Financial Support For Australian Plumbing Industry

Just recently, the Victorian State Government dedicated $5million for the development of two new training centres, to support the training requirements of the plumbing services market. Plumbers and commercial insurance brokers alike are ecstatic as this benefits not only plumbers, but the service industry that provides to these trades also receive indirect benefits from the development.

The two new PICAC occupation training centres will be found in the South Eastern residential area of Narre Warren and Geelong. These centres will match the existing world-class center simply north of the Melbourne CBD in Brunswick.

This commitment from the Federal government is not only recognition of the essential value of plumbers to our community’s health and wellness, but is also to gear up the plumbings of Victoria to help meet our emerging ecological difficulties.

From these 3 centres, in conjunction with cutting-edge mobile training delivery, PICAC will support plumbers’ advancement across the State. Working collaboratively with a revitalized TAFE sector, PICAC will continue to change and grow our market’s capacity.

The $5 million allocated by the State Federal government is game changing for our industry. It suggests that we can concentrate on providing plumbings with the very best in training innovation and industry – led abilities advancement. PICAC is committed to ensuring the plumbing Market has access to the highest quality career long training readily available anywhere in the world. This kind of training will also help the plumbing businesses in other ways, the cost of builders indemnity insurance is likely to decrease with the upgraded training meaning there is less risk of mistakes. We have actually used up the ever changing challenge of training tomorrow’s workforce, today.

Over 8,000 courses are provided every year at PICAC and this announcement means that general plumbing technicians throughout the State can get the training they have to stay at the leading edge of industry practice.

Lee Fletcher