Disconnect/Reconnect - Plumbers (Hot Water Systems)


This course has been developed for individuals with a Certificate III or Trade qualification in Plumbing who are seeking to gain their Restricted Electrical Licence (Disconnect/Reconnect).

During this course you will gain the required skills and knowledge to assist you in obtaining a National Restricted Electrical Licence (NREL) for disconnecting and reconnecting single and polyphase hot water systems. You will learn how to identify supply arrangements, follow isolation procedures, select and use testing and measuring devices, terminate and connect cables and commission equipment. On-campus coursework includes learning and assessment in a simulated environment, designed to provide learners with real-life scenarios aimed at preparing students for the scope of work that this licence allows.

If you are seeking information regarding your eligibility to obtain a NREL you will need to contact Consumer Business Services 131882 (ext. 3) prior to enrolling into the course as TAFE SA does not issue or maintain licencing related to this qualification.

Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for an Unsupervised/Restricted Electrical Workers Registration.

Further information regarding licensing can be found through the Consumer and Business Services website at

For organisations that wish to pay the student fees for this course and are unable to pay by credit card via the website, please contact the Short Course team via email on to organise a Third Party Payment invoice.


This course is eligible for CITB funding. The CITB is a whole-of-industry led organisation that provides support to attract, train and retain South Australian building and construction workers by providing leadership in training and skills development.

Each financial year, Eligible Persons with an approved CITB number are provided with $3,000 of training fee subsidies through the Construction Skills Training Program.

To check your eligibility or to renew your CITB number visit or download the MyCITB app through the Apple App Store or Google Play via the CITB website:

Upon receipt of enrolment, students will be sent an email with further instructions on claiming the CITB rebate. You do not need to provide your CITB number at the time of enrolment.

At the successful completion of a CITB eligible course, eligible CITB students will be refunded with the CITB subsidy. The subsidy will be paid to whoever paid for the course. TAFE SA cannot claim your refund (and therefore cannot reimburse you the funded amount) prior to the finish date. All CITB refunds will be credited against the student or third party account and can not be refunded back to credit cards.

Rebate refunds will be processed within 60 days of course completion (this timeframe is to allow for assessment submission, marking and processing).

The CITB number you provide to TAFE SA must belong to the individual participant – you cannot use the CITB number of another person or company.

  • - Certificate III in Plumbing or current Plumbers Licence
    - Completion of Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (HLTAID001 or HLTAID009)
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace (UEECD0007)

    Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring (UEERL0004)

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.


Dates to be advised

Class Times
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
5 days
Student Visa (500)

Not Eligible

Cost Information
This course is eligible for CITB Funding. Your CITB Number must be active at the time of registration. The CITB rebate for this course is approx. $360.



Sem 2 open from 3 June

For more details on short course enrolments, discounts, refunds, international student eligibility and more, please visit Applying for Short Courses
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