Restricted Electrical Licence Courses for Plumbers

Restricted Electrical Licence Courses for Plumbers

If your plumbing job requires you to complete electrical tasks in your day-to-day duties, there’s a good chance you need to get your Restricted Electrical Licence!

At Get Skilled, we offer nationally accredited Restricted Electrical Courses that equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to get licenced and expand your trade skills

Whether you’re a plumber who needs to learn how to disconnect and reconnect electric hot water systems, or you’ve got the experience but not the accreditation, we will tailor a course for your unique requirements.

Our Restricted Electrical courses are run year-round at training centres in Brisbane. To find your nearest course, click Brisbane on the map at the bottom of the page.

I was really impressed with how professionally the courses were run. Nick, Col and the other trainers were great. Very friendly and approachable with loads of relevant industry experience to share. The online theory material was comprehensive, and delivered in a fool-proof manner. I cant fault my experience with Get Skilled Training.
Highly recommended.

John Smith

Course Information

Course Purpose

While workers in many different industries need a Restricted Electrical Licence to perform their duties, Get Skilled Restricted Electrical courses specialise in helping plumbers carry out the limited electrical work that’s relevant to their trade. 

With purpose built equipment designed for training and assessing licensed plumbers who are looking to build on their skills, we’re able to provide highly detailed and relevant course lead by our trainers who have years of on-job experience working with hot water systems including electrical fault finding, testing and disconnect/reconnect.

After finishing this course you’ll be given a Statement of Attainment certificate which is valid in all Australian states and will allow you to apply for a Restricted Electrical Licence. This licence will be subject to restrictions based on your specific work area and the units you’ve completed as well as state and territory requirements.

Course Prerequisites

As this is a restricted electrical course for those who have a chosen trade or calling, you will need to apply for a restricted electrical permit with the electrical safety office. This can be done through our online learning management system when you create a profile online.

Plumber’s Licence

You will need to have a current QBCC Plumber’s Licence to enrol in this course.

Restricted Electrical Permit

You need a current restricted electrical permit to enrol in this course. To be eligible to receive your permit, you must have a base trade or calling with current qualifications that are Cert III or above and any overseas qualifications you have must be recognised by Trade Recognition Australia. If you don’t have a base trade or calling but you do have five years of experience performing  incidental electrical work, you may apply for a restricted electrical permit provided you can supply evidence.

You have one year from the day you receive your permit to complete your restricted electrical course, so it’s recommended to finish your online theory and practical course during this period.

Unit Prerequisites

Some units for this course must be completed before the assessment for other units can be undertaken. To see all of the units your Restricted Electrical Licence for plumbers requires, scroll down to the “Units of Competency” section or call our student enrolment team. They will help you figure out which units you need to take and they can give you more information about Recognised Prior Learning opportunities.

Course Dates

See our map at the bottom of the page for course dates, or call our office to find out how quickly you can get started.

Course Cost

Restricted Electrical Licence courses are customised for your unique learning history, so that you don’t have to pay for units you don’t need. To find out how much your course will cost, get in touch with our adminstation team on 1300 856 832. Course prices for your nearest training centre on the map are at the bottom of this page.

Course Duration / Delivery

Students learn via a range of engaging training techniques in our 3-4 day restricted electrical courses: 

Theoretical components: Through both self-paced online modules and in-class learning, you will be equipped with the foundational knowledge you need to obtain your Restricted Electrical licence. 

Practical training: Once online modules are completed, you’ll attend our training centres for face-to-face instruction. This training will teach you how to safely execute the hands-on electrical tasks your job requires, so you can feel confident working on your own.

Once you’ve passed all your assessments and completed your log book to gain the required on-job experience, you’ll be ready to apply for your Restricted Electrical licence. To do this, just complete Form 21 and Form 39 and submit them with the relevant application fees.

The whole process of obtaining a Restricted Electrical Licence, from when start your online modules to when you receive your licence can take around 3 months.

Units Of Competency

Units Of Competency

Before starting any other units, all restricted electrical course students must first complete:
UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
Once this basic unit is done, you will then have to complete:
UEENEEP014A Disconnect - reconnect water heaters connected to low voltage installation wiring
UEENEEP019A Locate and rectify faults in low voltage water heaters using set procedures
UEENEEP024AAttach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
UEENEEP026AConduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies
HLTAID001Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

For more information about what these course units involve, call Get Skilled on 1300 856 832.

Course Outcome & Career Pathways

Career Outcome

Upon completing this course, you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment to apply for your Restricted Electrical Licence. 

Once you’ve got your Restricted Electrical Licence, you’ll be able to perform the electrical duties your job requires, and build upon this qualification to further your career.

Get Skilled With Our Restricted Electrical Courses Today!

A Restricted Electrical Licence will help you level up your career and pursue more advanced tasks in your current workplace. With this course under your belt, you can also look at pursuing a more technically advanced future career. 

Don’t delay your training. Call Get Skilled Training today on 1300 856 832 or simply fill out online contact form, and you’ll be on your way to the next big thing!


Awesome training and assessing experience, quality staff and quality information! Will recommend to anyone.
Braith Williams
Highly recommend Get Skilled, professional from the first phone call right through to the teachers/trainer assessors and it was a well priced course. Cheers guys.
Mitch Bidois
Great training, comprehensive course with great facilities. Am now confident to get out there and do some split installs.
Trevor Liston