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2021 MPA Skills Plumbing Apprentice of the Year


Do you have what it takes?

Nominations for the 2021 MPA Skills Plumbing Apprentice of the Year are open now!

Download an entry form here!

Recognising Western Australia’s best fourth year plumbing and gasfitting apprentices, this is your chance to shine.

2020 MPA Skills Plumbing Apprentice of the Year – Ian Douglas
2019 MPA Skills Plumbing Apprentice of the Year – Graedyn Hazell
2018 MPA Skills Plumbing Apprentice of the Year – Bailey Ullrich

Criteria for success:

  • Excellence in personal development
  • Academic attainment
  • Workplace competency

Why enter?
Plumbing and sanitation have been recognised as the world’s greatest medical innovation of all time,
extending life expectancy and eradicating disease. So you know you’ve chosen a career that makes
a real difference to society.

Being named 2021 MPA Skills Plumbing Apprentice of the Year provides great personal and
professional outcomes, including:

  • Peer recognition
  • Valuable publicity opportunities for you and your employer
  • Access to industry leaders and influencers
  • Great cash prizes

Who is eligible?
The MPA Skills Plumbing Apprentice of the Year is open to all apprentices trained or employed
by MPA Skills, who will be a fourth year apprentice between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021.

Competition Details
Simply complete the nomination form. You’ll need your employer / host employer to confirm your availability.
All nominations must be received by COB 4pm on Friday 30 July 2021.

Once your nomination is submitted, you’ll be required to attend a theoretical assessment session at our Maylands Campus on Friday 13 August 2021. You’ll be asked a series of questions to assess your technical and general knowledge. The 12 highest scoring candidates move to the next stage.

The top 12 candidates progress to the interview stage with interviews being held between Wednesday 18 August and Friday 20 August 2021. All participants that make it to this stage are required to submit:

  • A letter of support from your employer or supervisor
  • Any other references from work-related contacts such as clients, suppliers and colleague

The top six candidates then progress to the final practical assessment.
The practical assessment will be judged on skills only to decide 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in the 2020 MPA Skills Plumbing Apprentice of the Year.

The six finalists are required to attend the competition day on Friday 24 September 2021 at Maylands Campus for a full day of competition, followed by the awards presentation at approximately 5pm.
Finalists will compete for points by completing practical activities across multiple areas including:

  • Water supply
  • Gasfitting
  • Welding and brazing
  • Sanitary plumbing
  • General plumbing

Finalists will be expected to attend the official awards presentation on Friday 29 October 2021 at Burswood on Swan.

For more information please call MPA Skills on 08 9471 6600 or email