News & Views

26 February: Preventing a future skills shortage

The continuing decline in the number of students enrolling in electrical apprenticeships across Australia is a major concern and needs addressing urgently if we are to avoid a future skills shortage.


“Electricians are more and more in demand as technology becomes increasingly complex and integrated. Internally, we’re seeing the introduction of smart homes with interconnected... MORE

NECA successfully negotiates extension to Building Wiring Cable compliance rules

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has successfully negotiated an extension to new Building Wiring Cable requirements with NSW Fair Trading.

Building Wiring Cable became a declared electrical article in NSW in 2017, required to carry an electrical safety approval mark from 29 January 2018. 

NECA members and industry suppliers raised concerns about the... MORE

NECA selected to provide apprentice mentoring program

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is pleased to announce a successful tender for the delivery of the Federal Government’s new Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) program.

The ISMAA program aims to increase Australian apprentice retention rates, focusing on the first two years of training, in order to improve completion rates and... MORE

Shining a light on asbestos in homes

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has welcomed the news that the State Government has acquired more than 100 homes in New South Wales and condemned them for demolition as they were found to contain loose-fill asbestos insulation.

NECA has played a key role in advocating to the ACT and NSW Governments that action must be taken to address the dangers posed by... MORE

Federal Pre-Budget Submission 2018/19

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has released its Federal Pre-Budget... MORE

NECA Welcomes new ABCC Commissioner

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) welcomes the appointment of new Australian Building and Construction (ABCC) Commissioner, Stephen McBurney who commences a five-year term from 6 February 2018.


The role of the ABCC is critical for the electrical contracting sector. NECA has been a strong and long-term advocate for the commission’s return, given the... MORE

2017 National Excellence Awards

The nation’s best electrical and communications projects were recognised last night at the annual National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Excellence Awards.

Almost 400 industry representatives including contractors, educators and government representatives attended the Excellence Awards at the Sydney International Convention Centre.

Attendees heard from guest... MORE

NECA Passes 5000 members mark

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is pleased to announce that it now has over 5,000 members for the first time in its history.

“Reaching the 5,000 member mark is a fantastic milestone in NECA’s long and rich history. It’s pleasing to see an uptake in membership and that the services that we’re offering are resonating amongst the electrical contracting sector... MORE

Former Auto Plant Worker wins electrotechnology Trade Teacher Award

A former electrical services technician from the Ford auto-manufacturing plant at Geelong has won the prestigious Electrotechnology Industry Trade Teacher Award for 2017.

Jamie Robertson, an A-Grade Electrician, joined NECA Education and Careers in 2016 through its Teacher Pipeline recruitment process, following completion of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and completing... MORE

NECA Releases ACT pre-budget submission

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has released its Pre-... MORE


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