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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.

For more photos of the opening please view here.

View the time lapse video here.

The countdown begins! There is only one month until the World Plumbing Day Apprentice Skills Contest.

Submit your application for the chance to be named the best sprinkler fitter/ plumber.

The contest will be held at the Brunswick campus on  World Plumbing Day, 11 March. 

Competitors in the contest are given a work project to complete within a specific time frame and are judged on precision, diligence, skillfulness and attitude.

For more information, call PICAC on 9356 8905, or apply at

The finalists from this contest become eligible for selection to represent Australia and the PPTEU at the UA's contest in Michigan in August.

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.

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