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Your union has been defending members' rights and entitlements for over a century and a half. Today we are one of the fastest growing and most progressive trade unions in Australia. We continue to defend our licensing and registration systems, support training and trade development, and fight for the wages and conditions of members.

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Plumbing and Fire Industry Awards 2019, PICAC Narre Warren opening and World Plumbing Conference 2019.

The PPTEU is proud to be announcing the opening of the Narre Warren campus. 

PICAC Narre Warren is Australia’s first Net-Zero Energy training facility and the first building in Australia to utilise building foundation screw piling to source geothermal energy for its heating and cooling requirements. This makes it a beacon for best practice and showcases how smart energy systems can be incorporated into building design. The facility houses a 120 seat general auditorium; 12 training rooms; confined spaces and roof access training facilities and world leading facilities for welding and gas fitting training.

Please see the official invitation attached.

The PPTEU is a proud sponsor of the Plumbing and Fire Industry Awards-which recognise execellence in the training and achievements of individuals and companies.

The event will be held on the 13th September 2019, at The Melbourne Room at the Melbourne Convention Centre., and will be a part of the World Plumbing Conference 2019, held here in Melbourne.

For ticket and entry details check out the event page.

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Latest news

  • 22 August 2019

    Private Plumbing Insurance renewal available for 2019-2020

    The PPTEU has secured Private Plumbing Insurance for the year 2019/2020. The premium for the cover this year is $90.00.  To be eligible for this insurance you must be a full and financial member of the PPTEU for the full term of the policy, you must also be registered with the Victorian Building Authority.

    The policy starts on the 1st September 2019 and expires at 4.00 pm on the 1st September 2020. The insurance covers all members who are working on their own homes or the homes of immediate family members, for which no monetary fee is charged or received
  • 23 July 2019

    Thursday 1st August is World Lung Cancer Day.

    Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. It is estimated that lung cancer accounts for nearly one in five cancer deaths globally.