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One registration class or two?

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

The Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers Board is consulting again on whether to have one or two registration classes.

Last July, we asked Master Plumbers members if they wanted to see the two distinct Tradesman and Certifying registration classes retained in the new apprentice qualifications. Our survey showed 97% support for keeping both.

The PGDB is again seeking feedback on this matter, and we are encouraging our members to confirm their views. Have your say by 20 April at

"Having two registration levels gives businesses the flexibility to employ tradespeople at different stages in their career," says Master Plumbers CEO Greg Wallace. "It also gives apprentices and tradespeople time to decide when and if they wish to further their education."

"Our industry already faces significant challenges attracting apprentices," says Master Plumbers Chairman Craig Foley. "Master Plumbers believe retaining two licences is the best solution to take the industry forward. We also believe the PGDB should be reviewing the amount of restricted work a registered Tradesman can complete without supervision."

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