The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) is a unique industry led organisation. PICAC is a partnership supported by the Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union (PPTEU), Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia (MPMSAA), Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ), National Fire Industry Association of Australia (NFIA) and the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA).
PICAC was formed in 2009 at the height of the millennium drought in Australia. The first PICAC training facility opened in Brunswick, Victoria in April 2009, with the primary purpose to provide courses in Green Plumbing, in order to address the skills shortage in sustainable plumbing within the industry at the time.
Since then, PICAC has evolved and now offers courses supporting the entire career life-cycle of plumbing ranging from pre-apprenticeship and Certificate III apprenticeship courses (Plumbing and Sprinkler Fitting), through to a range of Certificate IV and post-trade courses plus construction industry safety and OHS courses. Through this evolution and expansion, PICAC has become the premier ‘Centre of Excellence’ in training for the industry.
PICAC has now expanded nationally with five campuses around Australia. There are three facilities in Victoria, one in New South Wales and one in Queensland.
To learn about each of the PICAC’s campuses go to the tab “PICAC Campuses”.