Master Plumbers and Mechanical Contractors Association of NSW

t/a M P A Training 

RTO 91087

(a not-for-profit, Private Registered Training Organisation).

Master Plumbers College of Excellence

The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Contractors Association of NSW has created a specialist skills centre to pursue excellence in training. Be it Secondary School pupils seeking School Based Apprenticeships, indentured apprentices, or people seeking skills recognition, this is the College for you.

The Skills Centre is operated by M P A Training a Registered Training Organisation and is currently delivering the full traditional 5 stream Certificate III in Plumbing.

Cadetship in Plumbing Engineering

A new full-time pathway to obtaining a career outcome. This Cadetship allows you to complete a qualification in 3 years rather than 4 and you have a guaranteed job* as part of your training. Please see the following documents to select the pathway which best suits your needs and career aspirations. For more information on the Cadetship in Plumbing Engineering Program, click here.

* Conditions apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you are interested in obtaining your full Trade qualification as a Plumber, you do not have to enrol in the full training program if you can supply evidence of previous experience or training. M P A Training offers RPL for existing workers in the industry or for people from overseas without recognised qualifications. 

M P A Training offers an initial assessment interview which will take up to 3 days where you can discuss the evidence of workplace experience and answer questions in a conversation with an Assessor. At the end of that, a training plan will be produced for you to indicate where you need more evidence or to take with you to a training organisation to fill the skills gap. The RPL application and evaluation fee is $3,900. For any outstanding units of competency, there is a fee of $550 per unit or for a full stream, the fee is $1,600. All this will be discussed with your Assessor during the initial interview and the development of the skills gap report and training plan.

Professional development

For assistance in Work Health and Safety or the implementation of the MPA WHS system please contact the office on 02 8789 7000.

There are also ongoing professional development workshops from time to time and these are conveyed to target audiences prior to each event.

M P A Training privacy statement

The way we collect and use personal information is

  • M P A Training will continue to receive, record and retain personal information for operational purposes and as always we will respect your privacy.
  • Under no circumstance will you or any apprentice or course participant’s details be forwarded to a third party without written prior consent.
  • We value you as a loyal client of M P A Training, and will continue to make it easier for you to do business, and assist you in any way we can.

Master Plumbers Association of NSW

(02) 8789 7000

Excellence For The Plumbing Industry