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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

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

Shining a light on asbestos in homes

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has welcomed the news that the State Government has acquired more than 100 homes in New South Wales and condemned them for demolition as they were found to contain loose-fill asbestos insulation.

NECA has played a key role in advocating to the ACT and NSW Governments that action must be taken to address the dangers posed by... MORE

Federal Pre-Budget Submission 2018/19

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has released its Federal Pre-Budget... MORE

NECA Welcomes new ABCC Commissioner

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) welcomes the appointment of new Australian Building and Construction (ABCC) Commissioner, Stephen McBurney who commences a five-year term from 6 February 2018.


The role of the ABCC is critical for the electrical contracting sector. NECA has been a strong and long-term advocate for the commission’s return, given the... MORE

2017 National Excellence Awards

The nation’s best electrical and communications projects were recognised last night at the annual National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Excellence Awards.

Almost 400 industry representatives including contractors, educators and government representatives attended the Excellence Awards at the Sydney International Convention Centre.

Attendees heard from guest... MORE


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