News & Views

TKB Update - Up to 10 Users for your Company

25th May 2016

Did you know you can now have access to up to 10 TKB User logins for your company?

As part of NECA's ongoing commitment to provide outstanding service to its members we are now expanding the accessibility of our TKB!

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NECA Tech-Advantage Roadshow in Full Swing

25th May 2016

This year's annual Tech-Advantage Roadshow has hit its stride as we now approach our 6th destination on our Roadshow roadmap - Echuca!

If you have not attended an event as of yet, be sure to book your tickets now as places are limited. Come along to experience an exclusive workshop from Schneider Electric, network with exhibitors, attend industry critical presentations and meet and... MORE

AS/NZS3000: 2016 Version Released for Public Comment From 18th April to 20th June

6th May 2016

AS/NZS3000: 2016 version has been released for public comment (PC) from 18th April 2016 for nine weeks only, this means PC will be close to the public on 20th of June 2016.
To ensure you have an input into the proposed changes to AS/NZS 3000:2016, please click HERE to review the... MORE

Robina Electrocution Reinforces Dangers of Working Live

8th April 2016

Yesterday’s tragic death of a retired electrician on the Gold Coast reinforces the dangers of working with live electricity, said the CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), Mr Suresh Manickam.

Initial investigations of this incident by Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office have found that a man received a fatal electrical shock after entering the ceiling... MORE

Mandatory Random Drug & Alcohol Testing for Onsite Building Workers

5th April 2016

Fitness for Work – ensuring compliance with the Building Code 2013

As of 1 February 2016, the Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC) commenced the final stage of its three phase implementation of the new drug and alcohol requirements as part of the Building Code 2013 (the Building Code).

The first and second stages focused on providing information to industry on the new... MORE

NECA Endorses new ACCC Infinity Cables Campaign

8th March 2016

The National Electrical and Communications Association has endorsed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to alert homeowners and electrical contractors about the dangers of Infinity Cables.

“As NECA members would be aware, Infinity and Olsen-branded electrical cables that failed to meet mandatory electrical safety standards remain installed across... MORE

National Apprentice Winners Congratulated in Brisbane

27th November 2015

On Thursday 26th November, some of Australia’s brightest electrical apprentices were recognised by National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) at its National Apprentice Awards event at the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane.

The Awards are held annually to acknowledge the achievements of each state’s winners.

Guest speaker Brad Morrin – a former Canterbury Bulldog’s NRL... MORE

National Excellence Awards held in Hilton Brisbane

27th November 2015

Yesterday, the nation’s best electrical and communications projects were recognised at the annual electrical and communications industry’s Excellence Awards, hosted by the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).

State winners from across Australia attended this year’s event at the Hilton Brisbane.

Three Victorian projects and two from each of New South Wales,... MORE

Victoria's best electricians and projects named at Excellence Awards

27th August 2015

The best Victorian electrical and communications contractors were recognised at the annual electrical industry Excellence Awards. Seventeen companies across ten categories received the top state award in front over 660 industry representatives including contractors, suppliers, educators and government representatives at the pinnacle showcase of the electrical and communications industry at... MORE

Switch on your career at NECA Education & Careers Open Day

14th August 2015

Do you want a career, not just a job? Become an electrician!

NECA Education & Careers is holding an Open Day which will be held on Wednesday 26 August between 10am – 7pm. This is your opportunity to step into the shoes of our current electrical apprentices. Held at out state of the arts facility in Carlton North, the day is jam packed so you can switch on your electrical career.... MORE