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Tasmania budget creates opportunities for electrical contractors

A record $2.6 billion infrastructure spend in the 2018/19 Tasmanian budget will create work opportunities for electrical contractors.

“The Tasmanian budget is essentially good news for electrical contractors with plenty of jobs created through building works thanks to significant investments in roads and bridges, hospital upgrades, schools and TAFEs and affordable housing,” said Suresh... MORE

Joint Statement - A Stronger and United Voice for Australia’s Electrical Contracting Industry

For many years, the Australian electrical contracting industry has been represented by two organisations, the National Electrical Communications Association (NECA) and Master Electricians Australia (MEA). Both organisations have worked tirelessly to advance the interests of their members and industry, to improve safety standards and statutory compliance for contractors, their employees, their... MORE

29 June: Labor reverses position on small business tax cuts

Following calls from the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) and a wide range of industry stakeholders, the Labor Opposition has today reversed its opposition to the Government’s legislated, company tax cuts for businesses with an annual turnover of up to $50 Million.  

“NECA welcomes this decision as recognition of the challenges facing small and medium businesses... MORE

28 June: Tax cut reversal a threat to family businesses

This week’s announcement by Labor, indicating they will reverse the recently implemented company tax cuts if elected to Government, is a threat to Australia’s family owned and operated small and medium businesses (SMEs).

“Company tax cuts announced in the 2018/19 Federal Budget, are good news for SMEs. They are sensible measures that help to deliver employment and investment... MORE

Tasmania budget creates opportunities for electrical contractors

A record $2.6 billion infrastructure spend in the 2018/19 Tasmanian budget will create work opportunities for electrical contractors.

“The Tasmanian budget is essentially good news for electrical contractors with plenty of jobs created through building works thanks to significant investments in roads and bridges, hospital upgrades, schools and TAFEs and affordable housing,” said Suresh... MORE

Tasmania signs up to support apprenticeship training

NECA welcomes the Tasmanian Government’s actions in signing up to the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF).

“The decision of the Tasmanian Government to join with the Federal Government to provide funding for apprenticeships and traineeships in Tasmania will make a significant difference to young people who are seeking a career in the electro technology industry,” said Suresh Manickam, CEO... MORE

29 March: The well-paid career path that parents don't want their children to take

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Its an eternal question and often young people nominate practical, outdoors or active careers. Ask parents what they want for their children career-wise and answers will include rewarding – both financially and personally - with opportunities to progress and work-life balance.

A career in a trade can deliver all of this and more – working... MORE

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

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