Business and management

NICTA appoints commercialisation leader

27 November, 2007

NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, has appointed Rob Fitzpatrick as director of commercialisation to build and drive NICTA’s use-inspired research towards a range of commercial outcomes that benefit Australia.


Underwriters Laboratories acquires New Zealand-based Parkside Laboratories

22 November, 2007

American safety testing organisation Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has acquired electrical product tester Parkside Laboratories in Christchurch, New Zealand.


Trade Teacher Awards announced

21 November, 2007

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) announced the winners of the inaugural Trade Teacher Awards for 2007 in the Electrical and Communications categories, at the NECA Awards of Excellence event held last week.


Instrumentation courses for electrical trades

20 November, 2007

RMIT University in Melbourne has recently reorganised its Electrotechnology Trade Division with new management, dedicated teaching staff and an administrative support team.


ACT apprentices content with their training: survey

14 November, 2007

ACT apprentices are happy with their choice of apprenticeship, according to a survey released by the Minister for Education and Training, Andrew Barr.


Noja Power — Australian Export Awards finalist

13 November, 2007

Noja Power Switchgear is a national finalist in the small to medium manufacturer category of the 2007 Australian Export Awards after winning its state-based award.


Victoria calls for electrical inspectors

02 November, 2007

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is calling for expressions of interest from licensed electrical inspectors to act as contracted electrical audit inspectors.


Group training issues statement to government

02 November, 2007

The national peak body representing employers of apprentices and trainees, Group Training Australia (GTA), recently released an election statement, calling on the federal government to increase its investment in the Joint Group Training Program (JGPT) to $100 million and be matched dollar for dollar by all state and territory governments.


What sort of protection should electricians consider for testers?

25 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Megger Limited

Every single electrical mains supply has transients of all different types superimposed on it, and that's what category ratings are all about - helping electrical professionals better understand the dangers of transients by categorising them


Energy efficiency builds platform for climate solutions

24 October, 2007 by Property Council of Australia

A nationwide building energy efficiency program offers a more effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study


ACT secure data centre proposal

16 October, 2007

The ACT government has allowed ActewAGL to lease a block of land in Hume for the development of a gas-fired power station and secure data centre.


The new face of ACMA

15 October, 2007

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has recently redesigned its internet website to better reflect its role as Australia's regulator for broadcasting, internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications.


Construction activity strongest in a year

12 October, 2007

According to Property Council of Australia, the seasonally adjusted figures for Australia’s national construction industry rose 6.8 points to 55.2 — above the 50.0 point level separating expansion from contraction.


ACT churning out apprentices

12 October, 2007

The ACT has experienced a 165% increase in apprenticeship and traineeship completions and a 125% increase in the number of apprentices and trainees in training over the last decade, according to the Minister for Education and Training, Andrew Barr.


NECA to open Canberra office

10 October, 2007

The NECA NSW Chapter has announced that it will establish a permanent home in the ACT for its NSW-based Group Training company.


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