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2016 NECA SA Excellence and Apprentice Awards

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

In the Excellence Awards, NECA SA awarded eight major awards across four categories and in the Apprentice Awards... MORE

2016 NECA TAS Excellence and Apprentice Awards

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

In the Excellence Awards, NECA TAS awarded ten major awards across six categories and in the Apprentice Awards there... MORE

VET reputational damage a cause for concern

A report by economic think tank, The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), has called for better regulation of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and reforms to support industry needs. (Click here to view the report)

“CEDA’s report argues that the reputation... MORE

2016 ACT NECA Excellence Awards Winners

The best Australian Capital Territory (ACT) electrical and communications contractors and apprentices were recognised at the annual electrical industry Excellence and Apprentice Awards hosted by peak Australian industry body the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).

This year, NECA ACT introduced a Security category and split the Communications/Data category into... MORE

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

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