Premier opens world-class plumbing training centre in Beenleigh
As of 19 May 2020 the Queensland Government has committed a further $20 million towards the construction of our Queensland Apprenticeships Centre in renewable hydrogen at Beenleigh.
Stage 1 of the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) Beenleigh has opened for training. PICAC Beenleigh is a Services Trades Training College, born from industry, owned by industry and run for the industry. The $12 million Beenleigh training facility will equip up to 700 apprentices with skills needed to secure jobs in plumbing, fire protection and mechanical services industries.
Opening the centre, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) would help deliver superior training to apprentices in high demand industries. Macalister MP Melissa McMahon said the new facility had the ability to transform the lives of young people growing up in the region.
“The PICAC Beenleigh Training Centre will support the training of 400 to 500 fire protection and plumbing apprentices, 100 mechanical services or heating ventilation and airconditioning apprentices and 100 pre-apprenticeship
PICAC will also deliver accreditation for new mechanical services licensing requirements which come into effect on 1 January 2020. The new licensing requirements will ensure people installing medical gas and commercial air-conditioning systems are appropriately qualified and regulated.