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10th April 2018
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(27/11/17) 2017 National Excellence Awards

29th November 2017

Australia’s best electrical and communications projects, apprentices and teacher were recognised last Thursday night at the 2017 National NECA Excellence Awards.

2017 category winners from each NECA Chapter automatically progress to the National Excellence Awards.... MORE

(31/10/17) NECA’s HR SERVICES

29th November 2017
Your NECA membership gives your business instant access to the best HR consultants.
Assisting SME’... MORE

(27/11/17) What’s NEW in TKB?

29th November 2017
The Blue Book 2017 - Code of Practice on electrical safety for work on or near high voltage electrical apparatus. The 2017 Blue Book has been revised by the Electrical Safety Committee established under section 8 of the Energy Safe Victoria Act 2005. The latest edition of the Blue Book 2017 is available on... MORE


11th August 2017
Employers met yesterday at NECA’s South Melbourne office to review the ETU model EBA, negotiated after some 18 months between ETU and NECA representatives and proposed to replace the current 2010-2014 ETU EBA.  This document as advised has this past week been deemed by the ABCC to comply with the requirements of the controversial 2016 Building Code.
Foremost in the... MORE

(10/02/17) Ace your Licensed Electrician's Assessment

6th March 2017

It's never been easier to brush up on your knowledge before going for your electrical license. NECA Education & Careers offers tutorials to prepare you for your assessment running from February through to June in 2017.

Students may enrol in tutorials covering the theory (LET),... MORE

(10/02/17) Product Recall - Eaton Industries Quicklag ELQ earth leakage circuit breaker (RCBO)

6th March 2017

NECA wishes to advise members of a current product recall of Eaton Industries Pty Ltd - Quicklag ELQ Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (RCBO). The several affected models, which have been sold nationally since April 2004, have used non-compliant material in their manufacturing which may result in conditions creating a fire risk.
We advise building owners, managers and electrical... MORE

(24/02/17) Cuts to penalty rates for Sunday

6th March 2017

Cuts to penalty rates for Sunday, holiday work to be phased-in after landmark decision by Fair Work Commission
Unions to fight to protect ‘take home pay’ in new push against Turnbull Government


  • Changes do not extend to restaurants and cafes
  • Reducing penalties ‘to have some... MORE

IR Update (3/3/17) - NECA responds to Building Unions IR scare campaign

3rd March 2017

NECA responds to Building Unions IR scare campaign

Stopworks, the real threat to job security
Building unions are actively attempting to drum up support across Victorian worksites for their rally against the Turnbull Government, scheduled for Thursday the 9th... MORE

IR Update (18/11/16) - NECA and ETU meet to commence bargaining for new EBAs

18th November 2016
NECA representatives on behalf of a group of interested employers met with ETU officials in North Melbourne on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, to commence negotiations for a new EBA to cover either employees working across both the Service & Maintenance and Construction sectors, principally in a Service & Maintenance business, or principally in a... MORE