• Course Code
  • 0417ECR
  • Unit Code
  • VU21527
  • Course Type
  • Short Course; Accredited Course
  • Cost
  • $625 Enrolment Fee
  • Study mode
  • Online
  • Times
  • Course access is available 24 hours 7 days a week.
  • Location
  • Online
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Course Overview

The fully online course aims to provide the training needs to enable the holder of an unrestricted class A electrical mechanics license to gain registration as an electrical contractor. In this program participants will learn how to evaluate the labor costs and profit margins associated with operation. Any person wishing to contract or indicate to the public they are willing to carry out electrical writing work must be registered as an electrical contractor.

What is required when applying to Energy Safe Victoria for Contractor Registration?

An applicant must hold and electricians license, or nominate as their technical supervisor a person who holds an electricians license and who has successfully completed the licensed electrical mechanics (LEM) assessment conducted by a body approved by ESV.

An applicant or person responsible for the business management and administration of the electrical contracting work must have successfully completed a course of training about establishing an electrical contracting business that is approved by ESV or has passed an examination conducted by ESV or a body approved by ESV. Successful completion of this course will satisfy this requirement.

Course Dates

Continuous enrolments throughout the year


Qualifications and Recognition

Upon completion of this course, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Career Opportunities


Opportunities for Further Study


Further Information

Entry Requirements

The course is available to any qualified trades person or a holder of an approved equivalent course. However, mature persons who has suitable business experience are eligible to enrol.

Required for enrolment


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and reliable internet connectivity.


Course Cost

$625 Enrolment Fee

Materials Fees

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information

Course Duration 3 Months – No extensions (extra time) will be granted.


Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Not Applicable

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit CodeUnit Name
VU21527Conduct an electrical contracting business


Students are required to successfully complete a variety of learning activities (written), self-testing questions (online quizzes) and a business plan (written).


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