Have you considered an apprenticeship in plumbing?

Hit the ground running in 2020 with a new career in plumbing. You can work outdoors, in a variety of locations and start earning now while you are training.

Apply now for a 1st year apprentice role with Master Plumbers.

A recent article by news.com.au found that plumbers in Australia can earn more than lawyers! In fact the qualified plumbers charges an average $78.40 an hour compared to $37 an hour for a lawyer.

Plumbers are in high demand in Australia and job prospects are good. Unlike studying at university, apprentices can earn while they learn, with your salary increasing each year as your experience grows. Plus, the specialised skills you develop can take you anywhere around the world.

We have roles available for first year apprentices starting in early 2020. You’ll be employed as an apprentice by Plumbing Apprenticeships Victoria (our group training scheme).   We’ll provide you with work placements with a variety of host employers in the plumbing industry, while you complete your Certificate III in Plumbing.  

5 reasons why you should choose Plumbing Apprenticeships Victoria for your apprenticeship

  1. We pay more. We care more.

    At Master Plumbers, we have a team of professionals whose job is to shape your apprenticeship experience. This dedicated team of Field Officers help to monitor your progress, help you troubleshoot and keep you engaged in work. 

    We also pay more than the Award, due our competitive Enterprise Agreement.  Some features include:

    – Above award payment when you’re working in the domestic sector or matching union EBA rates, when you work in those environments.

    – Payment for fares and travel based on an agreed training centre location or home base (approx. $100 per week) including travel to your Certificate III training. You probably wouldn’t be entitled to this payment if you worked directly for a plumber!

    – Payments for Apprentices Incolink (industry based portable redundancy and sick leave)

    – Payments for public holidays at the rate at which you’re currently employed. 

    More information about our PAV Enterprise Agreement is contained in a helpful summary sheet. We’ll also explain our Agreement to you in your interview!

  2. Benefit from job placements in different plumbing companies in commercial, industrial and domestic sectors

    Our Plumbing-specific scheme is the only one of its kind in Victoria. We only do plumbing. The scheme is designed to make sure our Apprentices don’t get bogged down doing the same repetitive job for the term of their apprenticeship.

    We have Host Employers working across greater Melbourne in numerous fields. As an Apprentice with PAV, our program seeks to move you to Host Employers who need a hand.

    So for your Apprenticeship you will get a greater variety of experience by being placed with many different types of plumbing companies in commercial, industrial and domestic environments.

    This gives you unrivalled connections that you can call upon when you graduate.

    If you are adaptable, enjoy meeting new people and always keeping things interesting, this might be for you.

  3. Get access to our Private Registered Training Organisation in State of the Art facilities

    The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) is the most innovative training complex in Victoria.

    Master Plumbers is the only plumbing training provider with access to these unique and highly sought after facilities.

    Read more about state-of-the-art training facilities

  4. Get through the VBA "Journeyman's" exam the first time

    Our graduating students exceed industry expectation.

    When it’s time to sit your final exam, our apprentices can rest easy knowing our average pass rate is in the high 90% range, far above the state-average. Our graduates are more employable and in a better position to choose the plumbing job they want.

  5. Transition straight into employment when you finish your apprenticeship

    When you complete your Apprenticeship, you can seamlessly transition to our arm that handles qualified labour Plumbing Staff Solutions.

    And when it comes time to start your own business, we’re here to help.

    Full member benefits for participating plumbing businesses, include: product and services discounts, OHS, Industrial Relations, continued professional development, specialist training and more. A lifetime of Master Plumbers membership means a lifetime of business and career support.