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24th February 2021

Electrical Work During Lockdown

1st February 2021

Many members are confused about what electrical work can and can’t be done during lockdown.

NECA has been in contact with Building and Energy this morning. In a nutshell: 

  • B&E’s advice is that electrical workers can continue to work as long as they wear masks.
  • B&E is not aware of a specific ban on work being done in private homes.
  • However, it is an... MORE

2020/21 Festive season closure period

23rd December 2020

As we prepare to wind down a crazy year and close up shop over the silly season - from Tuesday 22 December, and re-opening on Tuesday 5 January - we do have people on call should you need to get in touch. 

If you have an urgent matter relating to:

  • An EGT placement - please call Charlie Vilani on 0409 881 021
  • A safety emergency... MORE

Reduction of licence and related fees in response to COVID-19

27th October 2020

We have just received notification from Building and Energy that as of tomorrow (28 October), they will be automatically processing waivers on electrical licence fees and commencing the payment of refunds for licence fees that have already been paid.

Payments from 28 October 2020 to 31 March 2021:

  • the fee payable for a five-year licence will be discounted by... MORE

2020 NECA WA Excellence & Apprentice Awards

20th July 2020

Excellence Awards

Due to Government restrictions on mass gatherings related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the decision has been made to combine the 2020 and 2021 NECA Excellence Awards, with submissions to be judged together.  

The awards dinner, which was scheduled to take place in August 2020, will now be hosted on Friday, 25 June 2021 at The Westin Perth.

Apprentice... MORE

Potential implications of Industrial Manslaughter legislation for you and your business

9th July 2020

Sometimes there are critical pieces of legislation that Industry has to fight tooth and nail to prevent, the State Government’s proposed industrial manslaughter legislation is such a law.

It is vital that all contractors familiarise themselves with this legislation because it will criminalise workplace accidents. The Government’s proposed industrial manslaughter law exposes business... MORE

Electrical Contracting Award temporary variation

26th May 2020

SETTING THE FACTS STRAIGHT: Electrical Contracting Award temporary variation

NECA is currently aware of a campaign that is causing unwarranted and unnecessary concern across the industry.

NECA has been in regular communication with the ETU to support employers and their employees to move forward through this difficult period as a result... MORE

Rebranding of ECA WA Inc, CET and EGT

20th May 2020

WA’s leading providers of training and workforce services to the electrical industry, Electrical Group Training (EGT), and the College of Electrical Training (CET) ... MORE

JobKeeper payment scheme – Enrolments extended to 31 May

28th April 2020

On Friday 24 April, the ATO announced that the deadline for businesses to enrol in the JobKeeper program, has been extended to 31 May.
 
If your business intends to apply for JobKeeper, then you need to ensure that you complete the following by 31 May:

  • Register interest and subscribe for JobKeeper updates on the... MORE

2019 NECA WA Excellence & Apprentice Awards

17th February 2020

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