Our Role in Social Sustainability

Our Role in Social Sustainability

At Master Builder’s we take social sustainability seriously. We are committed to an industry that is inclusive, diverse, and supportive and are actively engaged in providing a wide range of opportunities for our local community. Social sustainability is built into everything we do in education and apprenticeships. It’s what we know and what we have been doing for many years. It is one of the many reasons we are the leading voice in our industry.

Increasingly, we see many of our clients required to meet social sustainability criteria as part of contractual obligations for building projects in greater Sydney and regional NSW. At Master Builders, we have the skills and expertise to help your business meet these contractual obligations. And we make it straightforward for you.

We are proud of our record in diversity and inclusion. In 2022, 7.5% of Master Builders Apprentices identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander – a record figure for our Industry’s participation. Master Builders has strong community relationships with organisations in western Sydney to help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reach their full potential with access to life-long learning.

Master Builders is proud to support more women in construction than ever before. Of all Master Builders Carpentry apprentices, 7.8% are female. This is more than double the industry NSW average of 2% and reinforces our commitment to gender diversity. We have valuable resources to assist women in construction including mentoring with a dedicated field officer support program. And our pre-apprenticeship programs have significantly contributed to helping females start an apprenticeship.

The average age of a Master Builder’s apprentice is 24.7 years, which cements our reputation as a training organisation that seeks to support people in all stages of their career path. More than 50.7% of Master Builders apprentices in 2022 commenced as adults. We can help you provide a workforce that is diverse and inclusive connecting local people with local jobs.

The construction industry has been identified as one of the state’s priority industry growth areas. Master Builders is a NSW Government Smart and Skilled training provider contracted to deliver fee-free courses. We can help you find out if you are eligible for a subsidised place in Certificate III, Certificate IV, and Diploma level qualifications. We offer online Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and flexible online learning solutions with support from our industry expert trainers.

We are proud of our record to date and committed to helping businesses such as yours to achieve your diversity and social sustainability goals. It is why we are the leading education and apprenticeship services provider in building and construction.

Find out how Master Builders can partner with your business to support local opportunities for delivering on your building projects.

For more information visit www.mbaapprenticeship.com.au
Call Master Builders Education and Apprenticeships on 8586 3588.

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This document outlines the direct debit arrangements between Master Builders Association of NSW Pty Ltd, ABN 11 074 397 532 (MBANSW) and you.

MBANSW is the registered Group Training Organisation and Apprenticeship Services arm of Master Builders Association of New South Wales, ABN 96 550 042 906 (Master Builders)

“You”, “your” and “Training Employer” refer to you, your company and business nominated in the table below.

This document outlines the direct debit arrangements between MBANSW and you.

Direct Debit Terms and Conditions

  • Your nominated account or credit card will be debited weekly for hosting a MBAS or MBAS+ apprentice or trainee.
  • The first debit to your account will occur within 7 working days of the MBAS or MBAS+ apprentice or trainee commencing their placement with your business.
  • If an invoice payment is due on a non-business day, it will be debited from your account on the following business day.
  • Training Employer account information held by MBANSW will be kept confidential. Please note that some information is provided to the MBANSW financial institution to initiate the debit to your nominated account.
  • MBANSW will give you a minimum of 14 days’ notice in writing of changes to these Terms and Conditions.
  • If you wish to make changes to this arrangement, please contact MBANSW on (02) 8586 3533.

Your responsibility in this arrangement

  • Ensure that your nominated account can accept direct debits (your financial institution can confirm this).
  • Ensure there are sufficient cleared funds in the nominated account on the drawing date.
  • Advise MBANSW in writing if the nominated account is transferred or closed.


Please note that if your payment is dishonoured by your financial institution, a re-draw will take place within 7 days.

Any transaction fees payable by MBANSW in respect to a dishonoured payment will be added to your account.

Enquiries

Please direct all enquiries to MBAS (02) 8586 3533 or apprenticeship@mbansw.asn.au;

Please include your phone and email address.

I/We authorise MBANSW to arrange for funds to be debited from my/our nominated account at the financial institution identified below.

This authority to direct debit will remain in place in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.