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Business nominee courses and qualifications


Below is a list of courses accepted by ESV as meeting the requirements for a person to be responsible for the business management and administration of electrical contracting work.

This list of courses is not a complete list and other courses may be acceptable.

To be accepted a course must cover the majority of the following aspects of running a business.

Formal processes to meet technical, managerial, occupational and workplace relations obligations in a contracting business including:

  • Records
  • Taxation
  • Budgeting
  • Project Management Factors influencing the performance of a contracting business
  • Regulations for electrical work
  • Assessing and mitigating risk
  • Legal options for the business structure
  • Focus of the business
  • Legal rights and responsibilities
  • Insurance requirements
  • Preparing marketing plans
  • Estimating
  • Profit margins

Course code

Course name

EA 102Establishing a Contracting Business
S130017Registered Electrical Contractors Course – Commercial
ETF13Registered Electrical Contractors Course
VBQU451Conduct an electrical contracting business
VU21527Conduct an electrical contracting business
NECREC001Registered Electrical Contractors Course (NECA Course)
B340EL06Establishing an Electrical Contracting Business
UEENEEG075ADevelop compliance policies and plans to conduct a contracting business
UEENEEG175ADevelop compliance policies and plans to conduct a contracting business
BSB40407Certificate IV in Small Business Management
BSB42615Cert IV in Small Business
BSB60407Advanced Diploma of Management
BSB50215Diploma of Business
BSB50401Diploma of Business Management
BSB51107Diploma of Management and finance for non-finance managers
University DegreesBachelor or Masters of Business (Accounting)
University DegreesBachelor or Masters of Business (Administration)
University DegreesBachelor or Masters of Business
University DegreeBachelor of Commerce accept all streams
University DegreeMaster of Business and Technology
University DegreeBachelor of Economics with the Bachelor of Laws


If the business supervisors does not hold the above qualification, they may also apply under experience.

Evidence is required demonstrating that the nominated business supervisor has managed an electrical contracting business for a minimum of five years or more. In this instance, a detailed account of the experience on a separate sheet is required to be submitted with the nomination form.

Contact our Licensing team

If you have questions about qualifying business nominees, you can contact our licensing team in the following ways:

  • Complete our contact us form.
  • Via the ‘ask a question’ portal on ESVConnect.
  • Send an email to and your query will be attended to as soon as possible.
  • Contact our Licensing and Registration team directly on 1800 815 721 between the following hours:
Monday, Thursday, Friday — 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday — 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday — 9:00am to 12:30pm