Registered Electrical Contractors

REC Course

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.


If there are no dates available you can call us on 1800 270 875 or send us an enquiry.

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Duration: 6 days (non consecutive) run over 3 weeks, 2 days per week

May Course Dates:

  • Week 1 – May 9th (enrol) & May 10th
  • Week 2 – May 16th & May 17th
  • Week 3 – May 23rd & May 24th

Location: The Centre for U – Ground Floor, 200 Arden Street, North Melbourne

Course Description

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

Course requirements:

  • Laptop
  • Student workbook provided by Centre for U

Training Provider

The Centre for U – RTO22719

Further Resources

Download our Student Handbook

Delivery mode and assessment

  • Delivery mode is face to face.
  • A self-paced project must be submitted for satisfactory completion, where required the self-paced project may be completed post course within a nominated timeframe.

Course Outcomes

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

Course Fees

ETU Member: $585

Non Member: $650

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.

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