FAQs

We know you might have a bunch of questions about your future, current, or planned career in the electrical field. So, we've procured a list of FAQs which might help you answer some of your questions below. If you can't find the answer you're looking for here, feel free to contact one of our campuses for more information. 

Apprenticeship FAQs - How do I gain an Electrician's Licence?

You must complete a WA recognised apprenticeship in the electrical trades or hold a Tradesmans Right Certificate in the electrical trades.

Apprenticeship FAQs - What is an Electrical Apprenticeship?

An electrical apprenticeship is your pathway to a new and exciting career. You will earn a wage whilst you are undergoing training. Training is based “on the job” whilst working with your employer and “off the job” in a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as the College of Electrical Training.

Apprenticeship FAQs - Who do I speak to about getting started?

If you are looking for an Electrical/Communications apprenticeship, the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers can help match you to an employer, support you during the sign-up to the training contract and assess your eligibility for Commonwealth Government incentives and Trade Support Loans.

AASN providers can also offer individualised screening, testing, streaming and matching services to help you select the apprenticeship, occupation or training pathway that is most suited to you.

These services will work to ensure you are well-suited to an apprenticeship or traineeship and are the right fit for the job.

If you have already found an employer, contact an AASN provider to talk about getting your apprenticeship/traineeship started, nominating the College of Electrical Training as your preferred Registered Training Provider.

If you haven’t found an employer, contact EGT on (08) 6241 6171.

For more information, or to find an AASN provider in your area, call 13 38 73.

Apprenticeship FAQs - How do I become an electrical apprentice?

You must find a suitable employer to take you on as an apprentice. Enrolling into CET’s pre apprentice course will assist you in securing an apprenticeship as many employers look for people that have completed this course.

Apprenticeship FAQs - How long does an apprenticeship last?

Apprenticeships are generally four years in duration. 

Apprenticeship FAQs - How long may I be required to undergo training?

“Off the Job” training takes place at the College of Electrical Training. This training may be in the form of one day a week college attendance or block attendance consisting of five days per week for generally four, two week blocks per annum.

The college training is designed to compliment the day to day training you experience on the job. 

Apprentices will be required to return to the college to undertake a Capstone assessment three months before the indentured period concludes.

Apprenticeship FAQs - When do I receive my qualification?

Your Registered Training Organisation (RTO) will issue you with a Certificate once you have completed the following:
  • Completion of “off the job “ training
  • Completed “on the job” training experience, called profiling
  • Completed a Capstone assessment
This certificate is presented to Building and Energy who have the authority to issue your Electrical Trade Licence.

Apprenticeship FAQs - Can I get any financial assistance to help with paying my fees?

You may be eligible to receive a concession discount of up to 30% on your fees if you hold one of the various health care cards. One example is the low income health care card.
To receive the discount the card must be valid at the time a unit commences and have been provided to CET.

Apprenticeship FAQs - Can you offer a payment plan?

Yes we do, through Ezidebit. For more information, please see our CET Learner Payment Plan

To apply for a payment plan through Ezidebit, please head here

Please note the following:

  • Dishonour/Failed Payments - Ezidebit will attempt to process any dishonoured payment 3 days after initial attempt. The charge is $14.80 for each Dishonour/Failed Payment, including the 2nd attempt.

General FAQs - Where can I check out all CET courses, including fees and course descriptions?

Please view our Courses page for more information.

General FAQs - What do I need to do if I wish to register for one of CET’s courses?

Please go to our Courses page and enrol online or download the brochure and forward the registration form for the training you wish to complete. Alternatively, you can contact us using the information below:

Jandakot Campus
PO Box 3857, Success WA 6964
Phone: 08 6595 6600
Email: jandakot@cet.asn.au

Joondalup Campus
PO Box 4, Joondalup DC WA 6919
Phone: 08 9233 5000
Email: joondalup@cet.asn.au

(Note: some courses are subject to demand and require a minimum class number)

General FAQs - How do I secure my course booking?

Please note that your position on a course can only be secured if we receive full payment of course fees and the completed course registration form.  Please visit the course registration section for further details.

General FAQs - Am I eligible for the “subsidised fee”?

Subsidised course fees may be available to persons currently working in the building and construction industry or unemployed persons who have worked in that trade in the previous six months.  The fee subsidy does not apply to persons working in the security and mining industries or Government employees.
 
If the subsidised fee applies to you simply complete the ‘CTF Subsidy’ section on your course registration form, together with the Work History Form (which must accompany your subsidised fee declaration) and then forward the forms with your payment to us. We will handle the CTF Subsidy claim for you.

General FAQs - I am an electrician and have not worked in the trade for some time. Do you have a refresher course I can do?

Please contact Building and Energy for permission to do the Electrical Trade Licence course.

General enquiries
 Tel: (+618) 6251 1900
be.info@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Licensing enquiries
 Tel: (+618) 6251 2000
energylicensing@dmirs.wa.gov.au
After Hours
Freecall: 1800 678 198

General FAQs - What are the pre-requisites for enrolling on the Electrical Contractor’s course?

You must hold an Unrestricted Electricians Licence.  For further information on obtaining an Unrestricted Electricians Licence, please see our apprenticeship course for becoming an electrician.

General FAQs - How do I obtain the WA Electrical Contractors Licence if I already hold a Licence in another state in Australia?

The Electrical Nominees Course will need to be completed as licencing requirements vary from state to state.  Interstate applicants may be given an exemption to completing the business modules under mutual recognition where they hold a current electrical contractor’s licence in another state or territory of Australia. Documentary evidence will need to be provided with the application, and sent to Building and Energy.
For further information, please contact our:

Administration Manager, Peta O'Day
Phone: (08) 9233 5000
Email: adminmanager@cet.asn.au

General FAQs - How do I enrol onto the Restricted Electrical Licence (REL) course?

First, you will need to contact Building and Energy (phone 6251 2000) for their approval to attend our course. Upon approval, Building and Energy will issue you with a Log Book which will include your approval letter and allow you to enrol onto our course. 

Then complete our course registration form and upload your appoval letter. We will send you a confirmation letter which will state your start date and any materials you will need during the course. 

Please note that we will be unable to confirm your position on the course unless you have previously obtained approval from Building and Energy.

General FAQs - How do International students go about getting their qualifications recognised in Australia?

For further information please click here

General FAQs - I would like to do an Electrical/Communications apprenticeship. Who do I speak to about getting started?

If you are looking for an Electrical/Communications apprenticeship, the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers can help match you to an employer, support you during the sign-up to the training contract and assess your eligibility for Commonwealth Government incentives and Trade Support Loans.

AASN providers can also offer individualised screening, testing, streaming and matching services to help you select the apprenticeship, occupation or training pathway that is most suited to you. These services will work to ensure you are well-suited to an apprenticeship or traineeship and are the right fit for the job.

If you have already found an employer, contact an AASN provider to talk about getting your apprenticeship/traineeship started, nominating the College of Electrical Training as your preferred Registered Training Provider.

If you haven’t found an employer, contact EGT on (08) 6241 6171.
For more information, or to find an AASN provider in your area, call 13 38 73.

Pre-Apprenticeship FAQs - Can you offer a payment plan?

Yes we do, through Ezidebit. For more information, please click

Please note the following:
Dishonour/Failed Payments - Ezidebit will attempt to process any dishonoured payment 3 days after initial attempt. The charge is $14.80 for each Dishonour/Failed Payment, including the 2nd attempt.