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How to Deliver Quality, On Time, On Budget, Every Time.

20th February 2020

Have you ever watched a football game where the backs and centres have worked hard to take possession of the ball, feed it through to the forward line, only to repeatedly fail when it comes to converting to points? It’s frustrating for everyone! This is like the marketing/estimating team in a business winning a fantastic job/project at a solid gross margin, only to... MORE

Free safety training boost for solar homes workers

18th February 2020

Free safety training boost for solar homes workers


The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out free training for all Solar Homes installers, to ensure the safety of workers as jobs boom in the solar industry.


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Security of Payment

5th February 2020

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is writing to Code Covered Entities (CCEs) to request information for their Security of Payment audit.

The ABCC has national responsibility under the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (2016 Code) to ensure 2016 Code CCEs pay... MORE

Tax assistance to bushfire victims extended

24th January 2020

The ATO has extended its package of tax assistance for people impacted by the bushfires... MORE

Ever hired someone who didn’t work out?

23rd January 2020

A Guide for Small Businesses


Sometimes the people you employ don’t work out for a variety of reasons.

While an employee may be costing you money in lost productivity, it can feel like you will never be able to move them... MORE

How to Get Your Pricing Right

23rd January 2020

What’s the right price for your service or your product? This is probably one of the hardest business decisions you’ll have to make and it should be, because pricing impacts everything you do.

Pricing impacts the profit in your business, can impact the cash flow, impact the growth of your business or your ability to grow as well as impacting the amount of capital you... MORE

Women in industry

23rd January 2020

Alex Gittings went from a pizza chef to a bartender to a telemarketer before finally finding her calling as an electrician. We caught up with Alex here at NECA to explore her career journey and discuss some of the attitudes towards females in the Electrical industry and how these are evolving.

Alex finished her apprenticeship at the age of 21. She always knew she wanted to work outside... MORE

Solar Power System at the Kristina Health Centre provided by NECA Members

6th January 2020

The Kristina Health Centre is a level 3 health centre located in remote northern Uganda. 72km away from the nearest town and hospital, the KHC has been servicing the rural communities of the Otuke district with health care since 2012.

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Work Live

6th January 2020

Here at NECA (Vic), we are often asked if it is permitted to work on live electrical installations.  From a legal perspective, both the Electrical Safety Act (Vic) 1998 and the Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019 do make provision for “live work” to occur – provided that... MORE

Update on Electrical Safety Regulations

19th December 2019

The current Electricity Safety (Installation) Regulations 2009 are due to sunset on 8 December 2019, the proposed new regulations will be titled - Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019. Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) released the regulatory impact statement and proposed regulations on 9 September 2019.


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