Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC), BeenleighMaintaining a future for apprenticeships

From construction through to our service and maintenance contract, VAE have been proudly involved with the PICAC (Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre) building in Beenleigh. The centre is designed to deliver world-class training in the trade sectors of sanitary plumbing, fire protection and mechanical services (HVAC)

The centre focuses on the development of training in renewable hydrogen for the next generation of tradespersons in Queensland.

The facility accommodates 400 – 500 fire protection and plumbing apprentices, 100 mechanical services or HVAC apprentices and 100 pre-apprenticeship trainees.

Initially VAE were engaged to undertake the mechanical services on the new Beenleigh facility, and we are now providing the on-going Service and Maintenance for the HVAC in the facility.

The state-of-the-art facilities includes:

  • In ground drainage and trench shoring training sand pit
  • Three level training tower simulating three high rise building levels
  • Plumbing and Mechanical Services training facilities
  • 14 stationed valve room with various valve types for service, test and maintain training
  • Purpose built fire protection training bays
  • Gaseous fire suppression systems training room
  • Functional electronic and diesel pumps installation for maintenance and live testing training
  • Functional control indication panels and warning alarm training area
  • Advanced welding facilities
  • Safety and High Risk Licence training areas for forklift, EWP under/ over 11m, working at heights and on roofs, and boom lift

VAE currently have 22 apprentices working throughout our branches in Queensland, and we look forward to a long-term relationship with PICAC helping to maintain the future for all apprentices.