Get a job with Master Plumbers

All Master Plumbers apprentices are formally employed by the industries Group Training Organisation, called Plumbing Apprenticeships Victoria.

About your employer

All Master Plumbers apprentices are hired by Plumbing Apprenticeships Victoria (PAV).

PAV is part of Master Plumbers

For over 20 years PAV (and its predecessor, the Group Apprentice scheme) have supported the plumbing industry by training apprentices and connecting them with employers.

PAV is responsible for:
  • Selecting and recruiting plumbing apprentices on behalf of all participating Victoria plumbing businesses (called Host Employers)
  • Giving apprentices hands-on experience in a variety of different businesses and plumbing streams
  • Organising regular work placements with a variety of plumbing streams
  • Supply and issue of tools and protective clothing (PPE) to employees

PAV’s purpose and impact on industry

The PAV brand was created to clearly distinguish its mission and service offerings from the overarching Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association (Master Plumbers) brand. PAV’s mission is to train quality plumbing professionals of the future by providing exceptional apprenticeship and employment opportunities. (Whereas Master Plumbers’ policies focus on promoting best-practice in regulation and training for all aspect of the plumbing industry.) For more information about Host Employers and host benefits click here.

Gain access to a wide variety of plumbing jobs

Working for PAV means working for a wide variety of employers across all areas of the plumbing industry. PAV is affiliated with over 250 plumbing businesses (Host Employers) across metropolitan Melbourne. 

Learners (apprentices) benefit from practical experience with a minimum of 5 plumbing streams during their apprenticeship, including:

  • Water
  • Sanitary
  • Roofing
  • Gas
  • Plus one elective: Drainage or Mechanical Services

Group Training Organisation benefits

PAV is affiliated with the Victorian state government and is a recognised Group Training Organisation (GTO). Our Group Training scheme delivers quality employment and training opportunities for our plumbing apprentices. PAV provides its apprentices with:

  • Training quality and continuity, both on and off the job
  • Formal certification training (Certificate IV in Plumbing)
  • Extra and ongoing support to ensure our apprentices successfully complete their Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training