In September 2019, PICAC opened the doors to its newest campus, in Beenleigh, Queensland. PICAC Beenleigh has been designed to deliver world-class training in the trade sectors of sanitary plumbing, fire protection and mechanical services (HVAC).
The facility accommodates 400 – 500 fire protection and plumbing apprentices, 100 mechanical services or HVAC apprentices and 100 pre-apprenticeship trainees.
In August 2020, the QLD State Government awarded PICAC $20 million in funding towards the construction of a comprehensive Queensland Apprenticeships Centre. The Centre will have a particular focus on the development of training in renewable hydrogen.
The Centre is under construction and is being built by apprentices for apprentices. The centre will accommodate a further 200 training places following completion.
– In ground drainage and trench shoring training sand pit
– Three level training tower simulating three high rise building levels
– Plumbing and Mechanical Services training facilities
– 14 stationed valve room with various valve types for service, test and maintain training
– Purpose built fire protection training bays
– Gaseous fire suppression systems training room
– Functional electronic and diesel pumps installation for maintenance and live testing training
– Functional control indication panels and warning alarm training area
– Advanced welding facilities
– Safety and High Risk Licence training areas for forklift, EWP under/ over 11m, working at heights and on roofs, and boom lift)
Learn more about the Queensland Apprenticeships Centre currently under construction at PICAC Beenleigh.
The Centre is being designed with a strong focus on hydrogen gas training and will allow for a further 200 training places at Beenleigh.