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Head Office

A: 125 - 175 Patullos Lane, Somerton, Vic, 3062

P: + 61 3 9217 3110

F: + 61 3 9905 3963

E: customerservice@steelmains.com


Rodney Glocer

P: +61 3 9217 3170

M: +61 418 384 109

E: rodney.glocer@steelmains.com

Queensland / Northern Territory / NSW-Northern

Greg Kennedy

P: +61 734355506

M: +61 428 818 436

E: greg.kennedy@steelmains.com

South Australia/ Western Australia

Reg Williamson

P: +61 8 9437 8207

M: +61 419 533 798

E: reg.williamson@steelmains.com

Victoria / Tasmania / ACT

/ NSW-Southern / New Zealand

Joe El Zein

P: +61 3 9217 3111

M: +61 400 847 587

E: joe.elzein@steelmains.com

New South Wales

Carl Mackaway

P: +61 484 193 196

M: +61 484 193 196

E: carl.mackaway@steelmains.com


Extensive research has shown that by following proper installation procedures, Steel Mains Sintakote Steel Pipeline Systems can readily achieve operational lifetimes of over 100 years. Steel Mains and its predecessors have promoted quality pipeline installation through its installation program. This program provides training in the installation of steel pipe and accreditation to competent pipeline laying personnel. Most Australian water authorities now regard this as a mandatory competency requirement.


Steel Mains is a registered training organisation (RTO No. Code 90669) offering courses in the Unit of Competency:


NWPNET031: Construct and Install Water Distribution Assets

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for field and operational staff with responsibility for ensuring that water distribution assets are constructed and installed in a safe and timely manner.




To provide pipe layers with a sound basis of efficient and competent methods of installation and reinstatement of steel pipelines to relevant manufacturers and industry standards.



  • Plan and prepare for construction & installation
  • Construct and install distribution assets, pipes and associated fittings
  • Confirm work quality
  • Finalise work

Who Should Attend

Personnel involved in the construction and pipeline industry. The program is designed for general pipe layers, leading hands and supervisors, as well as for engineering personnel in order to gain general pipeline construction & installation knowledge.


Competency Based Training

Competency training is a training approach that places emphasis on what a person can do in the workplace as a result of hands-on experience and completing a structured training program. Assessment is the process of collecting evidence during training and making a judgment on whether competency has been achieved.



Competency is assessed through:

  • Successful completion of a theoretical exercise using the steel pipe Handling and Installation Manual
  • Successful demonstration of practical understanding and application of handling and laying pipe
  • Evidence from learning activities

Course Length

  • One full day (7.30am - 4.30pm) of facilitated training including a theoretical assessment and demonstration of recommended pipe repair methods.
  • 2nd day of four (4) hours of an on-site practical assessment

Workshops may be delivered at main venues operated by Steel Mains, or at remote locations for projects.


Successful completion of the unit of competency will result in the student being assessed as Competent and will receive a Statement of Attainment: NWPNET031 – Construct and Install Water Distribution Assets.