TAPS (Trainee & Apprentice Placement Service Inc.) is an independent Plumbing and Roofing Industry Group Training Organisation. We employ, monitor, train and supply Quality Endorsed Apprentices to Host Employers under a flexible work arrangement.


Why we started

Established in 1997 by the Industry our main objective was to reverse the trend of falling numbers of Apprentices and Trainees in the Plumbing and Roofing Industries. We are dedicated to creating and filling jobs in the plumbing and roofing industries, we help employers find and keep the right apprentice.

Our Growth

TAPS currently employ over 330 Quality Endorsed Apprentices who are hosted across more than 100 Host Employers in the Plumbing and Roofing Industries.

We provide excellent service to both the Host Employer and the Apprentice. This has seen TAPS grow to be the market leading Group Training Organisation for the Plumbing and Roofing Industries in South Australia and the Northern Territory. As we grow, we’re able to find and train more Australian Apprentices to assist businesses across SA and the NT.

Our Purpose

TAPS is a Not-For-Profit Organisation so we can keep costs to a minimum and keep every dollar in the roofing and plumbing industries, to constantly raise the quantity and quality of our Apprentices. TAPS was created out of the need for better Australian Apprentices and provides an essential service to continually advance the Plumbing and Roofing Industry standards.

What is a Group Training Organisation (GTO)?

The role of a Group Training Organisation, is to employ, monitor and supply Apprentices to potential Host Employers. Group Training is an easy and cost effective alternative for employing Australian Apprentices within your business. Call us today to find your next Apprentice!
TAPS SA Plumbing Apprentices Group Training


To provide quality training services, that deliver skilled Plumbing, Roofing and Gas Fitting Apprentices/ Trainees to satisfy current and future Industry needs.

The key features supporting the mission include:

  • Supporting a vibrant and sustainable Plumbing, Roofing and Gas Fitting Industry
  • Helping and nurturing Apprentices to grow and prosper
  • Supporting and encouraging Host Employers within the Industry to provide practical on the job experience and ongoing employment opportunities


“To be the Leaders in Group Training, adding value to the Plumbing, Roofing and Gas Fitting Industries by supporting Apprentices and Trainees to acquire quality skills and employment”


  • Nurturing and helping
  • Well-being and safety
  • Collaboration and openness
  • Challenging to achieve excellence
  • Integrity and respect

Our Guarantee

TAPS is committed to providing Quality Endorsed Apprentices to the plumbing, roofing and gas fitting industries through quality training methods and employer support services.

TAPS is dedicated to the highest standards of operation, we offer the TAPS Guarantee for all Host Employers and Apprentices.

For Host Employers

  • TAPS Quality Endorsed Apprentices
  • Hassle free process with less paperwork and more flexibility
  • Plumbing, roofing and gas fitting industry specialists
  • Not-for-Profit ensuring money remains in the plumbing, roofing and gas fitting industries
  • Dedicated to exceeding industry safety and quality standards

For Apprentices

  • A secure 4 year Apprenticeship
  • Industry recognition
  • The best monitoring, support and mentoring in the industry
  • Broadness of skill development
  • Dedicated to exceeding industry safety standards


Apprentices & Trainees
Completed Apprentices & Trainees