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Industry Partners

The Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union fosters mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, organisations and the community that power innovation and helps support our members.

Hall Payne

Hall Payne Lawyers is an Australian law firm with offices in Brisbane, Ipswich, Rockhampton, Sydney, Darwin and Hobart. They are known for giving expert advice on a range of legal issues to individuals.

For over 3 decades Hall Payne have been there for everyday Australians after work accidents or other injury situations, for unions fighting to protect member rights, and for families going through change or upheaval.

They get great outcomes for members in a cost-effective, timely and straightforward manner.

Their impressive track record of helping Australians from all walks of life has seen them become one of Australia’s most well-respected plaintiff law firms.


MATES is an integrated industry intervention program that:

• Raises awareness of suicide as a preventable problem

• Builds stronger and more resilient workers

• Connects workers to the best available help and support

• Partners with researchers to inform industry around best mental health practice

MATES offer a support line and case management to workers who need help and support.

Finally, MATES partner with researchers to inform the industry to affect positive change. 

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BERT Training Fund

BERT Training Fund (BTF) is a joint union and Employer initiative which provides members of the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) with funding and assistance to improve their skills.


The Fund, which was previously known as Queensland Construction Training Fund was established in 1991 to enable the industry to take responsibility for the funding of its training needs.

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Fire Industry Training (FiT) is an industry-owned organisation, committed to fire protection and dedicated to quality training.

Formed in 2008 FiT quickly established itself as the pre-eminent provider of fire protection training in Australia.
FiT delivers a range of industry-specific training at centres of excellence, where FiT consistently strive to improve and to fulfil their objective of delivering quality, industry-focussed training which benefits all stakeholders. FiT is the preferred provider of apprentice training for all states.

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The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) is a unique industry-led organisation. PICAC is a partnership supported by the Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union (PPTEU), Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia (MPMSAA), Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ), National Fire Industry Association of Australia (NFIA) and the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA).

The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC)

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STQ works hard in the areas of attracting, developing and retaining members of the Queensland construction workforce. This is achieved through the delivery of a number of successful programs and strategies, including mentoring (currently higher than 90% apprenticeship completion rate), and supporting training facilitation (placing of 6,500 positions).

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Construction Skills Qld

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

CSQ can help you connect with the skills and training you need. They know how important it is to invest in your skills, so it’s their mission to make it easier for you by:

- Funding your training costs

- Connecting you with RTOs

- Providing industry research and information

With state-of-the-art training facilities at two campuses in Brisbane – Beenleigh and Brendale – the College is a leader in the design and delivery of contemporary training that meets the specific needs of the building and construction industry.

All training is designed and delivered in partnership with industry and each year the College continues to raise the bar on skills development.

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CEPUTEC is a training organisation dedicated to supporting Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union members.


n addition to the training provided by CEPUTEC, details of courses from a range of organisations are also available to enable plumbers' access to quality training in their chosen areas of specialisation.




If you’re looking for a super fund that puts its members first, BUSSQ is the fund for you.

Built for workers in and around the building, construction and civil industries, their goal is to help your finances to work as hard as you do, to secure your future.


With a 35 year history of providing strong long term returns and personalised customer service with competitive fees, to make the difficult easy for you, so you can be you with BUSSQ.

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Simply Finance & Automotive

Best price guarantee on all new cars*

Simply Automotive is here to provide valued Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employee Union members with an exclusive offer: a Best Price Guarantee on all new cars*. 


When you're looking for that perfect vehicle, you can trust Simply Finance & Automotive to deliver competitive prices and tailored advice. Their dedicated personal consultants will work closely with you, ensuring you get the best deal possible. Plus, their expert team offers fast, great-value, and personalised solutions, making the car buying process effortless.  Ready to buy a new car? Request a quote today.

*see website for terms and conditions.


Car loans made for members

As part of your PPTEU membership, you can benefit from group buying power for discounted repayment rates on your Simply Finance loan.  With access to 60+ Australian lenders, Simply secure the finest financing options for you, tailoring them to your specific needs. Apply anytime, anywhere, and enjoy no-obligation pre-approval. 


Choose Simply Finance & Automotive as your trusted partner to make your dreams more attainable and affordable.  Find out more today.

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Construction Income Protection - CIP commenced on 1st of March 2001 to provide income protection and portability of sick leave benefits for workers in the building and construction industry within Queensland and Northern Territory.


The Fund has the support of the building unions and the builder's party to its development. The benefits payable by the Fund provide building workers an income whilst off work due to long-term illness or injury for up to 104 weeks. It also allows workers to utilise untaken sick leave that previously was forfeited when the employee left employment.  

Union Shopper

Union Shopper is a 100% union-owned organisation that provides members and their families with great deals and benefits on a large range of products and services.

Union Shopper has been around for over 35 years, so they know what they're doing!


They know that every dollar counts, and use the united bargaining power of our large membership numbers to secure the best possible savings for members.



The Building Employees Redundancy Trust was established in 1989 to provide redundancy payments and benefits to its members and training grants for employees in the Queensland and now also covers the Northern Territory building and construction industry.

The BERT Fund has the full support of the major employer associations and employee unions operating in the Queensland building and construction industry. The benefits paid from the Fund help provide members and their families with financial assistance in the event of ceasing employment because of redundancy or relief from financial burdens.

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