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September Special Advanced Electrical Contracting + Estimating and Tendering

Course Overviews

Advanced Electrical Contracting 

This two Day (accelerated version) is designed to provide the Business Owners / Managers a broad overview and understanding of all the business activities and requirements necessary to operate a successful Electrical Contracting Business.

(Please Note: this course is normally longer but has been accelerated for conference attendees)

Estimating and Tendering 

This two-day course provides the skills and knowledge to improve your estimating skills and knowledge to help you win more business and increase profitability.

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Cost (all prices Inc GST)

Members Non-Members
One Course $660 (save $130) $1,200 (save $30)
Both Courses $1,200 (save $380) $1,400 (save $180)
With TBCITB Funding
One Course $198 (save $592) $298 (save $492)
Both Courses $276 (save $804) $476 (save $1,104)

To be eligible for TBCITB funding:

You must be working for a Tasmanian Business (includes Sole Traders) or the Tasmanian branch of a national business.

An eligible company (worker) will be 90% or more involved in building and construction work as defined in Schedule 2 of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1990.

Interested attendees need to contact MEA Training to confirm eligibility in the first instance on 1300 889 198 or email training@masterelectricians.com.au


Course Dates

Date Location Enrol Now
Advanced Electrical Contracting course (6 CPD Points)

20 – 21 September 2018

Tasmania – Hobart Enrol Now
Electrical Estimating & Tendering course (6 CPD Points)

25 – 26 September

Tasmania – Hobart Enrol Now

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Suitable For

  • Small to medium sized Business owners, Support Staff, Managers, Project Managers, and Supervisors
  • Business support staff such as Office and Financial Administrators
  • Estimators and Supervisors who are working for electrical contracting companies, to enhance their experience and skills

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.


Course Outcomes

Advanced Electrical Contracting 

  • Understanding vision / values / standards
  • Various ways of managing cash flow
  • Improve team performance
  • The importance of a business plan
  • Understanding of the 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 and manage variations
  • Finalising a project
  • Review and understand contracts
  • Example terms & conditions of trading
  • Understanding unfair business practises
  • Duty of care awareness
  • Assessing and managing risk
  • Applying the MEA Safety Program
  • Understand quality assurance and CPD
  • Managing employee agreements and conflict.
  • Understanding how MEA can assist with IR/ER issues

Estimating and Tendering

  • Provides the skills and knowledge required for accurate estimating.
  • Reduced Estimating time and increased profitability.
  • Enhanced negotiating skills with the Client.
  • Improved ability to read and understand drawings, job specifications, material take offs.
  • Determining accurate labour cost and site job factors.
  •  Understanding unit rates and Task Factors.
  • Recognising and Quoting variations
  • Improved confidence with the preparation and submission tenders