Plumbers install, repair and maintain piping systems in all building types, regularly working on construction sites and in residential, commercial and industrial settings. Plumbers will traditionally work on systems that deal with water distribution and waste management, but with the implementation of new technology combining water and gas pipes, plumbers may also work with residential fire, irrigation and chemical systems.

There are a number of specialisations in plumbing, dependent on the on-the-job training completed with your host employer. These can include water supply, sanitary plumbing, gas fitting, roofing, drainage, or mechanical services.

This trade requires a four-year apprenticeship. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our quality host employers. In addition to on-the-job training, we will assist you with enrolment through a Registered Training Organisation to complete your certification. With MIGAS you will be fully supported throughout the duration of your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees community.

A day on the job in Plumbing

Install, repair or service a hot water system in a private residence (water supply plumbers)
Install suspended drains and waste pipes to connect and install a toilet in a new bathroom (sanitary plumbers)
Test gas fitting lines in services a heaters and hot water services (gas fitting plumbers)
Fabricate and install metal roofing, gutters and downpipes (roofing plumbers)
Clear and repair underground drains (drainage plumbers)
Install hydronic heating, ducted heating, evaporative coolers and splits (mechanical services plumbers)
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Skill Requirements for success in Plumbing Apprenticeships

  • Practical and manual work
  • Problem solving skills
  • Diagnostic ability
  • Spatial awareness
  • Working from drawings


  • Certificate III in Plumbing
  • Certificate III in Roof Plumbing
  • Certificate III in Plumbing (Mechanical Services)
  • Certificate III in Gas Fitting
  • Certificate III in Fire Protection

Available Apprenticeships

Formwork Apprenticeship

Tomago, NSW | JOB ID 5068

Continue or start your apprenticeship in the construction industry!

Concreting Traineeship

Tomago, NSW | JOB ID 5067

Kick-start your career in the construction space with this traineeship!

Civil Construction Traineeship

Bundaberg, QLD | JOB ID 5082

Build your career in civil construction with this Bridge Construction and Maintenance Traineeship.

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