Who can become a member of the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association of Western Australia?
Anybody working in the plumbing industry in WA is most likely eligible for membership including licensed plumbers, business owners, or employers with some connection to the plumbing industry.
The Association is made up of the following classes of Membership:
Metro members consist of those persons, firms, associations, joint ventures, companies and corporations, or other legal entities carrying on a bona fide plumbing, roofing, gas installation, plumbing consulting, draining and/or mechanical contracting business. The proprietor/principal/nominee must hold a license - or certificate where applicable - issued by the appropriate statutory authority.
Metro members may be admitted to the Association upon the endorsement of the Executive Committee.
Regional members of the Association will consist of those persons, firms, associations, joint ventures, companies and corporations, or other legal entities meeting the criteria for ordinary membership. The business must operate outside a 100 kilometer radius of the MPGA office in East Victoria Park.
Regional members may be admitted to the Association upon the endorsement of the Executive Committee.
Associate Members of the Association will consist of those persons, firms, associations, joint ventures, companies and corporations, or other legal entities carrying on a bona fide business actively engaged in the manufacture, distribution and/or servicing of the plumbing industry. The endorsement of the Executive Committee is required for admission as an Associate Member.
Associate members cannot hold office or exercise voting rights but will are eligible to display emblems of the Association as Associate Members.
Life members are elected at an Annual General Meeting in recognition of faithful service rendered to the Association by that member. Every nomination for the appointment of a Life member must be submitted to the Executive Committee, in writing, and accompanied by not less than three testimonials in support. Life membership will be restricted to not more than one nominee per year.
Life members enjoy privileges and rights of standard membership of the Association without payment of fees, subscriptions, dues or levies.
Any person who is an approved instructor, teacher or lecturer in plumbing, gasfitting and sheetmetal - at any secondary or tertiary training institution - may apply to the Association for Teacher Membership. Every application for Teacher Membership must include details of the qualifications held, and the establishment or establishments at which tuition is currently being given. Teaching Members may be admitted to the membership of the Association upon endorsement by the Executive Committee.
Teaching members cannot hold office or exercise voting rights.
A Retired member is a person, sole trader, nominee of a company or other legal entity, previously enrolled with the Association as an Ordinary Member, who has sold or otherwise relinquished control or has ceased to exercise control of a plumbing contracting organisation.