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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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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.

Plumbing and Fire Industry Awards 2019.

Jake Cranny takes out the Award for Excellence in Innovation and Training.

Pictured left is Jake Cranny receiving his award from sponsor, Milwaukee tools.

Wayne Chequer takes out the Award for Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety.

Pictured left is Wayne Chequer receiving his award from sponsor, Incolink.

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  • 19 September 2019

    Create your standard Will online with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

    A Will is one of the most important legal documents you will sign in your lifetime. It determines who will be in control of your estate after your death, and how your estate is to be distributed. 
  • 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.