Are you an employer who opposes the changes suggested by NECA and Master Electricians Australia?
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As employers of people who work in the electrical trades, we are concerned at attempts to water down and de-skill future Australian electricians.
It is vital to our business that we have tradespeople who are multi-skilled, who have broad technical knowledge, and have received training that is delivered in concert with on-the-job experience, and whose qualifications and licences can be absolutely relied on to represent the pinnacle of competence and reliability.
The changes that Master Electricians and NECA are proposing threatened the integrity of Australian electrical qualifications. This will result in the next generation of Australian electricians becoming less skilled, less aware and less reliable than this one.
As an electrical contractor, these are not risks we can afford. Our livelihood, and that of our employees, depends on the integrity of Australian electrical training.
We are one hundred percent opposed to institutionalised up-front training that separates classroom learning from practical training.
We oppose the re-introduction of night school for apprentices.
We oppose theoretical electrical training delivered through on-line platforms without the suitable guidance of a qualified trainer/assessor present in a classroom environment.
We thoroughly oppose the breakdown of the electrical trade through the narrowing of qualifications into skill sets or different exit points within the training package.