M P A Training

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

Master Plumbers College of Excellence

The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Contractors Association NSW has created a specialist skills centre to pursue excellence in training. Be it Secondary School pupils seeking School Based Apprenticeships, indentured apprentices or existing 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.

Apprentice Training by M P A Training

Follow this link to see what is offered as a traditional training program for apprentice plumbers

School Based Apprentice Training by M P A Training

Further information can be found below, however if you return the following expression of interest we can send you additional information.

Interested in enrolling your first year apprentice? Why not fill out the expression of interest now

M P A Training takes first year apprentices each year during the February/March period. The course is the full Certificate III in Plumbing and covers all sectors of water, drainage, sanitary drainage, roof plumbing and gasfitting. A second intake occurs during July/August each year for those who missed out on starting at the beginning of any year.

For Sydney metropolitan contractors M P A Training is able to offer a full apprenticeship training program to assist you with flexible delivery and a wide range of professional development for current employees.

Interested in transferring your current apprentice?

If you are in any way dissatisfied with the training currently being provided by another RTO then you can transfer the apprentice over to M P A Training. Your apprentice will maintain credit transfer for all units of competency completed so there will be no repeating of skills already mastered. Your apprentice may transfer at any time however it is best if you contact us as soon as you are thinking about transferring so that we can map units already competed and where the apprentice can best fit in with current classes. When transferring apprentices there is a high degree of flexibility on both sides needed.

School Based Apprentices

M P A Training is registered to deliver School Based Apprenticeships in Plumbing. There is a flexible pathway for School students to ensure that those sitting the Higher School Certificate do not have their study plans interfered with. M P A Training operates from the Master Plumbers College of Excellence and is an industry owned Private Registered Training Organisation. School Based Apprentices attend 1 day a week to undertake formal off the job training in a state of the art facility. All trainers hold industry qualifications and operate as plumbers within the industry.

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. DO NOT be seduced by the brokers who offer qualifications in 5 days. Only a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) can issue 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 development of the skills gap report and training plan.

Post Trade programs

As numbers are achieved, M P A Training will offer a number of post trade courses as either structured training, professional development or reaccreditation.  This section will show current bookings and pending opportunities.

If you have a specific need, we will endeavor to obtain additional registrations to make the program happen.  M P A training does not have a set 12 – 15 to a class. 

Programs which will be made available subject to numbers;

  • CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing
  • CPC32713 Certificate III in Gas fitting
  • CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations Stream)
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

From 12 March 2014, new privacy laws took effect regarding how we collect and use personal information.

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.

Trainers needed

Are you passionate about helping others to meet their educational goals?  Are you interested in turning an apprentice’s life around and want to feel good about what you do?

Then we need you!

We are looking for dedicated trainers to join our growing team. As a Trainer, you will create a vocational, technical and academic environment that provides students the opportunity to maximise their learning potential and achieve or enhance an ability to perform plumbing tasks.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you will work as part of a team of dedicated trainers, wanting to achieve your personal best by helping others, this may be the right opportunity for you.

As a Trainer you will provide instruction to students for various manual hand skills and/or technical skills through classroom instruction, demonstration and practical exercises in a custom built training College.
Trainer responsibilities include:

  • Supervising theory and practical training activities
  • Assessing educational needs of individual students and delivering lessons to address those needs to include individualised assignments and training
  • Administering, marking, and interpreting examinations and proficiency indicators
  • Counselling students concerning their performance, behaviour and personal challenges

Must have or be willing to get valid teaching credentials.

  • As a Trainer, you will have the knowledge to teach students in public and private settings, be comfortable with teaching various hand and/or technical skills such as water, sanitary, drainage, gasfitting and roof plumbing in domestic, commercial and maintenance environments.
  • MPA Training is looking for trainers for 1 or 2 days a week across all skilled areas

Interested people should contact Michael Bennett from M P A Training on 02 8789 7000 or send an email to michael@masterplumbers.com.au

Master Plumbers Association of NSW

Excellence for the Plumbing Industry

(02) 8789 7000


2 Percy St Auburn 2144 NSW