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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 102 Establishing a Contracting Business
S130017 Registered Electrical Contractors Course – Commercial
ETF13 Registered Electrical Contractors Course
VBQU451 Conduct an electrical contracting business
VU21527 Conduct an electrical contracting business
NECREC001 Registered Electrical Contractors Course (NECA Course)
CFU001 Registered Electrical Contractors Course
B340EL06 Establishing an Electrical Contracting Business
UEENEEG075A Develop compliance policies and plans to conduct a contracting business
UEENEEG175A Develop compliance policies and plans to conduct a contracting business
UEEEL0040 Develop compliance policies and plans to conduct an electrical contracting business
BSB40407 Certificate IV in Small Business Management
BSB42615 Cert IV in Small Business
BSB60407 Advanced Diploma of Management
BSB50215 Diploma of Business
BSB50401 Diploma of Business Management
BSB51107 Diploma of Management and finance for non-finance managers
University Degrees Bachelor or Masters of Business (Accounting)
University Degrees Bachelor or Masters of Business (Administration)
University Degrees Bachelor or Masters of Business
University Degree Bachelor of Commerce accept all streams
University Degree Master of Business and Technology
University Degree Bachelor 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