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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

Budget back in black but more to be done on training

The CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam has said that whilst NSW’s healthy budgetary position is a definite positive, more needs to be done on training.

“The fact that the NSW Budget is in the black, with a surplus of $3.7 billion forecast for 2016-17, is a positive for New South Wales,” said Mr Manickam.

“Similarly, the record... MORE

Energy Efficient Lighting Focus

The National Electrical and Communications Association supports the Federal Government’s commitment to focus on lighting as a priority within the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program.

The E3 Program is an Inter-Governmental Agreement through which the Australian Government, States and Territories and New Zealand collaborate to... MORE

NECA supports CSIRO joining the Liveability Initiative

CSIRO today announced its acquisition of the Centre for Liveability Real Estate and the intellectual property for its sustainability framework from Hooker Corporation.

The Banksia Award-winning platform was developed in collaboration with sustainable design and construction industries and provides training, research, strategy and communication services to the residential real estate... MORE

ACT building reforms – heading in the right direction

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has supported the first tranche of reforms arising from the ACT Government’s Building Regulatory System review.

“Recently announced reforms to building regulations are heading in the right direction,” said NECAs CEO, Suresh Manickam.

“It’s encouraging that a number of issues outlined in NECA’s... MORE

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