The Plumbing Industry Association of South Australia Incorporated is a not for profit organisation based at:
Plumbing Industry Assosciation of SA Inc:
1st Floor / 1 South Road
THEBARTON (Civil Train Building, across from the Brickworks Market)
The Plumbing Industry Association was formerly the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of South Australia Inc. After more than 3 years of planning and research, in October of 2003 the MPA changed its name and structure and now, as the Plumbing Industry Association of SA, is representative of the whole of the plumbing industry in South Australia.
A Master Plumber evolved from a journeyman (tradesman) to a Master only after completion of additional training and experience, and was then able to employ journeymen and apprentices. The Master Plumbers Association in South Australia was formed in 1895 as a united body of these employers established to negotiate with the industry union.
That role continued almost unchanged until the early 1990’s with the introduction of Enterprise Bargaining Agreements. Since that time the association’s industrial relations role has significantly diminished. As the association developed it introduced a number of different services as the need arose for its members, and of course to attract new members.
The Plumbing Industry Association of South Australia Inc. will promote and develop the on-going protection of community health and safety through the provision of quality plumbing services both state and federal, and representation throughout South Australia.
The PIA will attain this by:
- Encouraging members to adhere to the code of practice
- developing a plumbing industry centre that will include:
- developing strategic alliances
- an industry training centre
- the plumbing industry's apprentice group training division
- government and industry liaison
- an information line, 1300 723 216 for public eco questions
- being an industry leader and focal point for the general public and industry;
- having greater input and control of training from apprentices to business operators;
- promoting a professional plumbing industry
- providing business support for our members
- providing advice and protecting the community as appropriate
- enhancing existing, and developing additional benefits and services for members