suspended up to six (6) months)
  • A member for more than three (3) months
  • Unemployed

Proof of unemployment will be required. If you do not provide proof of unemployment within 10 days your registration will be forfeited/rejected. For more information read our Eligibility Policy

Unique Student Identification (USI) – As of 1st of January 2015, the Australian Government introduced compulsory USI numbers. The USI is a reference number that gives you access to your USI account.  A USI will allow you to see your results from all training providers including all completed units and qualifications.

Please ensure that you have obtained your USI and provide it to the training provider. The process takes a couple of minutes, is free and available online at

When you register with us, we will send you a confirmation email with details on how to enrol and pay with the Training Provider.