News & Views

Apprenticeship numbers reinforce the need for reform

The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research’s release of the early trend estimates for September quarter apprentice and trainee commencements reinforce the critical need for the reform of the Vocational Education and Training sector, NECA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Suresh Manickam said today.

“These figures highlight the real lack... MORE

Jim Brown from The College of Electrical Training wins the 2014 Trade Teacher Award

NECA is very pleased to announce that Jim Brown – the trades instructor at the College of Electrical Training in Western Australia, is the 2014 winner of this coveted award.  Jim will be presented with his award at the NECA National Excellence Awards later this month in Melbourne.

Jim has worked in the industry for over 50 years.  As he approached... MORE

Get ready for Summer!

This year we are expecting a hot and long summer so we need to take care when buying and installing fans, air conditioners and other electrical products. The first thing we need to do is remind everyone to check their appliances are in good working order before using them.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry,” says Suresh Manickam, NECA CEO... MORE

NECA calls on employers to turn their back on union enterprise agreements

The Victorian Chapter of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has called on its members, and all electrical contracting industry employers, to engage directly with employees to achieve enterprise agreements.


The Executive Director of NECA Victoria, Mr Kevin McCosh said that with the current Electrical Industry ‘Pattern’ Agreement expiring on 31 October... MORE

Mr Fluffy Update

The Federal Cabinet has agreed to offer a concessional loan to the ACT Government to help pay for the demolition of more than 1,000 homes affected by potentially deadly loose-fill asbestos. Whilst a final agreement with the ACT Government has yet to be finalised, it is understood that the offer will allow the ACT Government to buyback each affected home at full... MORE

NSW Government Asbestos Issue

The Executive Director of NECA NSW, Mr Oliver Judd, has called on the NSW Government to reveal more information about the location of homes in New South Wales that are potentially contaminated with loose fill asbestos through home ceiling insulation.

“The potential for fatal and/or serious long term health implications for residents and electrical contractors coming into contact with... MORE

Build Guide

This BUILD guide has been written to help clear up some of the confusion people have when shopping for LEDs. Obviously LEDs are a big investment, and it’s important for people to make the right choice - because they’ll likely be stuck with whatever they choose for a very long time (decades, even).

As well as what to look for in terms of basic technical details, the article also provides... MORE

Our Green Home Project


NECA is pleased to announce it is working with Sustainable Business Australia, along with its business partners – Connection Research, Object Consulting and APEX Australia on the Our Green Home Project”. Our Green Home is... MORE

NECA's New National President

The Australian Electoral Commission recently conducted the election of national office bearers for the National Electrical and Communications Association. In accordance with the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 and the Rules of the organisation, Dave McInnes (Queensland) was declared President of NECA. In the context of office bearers, Dave will be supported by... MORE

Clive Palmer congratulates Queensland’s top electricians at the 2014 Excellence Awards

Executive Director of NECA Queensland Mick Logan has praised the quality of entrants into the 2014 Queensland Excellence awards. “The number and quality of entries in this year’s awards is at the highest level we have seen for some years now, showcasing the quality of the industry in Queensland”. This year’s winners were recognised at a star-studded event attended by Clive Palmer, MP, and... MORE


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