Benefits of RACCA Membership

RACCA assists member companies by providing information and advice on industrial relations, employee management, workplace relations, workplace health and safety, debt collection, commercial and contracts, business management, education and training, technical and licensing, marketing and technology and more to ensure members have the necessary information, skills and knowledge to make the right moves in business..

Our local, knowledgeable staff are always on-hand to offer advice on a range of topics and provide representation and support in industrial relations matters.

The Association actively represents the needs and entitlements of contractors at all levels of government and industry, ensuring members’ needs are heard. Our services are designed to provide contractors with the necessary tools to save money, stay ahead of change, take advantage of opportunities and meet your business goals.

RACCA can offer advice and assistance is any area of your business, from choosing the best software package to suit your business, to managing your employees and occupational health and safety issues. We advise you to give us a call with any aspect of your business, as chances are we have answered a similar question or query in the past, and we can save you valuable time in researching the solution for you. Areas where we most frequently assist members include:

Industrial Relations and Employee Management - As a RACCA member, you have access to up-to-date advice, documentation and assistance on a wide range of industrial relations and employment matters including wage rates, apprentices, contract of employment, overtime, allowances, disputes, termination of employment, superannuation, long service leave, workers compensation, enterprise bargaining agreements and more.

Workplace Health and Safety - RACCA provides a range of resources and specialist advice to assist businesses address workplace health and safety issues. These include; safe work methods, toolbox talks, management plans, policies, procedures and an industry specific WH&S manual, with accompanying Employee Guide to Safety and Hazard/Risk Identification booklets, which meets legislative requirements.

Education and Training - RACCA, in association with allied training partners, have developed a range of training programs which have been specifically designed for the electrical contracting industry and are provided at discount rates to members. Programs have a practical focus, so new skills can be applied immediately and cover a range of areas including: business management, estimating and contracting, WH&S, specialist technical, rescue and resuscitation courses, and many more. RACCA also run workshops and seminars to assist members with topical issues in the industry.

Commercial and Contracts - RACCA has the resources and expertise to help you operate your business more efficiently and profitably through the provision of information, assistance and documentation including: bi-monthly articles, contract template documents and associated management system, debt collection and payment claims advice, discounted stationery (including terms and conditions, job cards, time sheet booklets, estimating and quotation books, etc.), discounted legal or specialist advice to assist contractors manage business operations.

Business Management and Marketing Assistance - As a RACCA member, you will receive up-to-date information, resources and advice on marketing and business management strategies and tips from our qualified staff. This includes, but is not limited to: advice on determining your target market and how to reach them, creating a business plan and managing your business resources (human, financial, physical, and knowledge) as well as marketing your business effectively and efficiently and assistance with your marketing strategies and materials including your website, company profile, social media etc.

Industry Information -  As a RACCA member, you will receive up-to-date information on current issues and events through a range of publications, sources and events including: membership kit, bi-monthly newsletters, fortnightly email newsletters, published awards, resource documents, wages and conditions of employment, reference materials, manuals, practical tools, seminars and the website.

Technical and Licensing Support - With representation on Standards, technical and licensing bodies throughout Australia, NECA has the knowledge and resources to help members and have direct input into the setting of Australian Standards and licensing provisions. Members are able to obtain comprehensive technical advice, access the latest technical reference material and notification on changes to standards and regulations.

Industry Recognition - RACCA is committed to promoting its members to the industry and the wider community, as well as offering advice and assistance on how to best market your business to your clients. As a RACCA member, your business will gain valuable market exposure and networking opportunities including branch meetings, functions and conferences.

Find an Electrician Search Facility - RACCA members can also be exposed to new business opportunities through our NECA Find Your Local Electrician search facility, which includes refrigeration and air conditioning contractors, where potential customers can search for a licensed, skilled and professional contractor in their area.

Member Benefits Program - As a division of NECA SA, RACCA SA members have access to a range of business schemes, bulk-buying arrangements and commercial services available to members that are designed to save you money in your everyday business activities. RACCA members can access savings and discounts through our Member Benefits Program on a wide range of business stationery, construction supplies, tools and manuals, training, insurance, Australian standards, software, bookkeeping, vehicles, fuel, advertising, promotional materials, business assistance, legal assistance, recruitment and more.

Industry Representation - RACCA SA represents the interests of its members on the following industry forums which are of vital importance to the refrigeration and air conditioning industries:

  • Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) Board

  • CITB Specialist Services Committee

  • Construction Industry OHS Committee

  • Energy Skills South Australia (ESSA) Board

  • National Industry Skills Board (EE-Oz)

  • PEER VEET Group Training & Training Organisation

 

RACCA SA is a fully integrated subsidiary of the National Electrical & Communications Association and consequently its members enjoy all the benefits and strength of that organisation which has over 5000 members Australia wide.

For further information or assistance please contact the RACCA SA office on (08) 8272 2721 or visit the How to Join page.