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Morwell office opens Monday, 18 March
The new Morwell office will be in operation as of Monday, 18 March. This replaces the Sale office, which has now closed.
The details for the Morwell office are:
- Phone number: 1300 815 127
- Fax: 9618 9049
- Street address: 3 Church Street, Morwell 3840
- Postal address: PO Box 119, Morwell 3840
The Morwell office opening hours are:
Monday to Friday: 10am - 2pm
Plumbing Practitioners recognised for training commitment
The annual Plumbing Industry Training Awards (PITAs) were held last night (Thursday, 14 March 2013) to recognise individuals and companies in the Victorian plumbing industry for their commitment to ongoing training. Find out more about the winners here.
Business as usual
On 29 November 2012, the Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, announced plans to reform oversight of Victoria's building industry regulation, with the establishment of a new Victorian Building Authority, which will have responsibility for setting and enforcing building industry regulation. The functions of the Plumbing Industry Commission, Building Commission and Architects Registration Board of Victoria will be absorbed into the proposed new Authority, with the industry consulted on the proposed changes prior to legislation being introduced to Parliament in 2013. Until the legislation is passed by the Parliament and the new arrangements are in place, the Plumbing Industry Commission will continue to operate as normal.Subscribe to news highlights | Subscribe to news
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The Plumbing Industry Commission (PIC) gazetted on 1 November 2012 an updated list of approved competency units required to be contained in a Certificate II course or higher course relating to a class of plumbing work.
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The Plumbing Regulations 2008 have been amended, with a range of changes commencing 19 October 2012. Changes to solar water heater requirements and updated reference to "AS/NZS 4234: 2008 Heated water systems - Calculation of energy consumption"; due to commence on 19 April 2013.
The COAG National Licensing Taskforce has released consultation drafts of legislation for reforming occupational licensing in the electrical, plumbing and gasfitting, property and refrigeration and air-conditioning occupations.
The 2011-12 Plumbing Industry Commission Annual Report can now be downloaded from the PIC website.
Consultation Regulation Impact Statements for Plumbing and Gasfitting and Refrigeration and Air-conditioning released
Melbourne information sessions on the RISs are scheduled for the 11 September at the Novotel on Collins.