Business and management

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.

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.

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.

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.

NECA ACT Excellence Awards

08 October, 2007

The electrical industry recently recognised the outstanding skills of six contracting firms at the 2007 NECA ACT Excellence Awards held at the Hyatt in September.

ECAQ Apprentice of the Year

08 October, 2007

Brisbane apprentice, Peter Schultz has been named the Queensland Electrical and Communications Association/Clipsal/Schneider Electric 2007 Apprentice of the Year.

Non-compliant electrical product counterfeiting

26 September, 2007 by Paul Stathis, Editor

The entire Australian electrical industry should be involved in the fight against the importation of sub-standard, non-compliant electrical product, often referred to as 'counterfeiting'

Australian Apprenticeship award

14 September, 2007

Powercor Australia was a recent Victorian winner of the ‘Minister’s Awards for Excellence for Employers of Australian Apprentices’. The awards recognise employers who demonstrate commitment, innovation and outstanding achievement in the training of Australian apprentices. Australian Apprenticeships are an Australian government initiative.

NECA SA 2007 Excellence awards

04 September, 2007

The South Australia NECA Excellence Awards and Apprentice Awards were held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday 24 August, with ten of the state's leading contractors and three top electrical and communications apprentices recognised for their outstanding achievements. The Leader of the Opposition, Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, set the tone at the event with his ideas about making it easier for businesses to develop, succeed and achieve excellence.

Skills shortage here to stay

30 August, 2007

A recent study by McCrindle Research shows the skills shortages and the associated workplace expectations of 'Generation Y' are here to stay

New Wiring Rules to be released soon

24 August, 2007

According to a recent Standards Australia media release, the new edition of the AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules is expected to be released in the final quarter of 2007.

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