Become a Host


The Master Plumbers Group Training Scheme was formed in 2006, under our previous name of 'PIA Group Training' and is a simple and cost effective option for Plumbing businesses allowing them to run their business effectively, without the paperwork and human resource management associated with employing an Apprentice directly.

We are the legal employer of the Apprentice, and Group Training allows you to 'lease' an Apprentice at a cost which includes Base Wage award allowances plus oncosts. We receive subsidies to reduce overhead costs and these are passed onto the host employer.

We look after everything!

Master Plumbers GTS will manage the selection, recruitment, interviews at your premises or ours, signing of Contracts of Training, Training Plan and registration for training at theTrade School of your choice. We also take care of all paperwork associated with apprentice registration, including Office of Consumer and Business Affairs and CITB, induction, safety checks, inclusion in WorkCover, Superannuation and Long Service Leave registration.


Services we provide

We identify the specific needs of individual host employers and provides a service that best fits that need.

Jointly, we establish requirements such as the type of plumbing service provided by the host employer, attributes required of apprentices, year level of apprentice, duration of placement and on-job rotational requirements.
The minimum placement period is 90 days unless an alternative arrangement is negotiated.


Selection & Recruitment

All Master Plumbers GTS candidates undergo a rigorous selection process conducted by a panel of experienced and qualified trainers and plumbing professionals, and includes assessment in:

- Basic understanding of the plumbing trade
- Geometry mathematics
- English language
- Safety
- Problem solving
- Spatial reasoning
- Drawing and design


Interview Process

We understand that academic aptitude is not necessarily the only and most important attribute for an apprentice.

Our interview process also targets attitude, work ethic, character, emotional maturity, enthusiasm  and understanding of basic safety principles and communication skills.


Flexibility in the duration of placement
All paperwork managed by Master Plumbers GTS
Our Apprentices become Members of Master Plumbers Association of SA Inc.
Our Apprentices have the opportunity to attend various Training courses
Our Apprentices will undergo Master Plumbers Safety Induction & Whitecard training


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To view our current available Apprentices, please click here.


If you would like more information or would like to take on a Master Plumbers GTS Apprentice, please contact us on Ph: 8292 4000 or you can email us at