CPDSM- REL - CPD- Restricted Electrical License


Energy Safe Victoria has introduced Victoria’s first program of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the electrical trades. CPD is a major State Government initiative supported by unions and employers. It covers safe working topics and aims to help all electrical workers in the community.

You’ve worked hard to get your licence to work in the electrical industry. Industry regulations now mean you must maintain and develop professional skills.

ESV’s CPD Brochure can be found here:

ESV CPD Brochure

Course dates

Date Location  
26 Jul 2024 Head office Epping VIC 3 Places left
4 Oct 2024 Head office Epping VIC 12 Places left


CPD is required for all electrical licence renewals after 1 July 2023.

Anyone who holds multiple licence classes will need to complete a course for each type of licence class they hold. The courses have been constructed to ensure little to no duplication of course material. This course is for both Class 1 and Class 2 Restricted Electrical Licenses.

There is a new policy on CPD and licence renewals, which includes applying for an exemption or extension. There are no age restrictions for doing the training and no exemptions based on age.

ESV’s CPD Policy can be found here:

ESV CPD Policy

Course duration and location

REL Class 1: 8 hours. REL Class 2: 4 hours. Brief online reading and videos prior to in-class session.
The content will be approximately 60% ‘hands on’, practical learning and 40% theory.

Fees and charges

  • This course will be fully funded by Victorian State Government for eligible students who are licenced Electrical workers. Eligible students must present either a Victorian Class A or REL licence that is due to be renewed from 1 July 2023.: $0.00 AUD

Please refer to the Schedule of Fees and Charges in the website footer as it contains important information about related charges and our refund policy.

Entry requirements

Must be a Licensed Electrical Worker – Please ensure you bring your Electrical Licence Card with you to the training session AND a valid ID card (i.e. Driver Licence).

Assessment summary

CPD Skills Maintenance is attendance-based only, and there is no ‘exam’ to pass. The training provider may tell you areas where they believe you could use some extra training or reading.

National recognition

This course is to satisfy the ESV requirement for Electrical License Renewal only. This is not an accredited course and will not lead to any formal Qualification, beyond the documentation required for your ESV Electrical License renewal.

Delivery mode

Blended online, classroom, and workshop.

Units of competency

Core Units


Course materials

What do I need to bring to my training?

When you go to your training, you can bring:

-your own laptop or tablet
-digital or paper copies of the:
-AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules
-AS/NZS 4836 Safe working on or near low voltage electrical installations and equipment
-AS/NZS 3017 Electrical Installations – Verification Guidelines
-Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019.

If you don’t bring your own laptop or tablet, a class device should be available for you to use.

If you don’t bring your own digital or paper copies of the documents listed above, class copies should be available.

For practical activities, you must wear:

-a long sleeve top
-enclosed footwear
-safety eyewear

We recommend that you wear:

-long pants
-electrical gloves.

You are also encouraged to bring:

-a volt/multimeter
-a digital/analogue IR&C tester
-a LOTO kit.

Additional information

Skills Maintenance covers:

-safe isolation
-mandatory testing
-industry changes
-responsibilities of licensed workers

Content will be regularly updated to ensure it is useful and current.


A learner’s position in the course will only be confirmed upon our receipt of a completed enrolment form via this website and your receipt of a confirmation email from us. 

Numbers are limited, so confirmed enrolments will only be able to attend on the day of training.

Responsibility for Training

Electrical Training Academy RTO is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

Please refer to the Student Handbook in the website footer for further information on all student rights and obligations.

This document must be read in conjunction with the Learner Handbook, Schedule of Fees & Charges and USI Fact Sheet also in the website footer.

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