||The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is the national voice of the electrotechnology contracting industry. NECA is the only association that represents the interests of electrical and communications contracting businesses Australia-wide, from employers and business people to technicians.
As Australia’s peak electrical and communications industry body, NECA is committed to raising the profile, business environment and competitive edge of its members throughout Australia.
Wherever your business connects with people, NECA is there to advocate, educate and generate more business. For membership enquiries phone 03 9645 5533 or visit the NECA website
NECA operates nationally with Chapters in each State and Territory of Australia and has a national membership of approximately 5,000 businesses employing over 70,000 licensed electricians, communications installers, line workers, management and support staff.
The Victorian Chapter (NECA Victoria) has been representing the interests of electrical and communications contractors in Victoria since 1917. NECA Victoria represents approximately 25% of the national membership
NECA employs specialists in industrial relations, occupational health and safety, management, education and training, human resources and technology who are on-hand to offer advice, representation and support on a range of topics and matters.
NECA also provides a range of industry specific training programs and facilitates a range of other training through allied Registered Training Organisations to its members and the electrotechnology industry in Victoria.
Nationally, NECA has representatives on 37 Standards Australia Technical Committees and is a registered organisation of employers under the Fair Work Act. NECA actively represents the needs and entitlements of contractors at all levels of government and industry, ensuring members' needs are heard. We provide our national member base with regular up-to-date industry-relevant information including current training, occupational health and safety, industrial and legislative requirements.
NECA now employs more than 2,000 apprentices in its Group Training Companies throughout the country including the 370° group in Victoria.
||NECA continues to play a lead role within the industry. In 2007 with support from Sustainability Victoria, NECA developed the EcoSmart Electricians Program, the first of its kind in Australia. Comprising a training and accreditation program for electrical contractors and their staff in energy efficiency, this highly successful program has seen approximately 1,800 electricians trained throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Additional training programs have been developed to further expand the information available to electricians. These include both commercial and residential lighting units and an LED unit due to be released in June 2011
Key Industry relationships
As part of the development and delivery of the EcoSmart Electricians program, key relationships were enhanced with government, leading industry organizations and manufacturers including, The Lighting Council of Australia, Philips, Pierlite, Schneider Electric, Clipsal, Clevertronics, JSB Lighting and other leading electrical technology companies.
These relationships have enabled us to develop and deliver the optimum information on the technology and products associated with energy efficiency.
From its position within the industry NECA is well positioned and has the capability and experience to develop and deliver a training program to educate electricians working in the domestic market, with the new requirements for lighting under the Building Code of Australia.