NECA Education and Careers

Open Day 2017

Switch on your career during our Open Day

Walk This Way!

Have you ever been given the opportunity to walk a day in the life of your preferred career path? Or been elbows deep in a true life situation in which they may one day find themselves?

NECA Education & Careers is inviting you to  #Walkthisway on our Open Day.

When:  Wednesday 16th August 2017

Where:  1024 Lygon Street, Carlton North VIC

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

#Walkthisway will have you stripping cable, fitting off Socket Outlets (GPO/Powerpoints), drawing up circuit diagrams, introduced to storage for solar and having a chat with real current apprentices about the real sparky lifestyle #goingtothebeachat4

The day will include:

  • Walk a day in the life of an apprentice – Talk with our current apprentices, be introduced to some necessary everyday tool skills or hone your already existing awesomeness
  • NECA Pre-Selection Assessment – Industry recognized and accepted…This is the test you need to kill to get noticed!  Over 1,000 Electrical contractors get the results list and use it to recruit their new Apprentices.  If there is ever a way to get noticed this is the way you want to do it. Free only for students participating on Open Day. Bookings closed
  • Prizes and Giveaways – The standard lucky-son-of-a-pidgeon door prize
  • Pre-Apprenticeship walkup signups available on the day
  • Facility Tours #Walkthisway
  • Chat with our recruitment department about positions available 
  • Hear from Programmed Electrical Technologies (Electrical Contractor)
  • Fox FM Hit Squad  - onsite 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Food truck for your culinary pleasure
Plus we have information sessions, so you can get as much info as possible!!!

Information Sessions

Going for a Job

Presented by our Recuitment Team - 9.30am & 2pm

What is an apprenticeship

Presented by Apprenticeship Support Australia - 10am and 3.30pm

What it's like to work with us

Presented by NECA Education & Careers & Programmed Electrical Technologies - 10.30am & 2.30pm

Intro to Electrotechnology

Presented by NECA Education & Careers - 11am & 3pm

Careers Coordinators -

Come along with your students to #Walkthisway and go into the draw to win $500 worth of equipment for your school! Terms and conditions apply (see our website for further details - said very quickly in a deep and unrecognizable voice.)

We would love it if you could broadcast in your newsletter prior to the event.

NECA Pre-Selection Assessment

For more than 30 years the National Electrical and Communication Association (NECA) on behalf of the electrical contracting industry, has been conducting a pre-selection assessment for students interested in an electrical career.  

NECA Victoria in conjunction with NECA Education & Careers will deliver the NECA Readiness Assessment on Wednesday 24 August 2016.  This coincides with NECA Education & Careers Open Day.

The assessment covers both numeracy and literacy and is highly regarded by employers in the industry as it provides an assessment for candidates from an industry standpoint.  A successful result in the assessment will enhance the entry prospects of those interested in electrical apprenticeships.  Applicants who successfully undertake the assessment can provide employers with evidence that the applicant has the potential to successfully complete an electrical apprenticeship, particularly the off-the-job or TAFE component of the apprenticeship.

Bookings now closed.


NECA Victoria issues each candidate a letter with their results - this letter can be used when applying for positions. Letters will be sent in late September.

The results of the Pre-Selection Assessment are circulated to prospective employers by NECA (provided of course that the person has given approval for this on the NECA privacy/consent form).

These prospective employers will make contact directly with those candidates they wish to interview.  There are no guarantees that you will be invited to an interview.