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Restricted Electrical Workers (Disconnect/Reconnect) Course


From Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration - UEE32211

Restricted Electrical Workers (Disconnect/Reconnect) Course SA3REWCS22

Course Overview

This course takes you through the Energy Safe Victoria assessment in order to obtain the Restricted Electrical Workers license. With skilled trainers, GOTAFE has an exceptional record in helping students pass these assessments.

The skills and knowledge provided will allow you to complete the Restricted Electrical Workers license assessment and comprise of:

  • Mandatory Fault Finding unit UEENEEP017A (from UEE32211- Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration)
  • Restricted Electrical Licence - Class 1 (Fault finding) Licence assessment by a Licenced REW assessor.

Prior to enrolling:

  • For the Fault Finding Class, applicants must hold or be eligible to hold the REW Class 2 licence prior to commencing this course.
  • For the Disconnect/Reconnect Class, applicants must contact EnergySafe Victoria prior to course commencement to ensure they are eligible to be granted the REW class 2 licence.


  • This course is delivered over a 6-day block to industry and apprentices completing refrigeration and plumbing trades. This comprises 5 days of training and 1 day of assessment, the assessment day will be conducted in the week proceeding the training
  • Students will need to bring PPE, pens, and a calculator to classes.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

Core Units
Disconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures

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