Training by Industry for Industry

Training doesn't finish with trade school. The plumbing trade is at the forefront of facing the challenges of reducing greenhouse gases and saving water and energy.  High quality industry-based training will encourage plumbers to stay in our Industry by offering the flexibility of being able to train for a variety of roles, and expanding the employment opportunities of those that have taken up the training.

Introducing PICAC Glenwood

The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) is an industry-owned training provider.

PICAC Glenwood is the latest addition to the training facilities that PICAC operates in VIC, QLD and now NSW.

As of 2020, a training levy is collected as part of all plumbing and sprinkler fitting EBA’s. This means that PPTEU members can access high-quality, current, industry-led training at little or no-cost. 

Keep your skills up to date or learn new skills to improve your job prospects.

PICAC Glenwood Campus


Three Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) deliver training at PICAC Glenwood.

Fire Industry Training (FiT) delivers fire protection apprenticeship training. We encourage all fire protection companies to nominate FiT as your apprentice training provider on your Training Plan Proposals.

Fire Industry Training is an industry-owned organisation that is committed to fire protection and dedicated to quality training.

Established in 2008 FiT quickly established itself as the pre-eminent provider of fire protection training in Australia.

FiT delivers a range of industry-specific training at our centre of excellence in New South Wales as well as centres in Victoria and Queensland, where we consistently strive to improve and to fulfil our objective of delivering quality, industry-focused training that benefits all stakeholders. Our success sees us as the preferred provider of apprentice training in NSW.

The Service Trades College (STC) currently delivers medical gas training at PICAC Glenwood and will deliver plumbing apprenticeship training and Certificate IV from 2021.

CEPUTEC delivers Nationally Accredited Training and other specialised training focused on occupational health and safety, construction industry training, first aid and plant and equipment training and welding.

CEPUTEC primarily delivers training at Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC). There are five PICAC campuses, three in Victoria at Brunswick, Geelong and Narre Warren, one in New South Wales at Glenwood and one in Queensland at Beenleigh. 

CEPUTEC also delivers training at worksites by request and remotely.

The CEPUTEC website puts enrolment, course information and support at your fingertips – simply select and go!

For more information please email nsw (at) or by calling 1300 222 727 or talk to your PPTEU rep.

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