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Public Comment

New data on skills shortages

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) has conducted an online survey for stakeholders to find out more about skills shortages in the electrotechnology industry. And the results have now been published. In the electrotechnology sector, 76.9 per cent of respondents reported experiencing a skills shortage in the past 12 months. The occupations reported as being in shortage […]


Mitsubishi Heavy’s new HQ

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) recently relocated its head office from Kingsgrove in New South Wales to Regents Park. MHIAA’s managing director Yuji Ito says the new space offers improved facilities more suited to the expanding company’s changing needs. MHIAA worked with Powerhouse Group for the design and build of the new office space […]

Events and conferences

Recognising the competence of fire safety practitioners

Fire Protection Association Australia is holding seminars about the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme in March and April in New South Wales. Changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 in 2017 mean that anyone designing a fire system, or conducting an annual fire safety assessment must be a competent fire safety practitioner. There is currently […]

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Events and conferences

Updated NSW Government Resource Efficiency Policy

The New South Wales government has released an updated Government Resource Efficiency Policy (GREP). The aim of the GREP is to reduce the state government’s operating costs, and to lead by example in increasing its resource use efficiency. The updated policy will continue to drive resource efficiency by NSW government agencies in four main areas: energy, […]

Bronwyn Evans

CEO steps down from Standards Australia

Standards Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Bronwyn Evans has announced that she is leaving Standards Australia on Friday, March 8. Dr Evans has been the CEO of Standards Australia since October 2013. Standards Australia chairman Richard Brooks thanked Dr Evans for her significant contributions during her time as chief executive. “Bronwyn has been CEO through […]

News Products

From Kogarah to Caringbah

Heatcraft has relocated its Kogarah store in Sydney to 33 Cawarra Road, Caringbah. The new premises has a bigger warehouse and showroom, and more parking for customers. Gerard Cudmore and account manager Adam Jones will manage the branch and service the Sutherland and South West Sydney regions. The new store is open from 7am–5pm on […]

Women's Leadership Development

Women’s Leadership Development

Up to $7,000 of scholarship funding is currently available for women working in the technician services sector, supporting participation in a range of leadership development courses. Funding is provisioned across three key management levels, with expressions of interest closing on March 22. Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) says interest is already strong for this important developmental […]

Local communities

Victoria’s 3CA Grants program

Applications are open for Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program. The 3CA Grants program is designed to help local Victorian communities adapt to climate change impacts in their region. It is part of the Victorian Government’s Supporting our Regions to Adapt initiative, a three-year program […]

Events and conferences

CIBSE Qld: Industry networking event

The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is holding an HVAC&R industry networking event in Brisbane on Thursday, February 21. There will be a brief address by the new CIBSE Queensland chair, Keith Merry, and insights into 2019 technical and networking sessions. This event is free for CIBSE members and some similar association members, […]