Diploma of Electrical Project Management

Registered Electrical Contractor

Shine a light on your electrical career by learning about project management. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Electrical Project Management will help you to work at management level on large industrial, commercial and domestic projects.

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Improve your employment opportunities

Use your current technical background to step into the world of project management. In this course you will learn more about high priority issues for new managers:

  • leadership and employee relations
  • project procurement
  • tender submissions
  • documentation
  • estimating electrical projects

This will put you on the career path to be an:

  • electrical business owner/manager
  • electrical site supervisor
  • engineering assistant/project manager

Industry connections and resources

You will have access to the latest project management methodology used in the industry and put these to use in a realistic project management environment.

Your teachers will focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure that you are industry-ready.

At Melbourne Polytechnic we maintain ongoing relationships with potential employers in the industry.

Employment outcomes

This course prepares you for employment as project manager, team leader and electrical contractor.


You will be assessed through knowledge tests, assignments, project work and presentations.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.


For any additional information on the Diploma of Electrical Project Management – Registered Electrical Contractor (part-qual), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

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Part-time: 8 weeks
Course note: The REC course consists of one unit from the Diploma of Electrical Project Management. The course is conducted in one 4-hour evening session over eight weeks (32 hours total).

Class Schedule: *

Mon - PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Class-based support, Online components

Fees for 2017


The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Students must satisfactorily complete a written knowledge test and a major individual project.


You will need a notebook or desktop computer with headset and camera. We can give you the software requirements.

Entrance Requirements

You are eligible for the course if you are a qualified electrician and/or someone who can demonstrate significant experience in the electrotechnology industry and wish to undertake electrical project management responsibilities.

Pathways to further study

On graduation from this course you may wish to undertake further studies in business management.

Career Pathways

You will be eligible for employment in project management or personnel management in the electrical and electronics industry. Opportunities include electrical project management, electrical estimating, middle management, line management and supervisory positions.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • April
  • July
  • October
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

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