M P A Training

(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. 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 M P A Training on 02 8789 7000 or send an email to info@masterplumbers.com.au

Master Plumbers Association of NSW

(02) 8789 7000


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