A Tale of Technical Nous, Big Hearts and a Search for anything Electrical and Electronic

From one of our readers:   Mike Abbott, an electrical technician from Perth, Australia.

"In July 2008 I visited Yangon in Myanmar (Burma), in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. There I met a teacher who was, incredibly, feeding his family and eleven orphaned children on his meager wage of $63 per month."


Dangerous Goods Conference – 2nd and 3rd December, 2014 – Calgary, Canada

It was a double feature for IDC Technologies as they hosted their second Canadian event in a two week period – following on from the Safety Control Systems Conference, the Dangerous Goods Conference took place at the Executive Royal Hotel on 2nd & 3nd December.

Registrations Now Open! – Hazardous Areas WA Conference & 5th Safety Control Systems Conference

We are now accepting registrations for the Hazardous Areas WA Conference & the 5th Safety Control Systems Conference in Perth, Western Australia.

Take advantage of the 10% off early bird discount and 3 for 2 offer and save today.

2nd Africa Radio Comms Conference – 26th and 27th November, 2014 – Johannesburg, South Africa


The 2nd Radio Comms Conference was held by IDC Technologies in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 26th and 27th of November. The event welcomed many delegates from companies across the globe such as Motorola, Poynting, IEEE, LS telcom, Beyond Wireless, and many more.

IDC Technologies second Africa Radio Comms Conference

4th Safety Control Systems Conference – Calgary, Canada

Braving the below zero temperatures, IDC Technologies hosted the 4th Safety Control Systems Conference in Calgary, Canada on 25th, 26th & 27th November 2015.

Generosity at Work


Recruiting speakers for the IDC Technologies’ engineering conferences, presented in cities around the world, can be described variously. Heart-warming is an unlikely adjective, and yet it is appropriate when you consider two gentlemen involved at a couple of our recent conferences. One was a key-note speaker at our High Voltage Maintenance Forum in November, 2013 and another was engaged to review materials at our Dangerous Goods Forum in March, 2014. Both donated their fees to charities.

Cable Jointing and Terminations – Skills honed in Brunei

Roger Royal has recently returned from a foray into Brunei. He is one of our longest serving and most accomplished instructors in the electrical engineering field. Read more about his latest training success here.


Bigger, Better, Faster. At all costs?

Apart from the enormous benefits that result, engineering achievements are often awe-inspiring and exciting. When safety and the environment come second to the successful completion of a job, however, there is reason to pause.


Navigating the Map for Higher Education

To date, Australian higher education providers total around 170, nationally. These providers are a blend of both on-campus and online institutes who offer a range of courses in various fields of study. With enrolments on a perpetual increase, the education industry has become (over a number of years) a high earner with an estimated value of over $26 billion back in 2012.

STEM Education, Toys and the Prosperity of Nations

Chief Australian Scientist, Ian Chubb, has been motivated by a belief that his country’s economic future is looking grim. He is concerned that it is losing its competitive edge in the vital areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). In an effort to ameliorate this he has proposed an ambitious strategy to increase their focus.