Become an Apprentice


The PIA is a not-for-profit Registered Group Training Organisation which recruits, employs and manages on-job and off-job placement of Plumbing Apprentices.

Apprenticeships consist of four years of both working/learning with a host employer and attending Trade School to complete the required training units for a Certificate III in Plumbing and/or Gasfitting.

 

BENEFITS

We take every step required to look after our Apprentices and ensure they are well suited and satisfied with their Host Employer.

PIA Apprentices are employed by us directly. Should an issue arise where the Host Employer can no longer host the Apprentice, we will endeavour to find another appropriate placement for them as soon as possible.

PIA has a Code of Ethics, Employment Agreement and undertakes the necessary measures to ensure the Apprentice is protected and safe in their work environment. We also provide the Whitecard Induction training to all of our Apprentices if they have not already completed this.

 

SELECTION & RECRUITMENT

All PIA Candidates undergo a selection process conducted by experienced and qualified trainers and plumbing professionals, and includes an Assessment Tool containing:

- basic understanding of the plumbing trade
- geometry & mathematics
- English language
- Problem solving
- Spatial Reasoning
- Sketching & drawing interpretation
- Worksite safety

 
An ideal candidate will:

  • Have completed year 11 at High School, including Maths and English and
  • Have researched and undertaken work experience in plumbing or construction and
  • Be prepared to undertake pre-apprenticeship training and
  • Be fit and physically robust and
  • Keen to work outdoors and
  • Have an aptitude for problem solving and
  • Have excellent inter-personal skills and
  • Take pride in working accurately and neatly and
  • Take every opportunity to learn the their trade

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information on PIA Apprenticeships, please dowload our 'Step into a career in Plumbing' brochure >>

Please also click here to view our information on the process of becoming a licened plumber.

 

APPLICATION

To apply for an Apprenticeship, please follow the process detailed below: