Business and management

Overseas Skills Recognition program addresses skills shortages

01 December, 2008

To assist in dealing with local skills shortages, the ACT government hosted the National Conference on Overseas Skills that addressed overseas qualifications, offshore assessment arrangements, skills shortages and skilled migration.

Spiral-bound Wiring Rules

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: SAI Global Limited

The Wiring Rules — AS/NZS 3000: 2007, Electrical installations is available for purchase in a handy spiral-bound format, making it easier for electrical contractors and inspectors to use while on a job site.

O’Donnell Griffin to install domestic solar systems for Origin Energy

28 November, 2008

O'Donnell Griffin has been contracted by Origin Energy to install domestic solar energy systems nation-wide, which has the potential to secure up to $20 million in revenue for them over the next five years.

Construction and engineering projects increase in Q3

26 November, 2008

Defying the current downward economic trends, a recent ABS reports shows that Australia's construction and engineering markets enjoyed considerable growth last quarter.

Electrotechnology Secondary School Student Awards 2008

24 November, 2008

NECA is encouraging today's youth to develop an interest in pursuing a career in electrotechnology at high schools through its Electrotechnology Secondary School Student Awards. Students from across the country were recognised for their innovations and achievements in the recent 2008 Awards.

Electrical Apprentice Awards 2008

24 November, 2008

Australia's best electrical apprentices were recognised recently in the NECA Apprentice of the Year Awards, in 'Commercial/Domestic', 'Industrial Automation & Communications' and 'Industrial' categories.

Updated electrical standards to ensure boating safety

24 November, 2008

With the release of the 2007 Wiring Rules, several other associated electrical standards have been updated to coincide with these new requirements. As part of this updating, the Australia/New Zealand standard for marinas and watercraft has been revised to be consistent with the new Wiring Rules.

Testing for standby power consumption

24 November, 2008 by John Thompson*

External power supplies are subject to minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) as specified by AS/NZS 4665. The standard calls for maximum permissible standby power consumption levels, and reflect the increasing attention to rising greenhouse gases and energy costs.

NECA sends scathing submission to Senate inquiry

20 November, 2008

NECA has made a formal submission to the Senate inquiry into the Building and Construction Industry (Restoring Workplace Rights) Bill 2008, arguing against the abolishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).

US faces serious brownouts or blackouts risks in 2009

28 October, 2008

A report warns that unless a sensible approach to proposed new electrical infrastructure projects is taken, the US may face severe power outages as early as 2009.

NICTA plants digital seed for future cities

24 October, 2008

An IT-based building industry community has been established by the federal government to use data technologies to lead the way to more ecologically sound cities, with energy efficiency as one of its key objectives.

ECA collects management award for Master Electricians program

22 October, 2008

ECA Queensland's CEO Malcolm Richards has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Management for his contribution to advancing the electrical industry.

ABB wins $60 million WA power project

13 October, 2008

ABB recently won $60 million of orders from Rio Tinto for power projects to help the mining group increase capacity at its iron-ore mines in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia.

Framework for assessing light pollution

08 October, 2008

Too much night-time illumination can cause problems for stargazing, animal health and may even compromise sleep. So how do you balance public and private interests for night-time lighting?

Online training service

01 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Vocam Pty Ltd

Safety On Demand ‘Digital’ is an e-learning and e-validation solution which allows users to view Vocam training DVDs online, complete with e-validation assessment and reporting.

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