Business Systems & Support Training

Course Overview

This three day course is designed to provide small to medium sized business owners, managers, project managers &/or supervisors with a broad overview and understanding of all business activities and requirements necessary to operate a successful electrical contracting business.


Course Outcomes
Understanding vision / values / standards Various ways of managing cash flow
Improve team performance The importance of a business plan
Understanding of business basics to estimating Determining unit rates and job factors
Calculating accurate labour costs Prepare, submit and negotiate a tender
Planning and scheduling Time management and project control
Managing suppliers and subcontractors Recognise & manage variations
Finalising a project Review & understand contracts
Example terms & Conditions of trading Understanding unfair business practices
Duty of care awareness Assessing & managing risk
Applying the MEA Safety program Understand quality assurance & CPD
Managing employee agreements & conflict Understanding how MEA can assist with IR/ER issues

Students will be required to bring along a laptop with Microsoft Word & Excel programs – a basic knowledge of excel is required by participating students.

  • Course Locations
    Sydney – Venue TBC
    Brisbane – CNW Electrical Wholesale Murrarie
    Toowoomba – Venue TBC
    Adelaide – The Green RTO / The Solar Training Centre – 79 Jervois Street, Torrensville SA 5031
    Townsville – Venue TBC
    Perth – Venue TBC
    Gold Coast – Venue TBC
    Sunshine Coast – Venue TBC
    Melbourne – Melbourne Polytechnic, Heidelberg Campus – Corner Waterdale Road & Bell Street, Heidelberg West, VIC 3088
    Cairns – Venue TBC

About the Trainers

Daryll Murphy – Gary Klenner – Steve Boorer

Collectively the Trainers have over 145 years’ experience in the Electrical Industry. Between them they have either managed their own electrical contracting business and/or been in engaged in senior management positions for major electrical contractors and wholesalers in a variety of roles. They bring immense and expansive contracting experience to the training room.


PLEASE NOTE: course proceeding is subject to final numbers.