MPA Skills is the leading trainer and employer of plumbing apprentices in Western Australia, with 30 years of experience in the industry. Our training programs cater to all levels, from school-based pre-apprenticeships to full-time pre-apprenticeships for school leavers and career changers. We also offer advanced training courses for tradesmen looking to upskill.
With the half-price training fees for apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship currently on offer as part of the WA Recovery Plan, there is no better time to start a career in plumbing and gasfitting.
MPA Skills is a Group Training Organisation and a Registered Training Organisation with campuses in Maylands, Bayswater, and Jandakot. We have a reputation for delivering the best training and taking out the uncertainty of starting an apprenticeship by employing apprentices directly through our vast network of host employers.
In addition, apprentices are assigned field officers who are plumbers with years of experience. They will guide the apprentices throughout their apprenticeship to ensure they are getting the training as per the industry standards.
I was not sure what I wanted to do when I left school, so I tried a plumbing pre-apprenticeship course at MPA Skills. During this time, I developed a passion for plumbing and gas and continued on to start an apprenticeship. The training I received was great as all of the trainers were plumbers themselves, so they taught us real-hands-on practical knowledge.
I did a plumbing apprenticeship with MPA Skills, and during my work-based training, I was placed with a tier-one plumbing company in Perth, Sanwell Plumbing & Civil. Being an apprentice at MPA was great. We got regular visits from our field officers, who made sure that we had everything we needed. The facilities on campus were great, and the trainers were always willing to help.
The training I received was exceptionally good, and it equipped me with the necessary skills and abilities for my current work. I also obtained my contractor’s license through MPA Skills, which was an incredibly positive experience. I had a strong support system during my training, and the trainers were extremely helpful and supportive.
A pre-apprenticeship is the first step to getting an apprenticeship. The course includes classroom learning and on-the-job training allowing you to gain insights into the construction industry. MPA Skills' pre-apprenticeships can be completed in 11 weeks full-time or over three terms with a school-based pre-apprenticeship program.
Persons holding one of the following temporary resident visa types are eligible to be treated as Australian residents for fee-charging purposes and are also eligible for fee waivers and concessions:
Please consult an AASN provider or the Department of Training and Workforce Development's apprenticeship office for all other visa holders wishing to enter a training contract.
Most of our classroom and practical training programs are held in person. However, we offer some of the advanced training classes online.
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