Business and management

Mandatory Greenpower offer

30 January, 2008

The ACT will soon be leading the country in 'green' energy consumption, after the Chief Minister and Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, Jon Stanhope announced the mandatory offering of accredited GreenPower electricity to Canberrans.

Australian building industry calls for climate change action

29 January, 2008

The building sector can and should play a role in achieving the deep greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions that science tells us are necessary to combat the threat of global warming

Skills shortage tackled with in-house apprentice program

25 January, 2008

Emerson Network Power has launched its own in-house apprentice program in Australia to overcome the lack of skills in its core business areas.

Discussion open for ACT electricity feed-in tariff

14 January, 2008

A discussion paper on the feasibility and nature of an electricity feed-in tariff for the ACT has been issued by the government.

Copper prices spark new crime wave

11 January, 2008 by Paul Stathis, Editor

Last year, police all over the world were inundated with reports of theft of copper from areas as diverse as water pipes from buildings, electrical wiring from substations, conductors from railway lines and even bells from churches

Cabling standards committee receives award

05 December, 2007

The CT-001 Communications and Cabling committee was awarded the Outstanding Committee Award by Standards Australia for its exceptional service and commitment over and above that of any other committee in 2007.

Peak industry body for Australian lighting

29 November, 2007

Lighting Council Australia has commenced operation as a Canberra-based, incorporated peak industry association for the lighting industry.

Revised Wiring Rules released

27 November, 2007

The new edition of the Australian/New Zealand Standard for Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000:2007) has officially been released

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.

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.

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