Apprentice Awards and Graduation
Apprentice Awards and Graduation

A great night was had by all who attended the 2019 Awards, with a long list of nominees for each award demonstrating the skill, effort and commitment of the students within the Master Plumbers RTO and Plumbing Apprenticeships Victoria (PAV) programs.

Sneak peek behind The Block
Sneak peek behind The Block

Damian De Vincentis is the Director of beOnd Plumbing. He spoke to Matt Reynolds about what it is like working on the award-winning, reality TV program The Block.

Free health check
Free health check

Incolink, in partnership with Australian Prostate Centre, recently launched the Incolink Bus, a new initiative that delivers enhanced health checks to construction workers in Victoria and Tasmania.

Beware the next health crisis
Beware the next health crisis

It has been described as the biggest lung disease crisis since asbestos. And if you work with concrete, bricks, tiles, sandstone or granite, it’s crucial to be aware of the serious dangers of silica dust and its potential consequences, including the irrev

Demand for plumbers as educators
Demand for plumbers as educators

Brendan Gould, General Manager Training and Industry Development at Master Plumbers, says the high industry demand has resulted in exciting career-change opportunities for plumbers who want to down tools and enter the classroom to become trainers.

Pay attention to plumbing
Pay attention to plumbing

Plumbing isn’t a topic that excites most people (current readers excepted of course), but it should. Master Plumbers CEO Peter Daly explains why.

Why hydrogen could be our future
Why hydrogen could be our future

It’s 50 years since the plumbing industry was transformed by Australia’s abundant natural gas resources – a shift to hydrogen could take us to another level again, Richard Webb reports.

Fighting for positive change
Fighting for positive change

We’re advocating to improve safety standards for customers, for better homes and buildings, for a stronger, fairer building industry protecting the health and safety of the community.

CPD: Keeping up with your industry
CPD: Keeping up with your industry

Four decades ago, Gary Bath completed his plumbing apprenticeship. While this was his golden ticket, Gary, now Master Plumbers’ Chief Technical Advisor, tells us why he advocates for industry-led, continuing professional development.

New tax rules a win for ute owners
New tax rules a win for ute owners

The taxman is not known for good news. In a potential win for tradies and small businesses, the Australian Tax Office is relaxing tax rules around the private use of work utes, H&R Block Director of Tax Communications, Mark Chapman, explains.

Update on Plumbing Regulation Development
Update on Plumbing Regulation Development

Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) closed off submissions to the review of the Victorian Plumbing Regulations 2008 in August of this year, the Association has input into what will become the Regulatory Impact Statement

A Geschke in the ranks
A Geschke in the ranks

Charlotte Roseby continues our ‘Plumber at War’ series, with Master Plumber John Geschke whose grandfather, Charles Geschke, was an iron founder and ANZAC who survived the horrors of trench warfare on The Western Front.

Lyndon McDonald: Plumbing for peace
Lyndon McDonald: Plumbing for peace

Charlotte Roseby continues our ‘Plumber at War’ series, talking with Lyndon McDonald, who served as a plumber in the Army and was deployed to Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

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