MPA Skills training

MPA Skills is Western Australia’s first industry-based training centre working with and for the Building and Construction Industry.

We offer training courses in three industry groups: Plumbing, Gasfitting and Painting.

MPA Skills provides, amongst other things:

  • Pre-vocational programs
  • Pre-apprenticeship programs
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • License and registration courses
  • Fully accredited post trade training programs
  • Business management training
  • Operations training

History of MPA Skills Training

To understand our vision for the future, it’s helpful to understand where we’ve been.

  • 1993 – Plumbing and Painting Industry Skills and Technology Company, Inc. (PPISTC) is established.
  • 1998 – User Choice federal initiative promotes growth
  • 1999 – PPISTC becomes Plumbing and Painting Training Company, trading as MPA Skills, in a tripartite agreement with the unions and state government.


  • 1993 – Opening of the Bayswater Campus in Durham Road, Bayswater, a multi-purpose workshop to assist with simulated training.
  • 2010 – Reopening of Bayswater Campus after major renovations and improvements.
  • 2013 - Opening of Jandakot Campus

MPA Skills enjoys unprecedented success. We are one of the largest private industry training provider organisations in Australia. We boast a broad-based, dynamic curriculum, an enviable reputation for excellence and a history of over 17,000 students. You can read more about our program at the MPA Skills website.