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About MPA Skills

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MPA Skills provides 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.

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.

We have custom designed facilities at Maylands and Jandakot.

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.

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

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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.

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.