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About MPA Skills

What do we do?

We design and deliver high standard vocational training to the painting and plumbing industry in Western Australia.

Life-long learning

MPA Skills is in the business of “Life-long learning”. We provide an extensive and ever developing range of innovative training programs for the industry. These are presented in our training campuses and on-the-job training.
MPA Skills provides everything from pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs; to license and registration courses; post trade training programs. Whatever career stage you are in, we can provide the training and resources to make the most of your career or business.

Our approach

We are an industry focused organisation committed to providing complete & relevant training service to students, employers and employees so industry continues to grow along with technical developments and system changes.

Our facilities

We have custom designed facilities at Maylands, Jandakot and Bayswater. Our Maylands and Jandakot campuses are conveniently located close to the Maylands/Jandakot train stations. The Bayswater campus is only a few minutes’ walk from the Bayswater train station. Both campuses provide training facilities that are focused on high quality skills training for all students.

Customer service with a difference

Our staff are knowledgeable and are always happy to help. Our trainers/assessors have “hands on” industry experience and ongoing training and involvement in industry ensures that skill and knowledge levels are constantly maintained.

Safety

Students are trained in and environment that uses safe work practices in everything we do. Safety is a priority for all of our staff, trainers & assessors, to ensure our students are aware of safety in training & on-the-job in everything they do.

Workplace gender equality

MPA Skills colloboratively works with The Workplace Gender Equality Agency,  who provide advice, practical tools and education to help improve gender equality in Australian workplaces.

MPA Skills comply with the reporting requirements under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

HISTORY

Building on good foundations

To understand our vision for the future you have to know a little about our past.

The Plumbing and Painting Industry Skills and Technology Company Inc (PPISTC) was established in 1993 as a joint initiative of the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association and the Master Painters, Decorators and Signwriters Association of Western Australia. In a tripartite agreement with the Unions and the State Government in 1999 PPISTC consolidated and became the Plumbing and Painting Training Company trading as MPA Skills. In 1998 the arrival of the User Choice federal initiative allowed MPA Skills to grow.

In 1993 MPA Skills constructed a multipurpose workshop to assist with simulated training.

Further in 1993 MPA Skills opened its Bayswater Campus in Durham Road, Bayswater where the majority of plumbing training is conducted. The Bayswater campus underwent some major renovations and improvements and was officially opened in May 2010.

In December 2011 much of the Administration of MPA Skills moved to its new head office in East Victoria Park, creating more space for new facilities at the Maylands campus that are now up and running.

During 2012 MPA Skills opened its south of the river campus at Jandakot where plumbing & painting training is conducted.
Since opening, MPA Skills has achieved unprecedented success and is now one of the largest, private industry training provider organization in Australia with a broad based, dynamic curriculum, a history of over 20,000 students and an enviable reputation for innovative excellence.