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How to Become a Plumber in Brisbane

Do you want to become a plumber in Brisbane? Maybe you are moving to the Sunshine State and want to find out more about employment? Becoming a plumber in Brisbane can be a rewarding trade, both financially and in terms of job satisfaction. So what are you waiting for? Let Metropolitan Plumbing tell you everything you need to know.

Where Do I Start?

An apprenticeship is the first place to start if you’re not already licensed. You will want to find a licensed plumbing practitioner where you can do your apprenticeship and this is the most important part. During this process, you will also need to obtain a White Card. Holding a valid White Card means that you have completed the general construction induction training course. In Brisbane and Australia as a whole, plumbing apprenticeships are completed over four years. This includes the practical learning side and the theory which is completed at a trade school. At the end of your apprenticeship, you will receive a Certificate III in Plumbing and/or Gas Fitting.

Once you are qualified, you will benefit from the ability to work for yourself, receive financial gain and the benefit of no day ever being the same! Of course, there are downsides, but the positives far outway the negatives.

What are the Plumbing Job Prospects in Brisbane?

In the last five years, the number of people working as a plumber in Australia grew significantly. And those numbers are expected to continue to grow. It is estimated that almost 6,000 plumbing jobs will arise each year, for the next five years. So now is a great time to get into the industry! Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from workers leaving.

Other factors like construction booms will also generate a big demand for plumbers. Even a pandemic won’t stop a plumber from working! Plumbers are an essential service, so it doesn’t matter how tough the economic times are, there will always be job prospects for plumbers. Once you have experience in the industry, you can think about joining our Brisbane plumbers team.

Want to Move to Brisbane to Become a Plumber?

Brisbane is a fantastic destination for migrants because of the lifestyle, humid climate and job prospects. They don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing! If you are thinking about moving to Brisbane to become a plumber you need to consider a few things first.

Before a migrant plumber can legally work, they must prove that they have the required skills as outlined in Certificate III. You must complete a skills assessment through Trades Recognition Australia. Once you have successfully completed the assessment, a restricted registration is usually granted. This allows you to work under supervision whilst completing Australian context gap training.

Please note: the information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute professional advice.


Published: 14 Aug, 2020

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