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NESS Super is the super fund for the electrical, communications, technology and cabling industries

14th September 2020

NESS Super has been lighting the way forward for employees, employers and self-employed contractors in the electrical and communications industries since 1987. This means that no other fund, or team, understands the work you do better. We operate on the principle, 'we're large enough to matter, small enough to care' and we are one of the few niche industry-specific funds.

This keeps our... MORE

Electrical Contractors Be Aware of Queensland Government's Blitz on Unlicensed Electrical Work and Bogus Advertising

8th September 2020

The Queensland Government is stepping up its blitz on unlicensed operators advertising through online marketplaces like AirTasker to do home electrical tasks illegally. The compliance blitz came ahead of Electrical... MORE

CSQ Funding now available for Training in Hazardous Areas - Electrical

20th August 2020

Competency Training is holding a CSQ funded in Hazardous Areas. The course is a 4-day intensive face-to-face training, plus a self-paced Recognition or Prior Learning process.

At the completion of the training session, you will receive a certificate in UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas - Electrical.

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SafeWork Continues to Target Crane Safety in 2020

10th August 2020

SafeWork NSW inspectors are targeting mobile crane safety over 2020, as part of its ongoing focus on the safe use of cranes in the building and construction industry.  

Mobile crane site checks 2020

Mobile cranes pose a serious risk to workers and the general public with the most common types of incidents being:

  • crane tip/roll-overs
  • people... MORE

JobKeeper Changes Announced

7th August 2020

On 21 July 2020, the Government announced an extension of the JobKeeper Payment until 28 March 2021, targeting support to those businesses who continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.

Further changes have been announced today to adjust the reference date for determining employee eligibility and make it easier for organisations to qualify for the JobKeeper Payment... MORE

Warning to Level 2 ASP's - Are you complying with Safety Observer Requirements?

4th August 2020

Ausgrid has recently brought to NECA's attention the lack of understanding and compliance with safety undertaken by ASPs by not attaching or complying with Safety Observer requirements as per Ausgrid’s Safety Observer Requirements.

Level 2 ASPs need to update their SWMS with the page referring to safety... MORE

JobKeeper Payment Scheme extended to 28 March 2021

29th July 2020

The JobKeeper Payment, which was originally due to run until 27 September 2020, will now continue to be available to eligible businesses (including the self-employed) until 28 March 2021.

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NECA welcomes Federal and Tasmanian Government Commitment to Electrical Training in Tassie

22nd July 2020

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) today welcomed the Federal Government’s $7 million investment into TasTAFE’s new Trades and Water Centre of Excellence, which will expand the State’s capacity for electrical training, a move which NECA has long advocated for.

This brings the total investment for the Centre of Excellence to $21 million, with the Tasmanian... MORE

NESS Super - Lighting the way forward

22nd July 2020

NESS Super has been lighting the way forward for employees, employers and self-employed contractors in the electrical and communications industries since 1987. This means that no other fund, or team, understands the work you do better. We operate on the principle, 'we're large enough to matter, small enough to care' and we are one of the few niche industry-specific funds.

This keeps our... MORE

JobKeeper Extended for Eligible Employers until 28 March 2021

21st July 2020

The Federal Government has extended JobKeeper arrangements, and these will remain available for eligible employers until 28 March 2021. 

The Government has confirmed that current JobKeeper arrangements will operate at the current single rate of $1500 per fortnight until 28 September. After this date, JobKeeper will operate with a two-tiered payment system.

As the economy reopens... MORE

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