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2016 NECA VIC Excellence Awards Winners

The best Victorian (VIC) electrical and communications contractors were recognised at the annual electrical industry Excellence Awards hosted by peak Australian industry body the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).

In the Excellence Awards, NECA VIC awarded ten major awards and six commendations across ten categories.

The President of NECA’s Victorian... MORE

NECA releases its 2016 Policy Statement

The National Electrical and Communications Association’s (NECA) 2016 Policy Statement has now been released and made available on the NECA website.

The 2016 Statement builds upon NECA’s inaugural statement in 2015, adding five new policy themes and expanding another to successfully grow our sector:

  • Unfair Contract Terms
  • Renewable Energy
  • Security of Payments... MORE

Electrotechnology needs better targeted investment

News of yet another closure of a private training college highlights the need for better targeted investment in Vocational Education and Training (VET), says the National Electrical and Communications Association’s (NECA) Chief Executive Officer Suresh Manickam.
 
The closure of the college comes after the cancellation of a NSW Government contract where alleged breaches of training... MORE

Further evidence to reinstate the ABCC

Allegations that the CFMEU has targeted the Commonwealth Games site on the Gold Coast with a campaign of industrial action and stop work provides further evidence of the need for the reinstatement of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association, Mr Suresh Manickam has said today.

The allegations, including... MORE

NECA to deliver innovative apprenticeship project

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), the peak industry body for Australia’s electrical contracting sector has developed a comprehensive and innovative new electrical industry apprenticeship training pilot project, following extensive consultations across the industry throughout 2015 and 2016.

Known as the Electrical Innovative Delivery and Pathways... MORE

Re-elected Government now has a mandate to re-establish the ABCC

The Federal Government has been re-elected and it is now clear that a mandate for the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has been delivered, says the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam.

“Whilst the outcome of the 2016 Federal Election was close and the final results of the Senate are yet to... MORE

Declining student numbers in VET shows need to facilitate private training: NECA

The continuing national decline in the number of government-funded students enrolled in vocational education and training (VET) is a concern that must be addressed, says the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam.

“The recent release of National Centre for Vocational Education and Training (NCVER) figures highlighting the total number of... MORE

NECA's concerns with Energy Queensland

The Executive Director of the Queensland branch of the National Electrical and Communications Association, Mr Mick Logan has expressed his concerns with the Queensland Government’s decision to create a new business enterprise, Energy Queensland, to compete with family owned, small and medium sized electrical contractors.

“Today, NECA has... MORE

From gas lighting to fibre optics…

2016 is a landmark year for NECA as we head into our second century.  The first NECA Chapter – called the Electrical Traders & Contractors Association, opened its doors to Victorian members in 1916.  And the first NECA President was appointed in 1917. 

As a result, we will be celebrating our centenary over the next twelve months.  The first major event in the celebration... MORE

Inquiry recommendation highlights need for VET reform

The findings of the ACT Legislative Assembly’s Vocational Education review of training standards at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), further highlights the need for reforms in the Vocational Education and Training Sector, says the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam.

The inquiry comes after concerns were raised by NECA and... MORE

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