MPA Skills

RTO Code: 1892 | Type: Privately operated | Registered since 1997

Courses Offered

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Training Provider Summary

MPA Skills is a Group Training Organisation and Registered Training Organisation, employing over 300 plumbing & painting apprentices and providing training to over 1200 students. MPA Skills provides school based trade training in partnership with 4 secondary colleges and their feeder schools. Additionally we conduct multiple pre-apprenticeship programs annually and provide training to approximately 60% of metropolitan plumbing apprentices.

In addition to Pre-apprentice and apprenticeship training MPA Skills offer advanced training for Plumbers and Painters through the following courses:

Advanced Plumbing

  • Plumbing Contractors Licence course

  • Introduction to WA Standards

  • Backflow prevention

Advanced Gas

  • CPC32720 - Certificate III in gas fitting

    Gas Servicing

  • Gas refresher

  • Restricted gas permit Assessment

  • Restricted Plumbing Permit

Advanced Painting

  • Painters registration

  • Remove graffiti and apply protective Coatings

We have 3 campuses across the metropolitan area, with campuses at Maylands, Bayswater and Jandakot. The Group Training Organisation are the major employer of plumbing and painting apprentices in WA, with over 300 apprentices being placed with approximately 160 Host Employers

MPA Skills is the Industry specific training provider for both Master Painters & Decorators Australia and Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association of WA, offering industry relevant qualifications in both trade areas. Industry partners include the Construction Training Fund and Water Corporation, along with a number of industry sponsors.

Working with either our Group Training Organisation or many of our independent employers, MPA Skills provide skills and practical experience required for Plumbing and Painting apprentices to enter their trade with confidence.  

This Training Organisation provides:

  • Delivery and assessment services
  • Courses of study through Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
  • Recognition for prior learning.
Information is provided by the Training Provider. No warranty is given by the Commonwealth as to the accuracy or reliability of the information.


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Mr Mark Ansbro - Training Manager
PO Box 126 MAYLANDS WA 6051, Australia

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Delivery Options

This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

Face to face training

In person at our sites in Maylands, Bayswater and Jandakot training centres through block release training with a mixture of classroom delivery and practical development in our workshops. Block training enables students to focus on the particular aspect of the qualification they are working on and allows project work to be completed over the duration of the block.

Offsite training

The RTO can deliver in-person training using facilities at-or-near a client's workplace, or else in a mobile manner as part of our flexible delivery model, initially for painting apprentice training but with a view to roll into the plumbing apprenticeship training

Flexible learning

MPA Skills has developed an on-the-job delivery and assessment process that will allow employers and apprentices to identify key aspects of their trade where on-the-job delivery and assessment could occur. This allows apprentices to complete parts of their qualification without the need to attend the training facility. Primarily based around our painting apprenticeship but with a view to roll into the plumbing apprenticeships

Mixed mode training

A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as 'mixed delivery'. As a result of identifying key aspects of the trade, face to face delivery is used to meet any gaps in the overall qualification requirements.

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Our 3 campuses are conveniently accessed by road, rail & bus routes and allow for students attending from North or South of Perth.

All classrooms are air conditioned and fitted with digital projectors to cater for multiple styles of delivery and our workshops are maintained to the current regulation and industry standards.  

Student lunchrooms are provided and all campuses are close to local amenities.

Information is provided by the Training Provider. No warranty is given by the Commonwealth as to the accuracy or reliability of the information.


Services provided by MPA Skills cover every aspect of painting & plumbing from pre-apprenticeships through to the apprenticeship pathway, licencing, registration and advanced skills.

Information is provided by the Training Provider. No warranty is given by the Commonwealth as to the accuracy or reliability of the information.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

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Subsidised Training

State and Territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students. This Training Provider is approved to deliver subsidised training in the following highlighted states and territories. Click on a state or territory below, or contact the Training Provider, for more information.

VET Student Loans

This RTO does not currently offer VET Student Loans for any approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. Compulsory repayment threshold information is available on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

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