News & Views

Are You Flushing Your Profits Down The Toilet?

17th June 2019

As a hard working electrical business owner you spend a lot of time, effort and money winning work and jobs, but that does not necessarily mean that you are operating a profitable business!

You could be winning jobs but the price you are charging is not... MORE

Breathe Easy, I’m Electric!

17th June 2019

Breathe Easy, I’m Electric!


My first experience driving an electric vehicle (EV) was an ex Melbourne Gen 1 Nissan Leaf 24kWh.  Nissan Australia had difficultly moving this visually challenged and range limiting car of the future, and they sat... MORE

Frustrated that your footy team has a bye? They’re not the only ones entitled to a Rostered Days Off!

4th June 2019

What is a Rostered Day Off (RDO)?
The Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2010 allows employers to adopt a Rostered Day Off (RDO) system whereby hours can be averaged to avoid fluctuating wage payments throughout a particular work cycle.

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Technical Services Update

31st May 2019

NECA Victoria is expanding and enhancing its Technical advisory services to members.

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Award wages to increase by 3% from July 1

31st May 2019



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So you are a registered contractor - now what?

28th May 2019


To keep yourself in business, there are some essential skills you need. One of the most important is being able to correctly estimate electrical projects.

When you think about estimating, you’re probably thinking about working out how many metres of cable you’re going to need... MORE

Black Economy Procurement Connected Policy

20th May 2019
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The ten (10) most frequently asked questions on AS/NZS3000:2018 Wiring Rules

16th May 2019

Question #10

When performing minor work on a switchboard e.g. replacing a circuit breaker with an RCBO, is it a requirement to bring the whole of the switchboard up to the new standard?


No, the only requirements are:

  • New circuit added to a... MORE

Government moves on “double-dipping” casual workers

15th May 2019

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New Tax Requirements for Big Bucks Tenders

8th May 2019

From 1 July 2019, tenderers and their first tier subcontractors applying for Commonwealth Government contracts over $4 million (including GST), must obtain a statement of tax record (STR) showing satisfactory engagement with the tax system.


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