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Douglas Greening – Friday, June 02, 2017

Casual Trainers wanted

Do you want to give back to the industry and be paid at the same time?

M P A Training is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified industry people to provide training on a casual basis. Sessional trainers are required to train either on a casual basis (1 or 2 days a week) or in an on- all basis to fill in when another trainer is sick or away for other reasons. Below is an outline of the role.

Positions are available for Certificate III in Plumbing (daytime delivery), Certificate IV in Plumbing (evening groups) and Certificate II in drainage (five full 1 week blocks per annum)

If you are interested please contact Douglas Greening on 8789 7000. All training will be done at the Master Plumbers College of Excellence in Auburn.

JOB TITLE: Trainer / Assessor – Casual


  • Cert III and preferably Cert IV in Plumbing
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment (current)
  • Hold a General Construction Induction Card (White Card)
  • Be willing to complete a Working With Children background check
  • Effective presentation and communication skills
  • Have currency of practical experience
  • Managing learning, learners, activities, resources and materials
  • Provide feedback to students about the outcomes of the assessment process and guidance on future options
  • Apply implement RTO policies procedures Implement, follow and promote the organisations Policies, Procedures, Work Instructions, and Workplace Health Safety guidelines instructions

The results for the 2017 Elections for Executive Committee positions and the post election report from the Australian Electoral Office are now available on the Member forms page of the website.

Douglas Greening – Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Safe Work Practices Means Safe People

Plumbing Industry Guide to Safety 2017/18 Released

The nature of the plumbing industry presents a variety of potential hazards. It is vital for employers, employees and supervisors to learn safe practices in the workplace to ensure their own and others health and safety. Pro-Visual Publishing, in affiliation with Master Plumbers Association of NSW has released the latest edition of the Plumbing Industry Guide to Safety.

The guide covers a range of topics including:

  • Standards and types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Managing the risks involved in excavation work
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working with asbestos

The guide is augmented reality (AR) capable, which creates an interactive experience that provides a window to further information relevant to the plumbing industry such as the Confined Spaces Code of Practice and Guide To Identifying And Handling Low Density Asbestos Fibre Board (LDB).

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health safety, food safety hygiene, and wellbeing information resource guides. Each guide is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing s guides are vital resources to ensure workers return home exactly the way they came to work.

A copy of the guide can be found in the members Section with the MPA Safety Management System.

Douglas Greening – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Career option in plumbing

Have you thought about a future career as a plumber. The “Secure your future” publication attached outlines your future options.

Is a PLUMBING apprenticeship for you?

The Master Plumbers Association of NSW promotes plumbing as a sound career of first choice.

One day you can:

be a registered plumber and work for a plumbing contractor

be a plumbing specialist:

be a hydraulics consultant

be a business owner

Finish a Certificate III in Plumbing

A four-year, full-time apprenticeship

Result you are a registered plumber

Finish a Certificate IV in Plumbing Operations

You can do that part-time whilst earning money and have no HECS debt

Result you can be a plumbing contractor, w orking for yourself or e mploy others to assist you

Finish a Diploma of Hydraulic Services

You can do that part-time

Result you are a hydraulics consultant

Flow through easily into your career now

Yes. I want to be a plumber

Check out the subjects the plumbing industry recommends to get you started.

These subjects are recommended as they will assist you to have the maths and skills to successfully participate in your chosen apprenticeship.

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
    • Geography or History

Plus two (2) electives.

Now that you have decided on a Plumbing apprenticeship you should consider the following subjects as one or more of your electives if they are taught in your school.

    • Food Technology
    • Work Education
    • Design and Technology
    • Physical Activity and Sports Studies

Years 11 and 12

Choosing one or more of these subjects will let you flow through easily into your career in the plumbing industry.

    • General Mathematics
    • Food Technology
    • Information Processes Technology
    • Business Studies
    • Metal Engineering

Grab your opportunity now, see the brochure and apply for an apprenticeship with MPAL .

Master Plumbers College of Excellence.

An industry owned and managed specialist training facility.

This pre-apprenticeship program is conducted over a 2 week period and gives you the opportunity to try a trade and gain credit for the work you are undertaking.

Pre-apprenticeship in Plumbing is a program which combines theory, practical and workplace experience so that you can make a conscious decision to commence a plumbing apprenticeship.

Next program is 16 January 2017 for 2 weeks.

for enrolment information contact staff on

02 8789 7070 now!

Master Plumbers and Mechanical Contractors Association of NSW t/as M P A Training

2 Percy Street. AuburnNSW 2144Phone: (02)

*Program funded by the NSW Department of Industry

Douglas Greening – Tuesday, August 16, 2016

CBD and South East Light Rail construction is expanding in Kingsford this week,

with a new worksite being established in the centre of Anzac Parade between Barker Street and Rainbow Street. The attached notification, distributed to your customers in the local area, provides additional information about the work.

From 7pm on Friday 19 August, the following changes to traffic conditions will be implemented:

  • All parking will be removed from both sides of Anzac Parade between Barker and Rainbow streets, and a 24 hour clearway introduced
  • North and southbound bus lanes between Barker Street and Rainbow Street will cease to be bus lanes and become general traffic lanes
  • The right turns from Anzac Parade southbound to Strachan Street and Borrodale Road will be prohibited
  • Middle Street will be closed at Anzac Parade.

Access to buildings, driveways and pedestrian footpaths will be maintained. Access for local traffic and emergency services will also be maintained at all times.

Drivers are also advised to allow extra travel time on Anzac Parade. For the latest information about traffic conditions, visit or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

Randwick City Council has introduced new loading zones on most cross streets off Anzac Parade to assist deliverers and other service providers. These zones are active between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

  • Barker Street – southern side, west of Anzac Parade
  • Strachan Street northern side, west of Anzac Parade
  • Borrodale Road northern side, west of Anzac Parade
  • Middle Street northern side, east of Anzac Parade

Visit the Roads and Maritime Services website to find out about loading zone rules, including the 30 minute time limit.

Other areas near Anzac Parade have been changed to timed parking zones. For more detail about these spaces and loading zones, download the Kingsford time limit parking changes map from Randwick City Council s website.

Visit the MySydney website to get the latest information on the upcoming changes across the CBD and south east. You can also find detailed notifications for all current works at

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