First of all we are delighted to announce the appointment of a new ACETA administration team Stockdale A.C.S, an organisation that brings a wealth of diverse administrative experience to our association. This initiative also brings with it a new ACETA headquarter and communication details;
New address; ACETA c/- Stockdale A.C.S. 3/6 Atherton Road, Oakleigh VIC 3166
New phone; (03) 9254 1033
All other information including web site and Facebook remain unchanged and welcome Emily, Glenys, Richard and team.
The establishment period has laid the foundation for progression and implementation of specific programs and initiatives that have been developed, tested and prioritised relative to industry sentiment, consensus and achievability. In activating the next phase ACETA will bring about a new landscape centred on ‘industry development’.
By virtue of its very nature, entertainment technology often functions as a single device but more often as a critical interfaced component in a complex wireless microphone, lighting, PA, broadcast, recording, studio, staging, automation, or visual system. Currently a disturbing amount of grey imported, forged and knock off entertainment technology is finding its way into our industry.
Accreditation By virtue of application acceptance, ACETA members and associate members will be accredited as an organisation committed to compliance with ACETAs Industry Guidelines, which deals with compliant, ethical trading and behaviour. This program will be advertised for the benefit of goods and services suppliers and acquirers during the course of this year.
Advertising Member / associate member exposure will expand on a re-developed ACETA web site, the only focussed industry-wide presentation. The development of a member / associate member directory will commence and as previously mentioned it is planned to launch an advertising campaign presenting goods and service providers committed to compliant and ethical behaviour to the broad industry.
Product Compliance ACETA is now working collaboratively with the ACMA on self-regulation for the ACETA membership. The shared ACETA/ACMA goal is to assist all those with compliant intent to achieve it.
ACETA Forum Education will continue to develop and deliver knowledge and information to the membership.
Insurance ACETA will continue its insuring role when/where able and required. This year it will address the next round of the digital dividend in representing the well-being of its constituents.
Manufacturers Manifesto This year will see ACETA represent the needs of the creative sector to various parties including the federal government departments of trade, industry and small business.
Production of Resource Material Currently under development is a short-form easy to understand ‘Guide to Product Compliance’ for members and associate members. It will contain a product listing, their risk category and what has to be tested and how it has to be tested. This publication will remove a lot of misunderstanding and confusion. A member/associate member guide is also planned
Safety and Well Being will continue to be addressed as and when required
Skills Shortage This year will see the launch of the ACETA Aptitude Test as a response to connecting employers with suitable employees
Trade Event Reform ACETA is now working collaboratively with Integrate in the quest to realise the all-encompassing industry trade event it aspires to.
Once these priority programs are implemented and under management, we can address new proposals under consideration, including an ‘ACETA Annual Industry Convention’, ‘Industry Statistics’ and a special focus on the needs of ‘Associate Members’. There are many other lofty ideals suggested including resourcing and promoting creativity, involvement in education and an industry museum to name but a few, but any realisation is tied to the strength of membership and available resources.
We have plenty on our plate at the moment and we would encourage you to join us and share the vision at the AGM on the 30th May 2016
All the best
President - ACETA