Starting an Electrical Business


Location: 30 Day street North, Silverwater NSW 2128


Unit: Starting an Electrical Business
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: $495 AUD (GST inc.) – Payable by EFT or credit card upon registration.


Overview: This course is aimed at both electrical contractors launching their own business and electrical contracting company employees moving into estimating roles. The focus of the course is medium commercial and delivery is in a workshop type environment.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 60 percent of small businesses cease operating within the first three years of starting. Don’t be one of them.

Who is it for? This course is for people that have experience in the electrical industry but have never gone in business for themselves.

Method of Delivery: Classroom theory

Learning Outcomes:

  • Business Structures
    • General
    • Sole Trader
    • Company
    • Partnership
    • Trust
  • Electrical Licensing
    • Licencing Cabling
    • Licencing Security
  • Contracting and T&CS
  • CCEW and TCA1
    • Certificate of compliance for electrical work
    • TCA cabling forms guidelines
  • Does it Comply
  • Dial Before You Dig
  • ACCC
  • Employees
    • Wages and Awards
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
    • Interacting with the Australian Tax Office (ATO)
    • Taxation Registrations
    • TFN
    • ABN
    • GST
    • Fuel tax credits
    • PAYG
    • FBT (private use of a company car)
    • ACN
    • Registering a business name
  • Auskey
  • Super
    • Superstream
    • Setting up super
  • Document Management
  • Long Service Scheme
  • Insurance
  • Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Asset and revenue insurance
  • Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)
  • Codes of Practice and Australian Standards
  • Labour Rate
  • Estimating Basics
    • Labour
    • Materials
    • Additional and preliniminary costs
    • Prime costs
    • Provisional sums
    • Variations
    • Progress claims
    • Mark-up and margin
  • Acts, Rules, Regulations and Codes of Practice
    • Work health and safety act
    • Guidelines
    • NSW electricity distributors
    • Codes of practice
    • Employers policies and procedures
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Managment

Entry Requirement: Nil

 Award: Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

What to Bring: A willingness to learn!


Estimating Electrical Projects


Location: 30 Day street North, Silverwater NSW 2128


Unit: Estimating Electrical Projects (November 2016 Re-launch)
Duration: 2 Days
Cost: $695 AUD – (GST inc.) – Payable by EFT or credit card upon registration


Overview: The focus of the course is a medium commercial project and delivery is in a workshop type environment.

Who is it for? This course is suitable for both electrical contractors and employees of larger electrical contracting companies moving into estimating roles.

Method of Delivery: Classroom theory and project estimating workshop

Learning Outcomes:

  • Invitation Tender
  • Pre-Qualification Schemes
  • The Opportunity to tender
  • Assess your company’s ability to successfully complete the project
  • Assess the customers’ ability to undertake and finance the project
  • Request for Information/ clarification
  • Version control
  • Tender Breakdown
  • Take-offs and Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Sending the BOM to wholesalers for a quote
  • Calculating Labour rates
  • Estimating Labour Hours
  • Additional cost Preliminary fees
  • Verifying price with a guide
  • Creating the BID
  • Contract for the project
  • Kicking off and constant monitoring
  • Progress claims
  • Operating and maintenance manuals

Entry Requirement: Working in the electrical industry

Award: Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

What to Bring: A willingness to learn!


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