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Renewable energy investment is important for all states and territories

The release of a report into Australia’s clean energy sector has highlighted a lack of take up by Australia’s three largest states.

The Clean Energy Australia report, released by the Clean Energy Council, highlights that whilst 13.47% of all electricity generation in 2014 was through renewable sources, the take up rate in NSW, Victoria and QLD was well below the national average.

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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... MORE

Annual apprentice figures highlight further declines

Recently released annual apprenticeship and trainee figures from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) highlight further declines in the take up and completion of apprenticeships, said the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam.

“NCVER’s release of its annual statistics,... MORE

Victoria’s best electricians and projects named at Excellence Awards

The best Victorian 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).

Seventeen companies across ten categories received the top state award in front over 660 industry representatives including contractors, suppliers, educators... MORE

Want to save money? Think Energy Efficiency


Increasingly, home owners and businesses are realising and experiencing the trade-off between the purchase and use of energy efficient products and a long term reduction in their cost of household bills. Many are actively seeking new information and opportunities to make their businesses, homes and lifestyles more efficient, sustainable and cost effective... MORE

2014 NECA National Excellence Awards

Yesterday saw the very best of the electrical and communications projects recognised at the annual electrical and communications industry Excellence Awards, hosted by the peak Australian industry body, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA). State winners from across Australia came to the national awards with great expectations.

Three New South Wales projects,... MORE

School Student Electrotechnology Awards

NECA is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 School Student Electrotechnology Awards – sponsored by NHP.

These awards have two categories:

  • Innovation, and
  • Commitment to Industry.

And in both cases we have a winner and a runner-up.

The awards will be presented at tomorrow at a reception for the ‘future stars’ of our industry before the... MORE

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


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