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For all the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could mean for you as a member of our union, please visit our COVID-19 special page

Office contact information.

In line with recommendations with Government, we are taking preventative measures for the health and safety of the members and staff. During Stage 4 Lockdown, the office is not open to members. We ask members to be patient and to use the relevant numbers listed below to assist with your enquiries. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes, but these measures are necessary during this unprecedented health event. We strongly advise all members to use this web site to keep up to date with daily announcements affecting you and our industry. For general health advice on COVID- 19 you can call the Vic Government hotline on 1800 675 398 or check out their website.

Please use the following contact numbers:

Membership enquries:

0483 120 479

0483 093 780

0483 120 368

Secretary and Assistant Secretaries

Secretary:  Earl Setches

Assistant Secretaries:  Paddy McCrudden or Andy Wallace

0407 361 296

Industrial Officer

Paul Coffey - 0448 908 923


Paris Andriske -     0414 990 013
Billy Jovanovski - 0488 060 848
Norm Kelly -           0409 355 665
Nick McCubbin -   0412 560 573
Jake Cranny -         0402 817 127
Billy Ramsay -        0447 733 122
Simon Jewell -       0457 310 336
John Haitas -          0423 647 209

OH&S Officers

Steve Rocco - 0433 875 546

Chris Giblin -  0433 694 310

Compliance Officer

Bob Vaughan - 0407 773 448

Any other enquiries

Please use the form on the page "Contact Us

Standing up for our industry since 1850

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.

The PPTEU also has a proud history of advancing education, improving social welfare and promoting human rights.

Read more about the PPTEU.

The PPTEU is proud to announce 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.

For more photos of the opening please view here.

View the time lapse video here.

Digital Clear Cards.

The PPTEU membership system is transitioning to a new digital system.

This new system is part of our ongoing effort to streamline the membership experience to provide ease and convenience for our members.

Financial members of the PPTEU are now able to download their Digital Membership Card to their smartphone. The Digital Membership Card will contain all of the information that is on your plastic membership card.

Members who want to take advantage of this facility must have a current email adress attached to their membership and be able to receive emails on their smartphone.

The process to transition over to the new system is straightforward. Once you have downloaded the Digital Membership Card, in future you will simply receive an email notifying you to login and download your new Digital Membership Card to save to your smartphone.

This will also be an ideal opportunity to check your membership details and update your information if required.

For further information, click here to view the simple steps and follow the prompts.

2020 RDO Calendar:
Grand Final public holiday has been moved to the 23rd October. The 25th September is a normal work day with the lockdown weekend remaining in place. Other than the public holiday being moved, the calendar is unchanged.

Click the image below to view the 2020 RDO Calendar.

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