News & Views

2022-23 Victorian Budget Overview

6th May 2022

On Tuesday 3 May, the 2022-23 Victorian Budget was delivered by the Treasurer, Hon Tim Pallas MP.

Whilst NECA continues to assess the budget and its implications for NECA members, the electrotechnology industry in Victoria and the state’s economy generally, the purpose of this bulletin is to provide an early high-level snapshot of the budget relative to NECA’s advocacy agenda and... MORE

Expand your Solar skill & knowledge

4th May 2022

NECA encourages everyone who wishes to become a Licensed Electrical Inspector (LEI) and existing LEIs to participate in Solar Victoria’s Licensed Electrical Inspector training to build skills and capability in solar. 

Now’s a terrific time to... MORE

Changes to Solar for Business & Solar Hot Water Program

4th May 2022

NECA welcomes news that the Victorian government has expanded its Solar Homes and Solar for Business Programs as the state aims to cut emissions by half over the next decade. This expansion gives Victorian households and small businesses a greater access to various rebates and loans that will ultimately save them on their... MORE

Are you a qualified licensed electrical inspector looking to increase your understanding of solar and battery inspections?

3rd May 2022

This training is funded by Solar Victoria, with the support of Energy Safe Victoria, as part of the ... MORE

Cbus update: Federal Budget 2022

3rd May 2022

The 2022-23 Federal Budget was released on Tuesday 29 March 2022.

With the election just weeks away, this year’s budget proposed a number of measures to address the rising cost of living. This is the first budget in several years that hasn’t announced any major change to superannuation for employers or members.

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Product Recall: LG S/A Gen2 ESS Batteries

20th April 2022

The affected LG batteries were supplied by SolaX Power Aus Pty Ltd and its distributors MS Corporation Pty Ltd, Solar Juice Pty Ltd and Supply Partners Pty Ltd between April 2017 and July 2018.

Identification: Affected LG batteries have model numbers LG... MORE

For Men, By Men, Talking Mens Stuff

20th April 2022

We are looking for Volunteers to join an exciting Pilot Program called MANonline.  

MANonline Men’s Accountability Network is an online community of men... MORE

Ventilation grant for small businesses

20th April 2022

The Victorian Government is providing $60 million for eligiable public-facing small businesses to improve ventilation. This assistance has been created to help small businesses follow new guidance on... MORE

NECA Victoria's new member portal is now available for members

13th April 2022

We are super excited to let you know that the new member portal is now live and ready for a test drive!

Why the new system?

  • It's more user friendly – you’ll be able to access benefits and engage with NECA via one centralised portal

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Victorians leading the way with Apprenticeships

6th April 2022

The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in skills and training is continuing to support growing numbers of Victorians into apprenticeships and meaningful career pathways, bolstering industries across the state.

The latest National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) reportshows Victoria leading the nation with the highest increase in apprenticeship commencements,... MORE