Post Trade Code: CET012

Electrical Contractor Training (Full Course)

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Electrical Contractor Training Program

In Western Australia, the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 provide that electrical contracting work may only be carried out by persons holding the appropriate electrical licence as issued by the Electrical Licensing Board.

CET provides approved courses that fulfils the Electrical Contractor Training Program and provides licensed electricians with the relevant training, skills and knowledge to complete a range of relevant electrical contracting work.


Course Fee: $2,800.00

Fees are subject to change. Course fees do not incur GST.
*Relevant Membership discount will be applied to the full fee. CET will verify membership eligibility.

Course code


Full Course - 14 days
Nominees - 5 Days
Business - 9 Days

Course content

The Electrical Contractor Training Program consists of three competency based modules: WAE200, EA102, EA103B. This course can be undertaken either with all three courses, or as a Business or Nominee focusing on the various aspects of a contractor business.

Regulation 36 of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 provides for the issue of an Electrical Contractor’s Licence to a sole trader, a firm, or a body corporate and requires that the applicant, or at least one person in the employ of the applicant who is concerned in the management or conduct of the business, understands fully the duties and obligations imposed by the regulations, the Electricity Act 1945 and the Energy Coordination Act 1994 and has therefore successfully completed the following modules of the ECTP:

Nominee Units:

WAE200 Electrical Operational Requirements (40 hours)

Module Learning Outcomes

  • Investigate and identify WA Legislation relevant to the electrical operations of an organisation in provision of electrical services.
  • Analyse the intent and implications of the identified legislation and apply same to the process of an electrical contracting company.
  • Apply current Australian electrical standards and relevant WA State publications to a variety of situations associated with small to large low voltage electrical installations.
  • Describe and apply specific statutory technical and occupational requirements associated with the functions and duties of electrical personnel.
  • Analyse and apply the correct procedures for the inspection, testing and verification of low voltage electrical installations.
  • Analyse and apply the correct procedures for the inspection and testing of permanently connected low voltage electrical appliances / equipment.
  • Determine and apply appropriate safe working practices and supervisory procedures in an electrical environment.

Business Units:

EA102 - Establishing a Contracting Business

Module Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate those factors that influence the performances and structure of a small contracting business;
  • Establish a marketing plan for a small contracting business;
  • Evaluate the labour costs and profit margins associated with a small contracting operation.

Regulation 38 of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 provides for the issue of an In-House Electrical Installing Work Licence where an employer engages or employs an electrical worker to carry out electrical installing work other than maintenance work in respect only of premises owned, leased, or occupied by the employer. Regulation 36 requires that the applicant, or at least one person in the employ of the applicant, is the holder of a current WA Electrician’s Licence and that person has, to the satisfaction of the Electrical Licensing Board, completed the following module of the ECTP:


EA103B - General Legislative Requirements 

Module Learning Outcomes

  • Investigate and identify State and Federal legislation as it applies to:
    • the structure of an electrical contracting business;
    • workplace relations, human resources;
    • the marketplace
  • Analyse and describe the intent and implications of the identified State and Federal Legislation;
  • Establish an electrical operational plan and policies to give effect to the procedures, processes and legislative obligations of an electrical contracting business.


Course requirements

Entry to module WAE200 will require applicants to hold a current WA Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence.

Fully enclosed shoes must be worn at all times in CET buildings.  Safety boots/shoes must be worn when working in the workshop.

Prior to course commencement the learner is required to review CET's Code of Conduct found at Terms & Conditions/Policies page and undertake pre-course reading and pre-course review activities via an online platform - CET Learning.

Course materials

Applicants are required to obtain the following resources prior to course commencement:

Available at both CET campuses:

  • AS/NZS 3000 (current edition)
  • AS/NZS 3008.1.1 (current edition)
  • AS/NZS 3760 (optional)

Available at the State Law Publisher:

  • Electrical (Licencing) Regulations 1991 (current edition)
  • Electricity Regulations 1947 (current edition)

Available at Building and Energy:

  • WA Electrical Requirements (current edition)

Disclaimer: Standards are subject to change without notice. Applicants should check for the latest version before purchase.

Course breakdown

Core Units of Competency

Code Description Nominal Hours
EA103B General Legislative Requirements N/A
EA102 Establishing a Contracting Business N/A
WAE200 Electrical Operational Requirements N/A


Date Location Availability
12 Aug 2024 Joondalup 9 places left
9 Sept 2024 Jandakot 10 places left
7 Oct 2024 Joondalup 12 places left
4 Nov 2024 Jandakot 11 places left
18 Nov 2024 Joondalup 12 places left

Certification & assessment

Graduates will be issued with a Certificate of Completion. Application for licence issue should be made to Building and Energy: (within twelve months of completing the business course modules, and three months for nominee courses). 

Skills recognition

If you have undertaken previous training in the Electrical trade or any associated trades, you may qualify for recognition of prior learning.

Please download and complete the Electrical Contractors Training Program RPL Application.

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