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Pathway to a Plumbing Career
In Victoria the regulator of the plumbing industry is the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). Information about the VBA and its role can be found on its website vba.vic.gov.au.
To do plumbing work in Victoria you must be either:
To become a plumber and then be able to apply for registration an apprentice must:
The plumbing apprenticeship is conducted over a four year period.
Undertaking an apprenticeship with PAV
As a Group Training Scheme PAV is your legal employer. PAV is responsible for all of your employment arrangements and paying you for the work you undertake. PAV will enroll you in a Certificate III Plumbing course at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This may be the Master Plumbers’ own RTO or another TAFE. PAV will source work placements for you to complete the “on the job” components of your apprenticeship. These placements with a host employer may vary in length from as little as a week through to the whole of your apprenticeship. Your work placements may be changed due to the demand for labour by the host or by planned rotation to ensure that you work in all areas of plumbing during your apprenticeship.
Wages and Conditions (click to download)
To apply you need to supply the following information and documents:
These documents should be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Plumbing Apprenticeships Victoria
PO Box 214, Brunswick VIC 3056
PAV recruits throughout the year so there is no “cut-off” date for applications.