Restricted Electrical Workers Licence

Course Code UEESS00133
Locations Warrnambool

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Study Mode Short Course
Length Six days
Commencement Follow the book now button for upcoming dates
Timetable Six days, 8am - 5pm plus an individual assessment.
Course Overview

The Restricted Electrical Worker’s Licence Grade 2 (previously named the Disconnect/ Reconnect Worker’s Licence) entitles you to carry out low-voltage electrical installation work relating to fixed electrical equipment that is connected to your primary trade, vocation or occupation that would otherwise require the services of a registered electrical contractor, or a licensed electrician.

The Restricted Electrical Worker’s Licence entitles you to carry out electrical installation work involving disconnection and reconnection of equipment, such as:

  • Electrical appliances
  • Water heaters and gas appliances
  • Composite equipment
  • Motors
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
  • Instrumentation and control devices
  • Electronics
  • Control devices
  • Hazardous Area Equipment
  • Neon signs (pre-assembled)

What will I Learn?

  • Prepare to disconnect electrical equipment
  • OHS requirements for disconnection reconnection of electrical equipment
  • Disconnect electrical equipment in accordance with Australian Standard
  • Prepare to reconnect electrical equipment
  • Reconnect electrical equipment
  • Test the reconnected electrical equipment for safe operation
  • Identify and Report Faults
  • Provide status reports

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for this course.

Successful completion of this short course will not automatically entitle you to a Restricted Electrical Workers Licence. A licence application is required through Energy Safe Victoria and conditions apply.

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

Prior to booking in this course, you will need to contact Energy Safe Victoria on (03) 9203 9700 to determine your eligibility for a Restricted Electrical Worker’s Licence Grade 2. 

The Restricted Electrical Workers Licence can only be issued when Energy Safe Victoria is satisfied that you require the licence as a requirement that is incidental to your trade, vocation or calling. You must be able to display competence in a relevant field to which the disconnection/reconnection work required is a significant function of your job and your trade history.

For this course, you will need to:

  • provide photo ID to the trainer on the first day of the course
  • bring a pen and paper
  • wear appropriate PPE, long sleeve shirt, long pants and enclosed footwear.

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After booking

Once you have booked your place in a short course, you will receive an email confirming the date, time and location of the course, and instructions on the next steps of your enrolment process. A tax invoice/receipt is automatically emailed to you at the time of purchase. 

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Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online. This evaluation helps us ensure you receive any necessary support to achieve a successful outcome for your course. Failure to complete will incur a $20 administration fee for a booking cancellation or transfer.

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Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

Course Fees

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Course Fees $1,175.00
No concession or government funding applies
How do I pay for the short course?

You can book and pay for your place in a short course online by following the book now button. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus for assistance in your booking.

If your course is to be invoiced to a third party, (eg. Work Cover, employer or agency) an Authority to Invoice (ATI) form needs to be completed and signed by the third party. Please contact us via the live chat below, calling 1300 648 911, or email to receive the form.

Next Steps
How to book

There are four simple steps when applying for a course with us. 

  1. Book – you can book and pay for your place online via the book now button.  A tax invoice/receipt is automatically emailed to you upon payment.
  2. Get ready – you will receive an email confirming the date, time and location of the course from the short course team. The email will also include the next steps with links to complete a pre-training review and to create a unique student identifier. You will need to follow the links to complete the pre-training review and create or confirm your unique student identifier. Your enrolment form will also be attached in this email.
  3. Enrol – upon completion of the pre-training review, you need to sign and return your enrolment form including your unique student identifier number and photo ID. We will then process your enrolment in the short course.
  4. Attend and complete the short course - 100% attendance of the short course is required. Upon successful completion of the short course, you will be sent a Statement of Attainment for the accredited units completed within 30 days.

If need any assistance with completing your booking, contact our Customer Service team via the live chat below, call 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

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