The Land and Housing Corporation Apprenticeship Program is a new program announced by the NSW Government on 14 November 2020 to generate jobs that include skills development to support economic recovery from COVID-19, bushfires and drought.

The Program aims to generate jobs, and where possible, links to social housing property management and construction projects.

The overall funding is provided as part of the NSW Government’s stimulus investment of $80M over four years.

Master Builders Association of NSW Pty Ltd (Master Builders) will be delivering a portion of this Program, called LAHC Apprenticeship Program.


Train an MBA apprentice or trainee

Master Builders Association of NSW is proud to be delivering this unprecedented Program. We are excited to work alongside NSW Government Land and Housing Corporation and with our Training Employers to deliver apprenticeship commencement and completion success stories during the 3-year Program. This is an amazing opportunity to create a legacy for our industry.

Because this Program is so generous and provides unparalleled levels of incentive, the terms and conditions for engagement are stringent and will be strictly applied.

This Program applies to new apprentices commencing an apprenticeship.

There is a maximum of two apprentices/trainees per Training Employer.

Program funding per apprentice is capped at $9,000 (incl. GST) per quarter, for a maximum of three years ($36,000 per year incl. GST). This incentive is applied to the base hours, also referred to as normal or ordinary hours of work. The reduced invoice rate can only be claimed for the base hours worked per week – up to 38 hours.

If you are not commencing a new apprentice in the Program during the initial intake period of February to December 2021,
you will receive the incentive based on the remaining incentive
for your apprentice.

To register your interest, please review the qualification requirements and complete the registration form below.

For questions or further information, please contact the Master Builders Apprenticeship Services Team:

[email protected]
02 8586 3533
0423 025 380

How to Qualify for the Program

To register interest and participate, Training Employers need to qualify to be a part of the Program. To qualify as a Training Employer with Master Builders and participate in the LAHC Apprenticeship Program, you must meet the following requirements:

Have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN), whether you’re a sole trader, business or company

  • Be qualified or employ a person who holds a qualification equal to or greater than the apprenticeship or traineeship position

  • Work in the residential sector of the NSW building and construction industry, as defined by the NSW Home Building Act 1989

  • Provide a placement of no less than six calendar months

  • Meet the Master Builders Minimum Safety Standard requirements

Additional terms and conditions apply. Once you have met these requirements, you may be offered an apprentice within this Program.

For full terms and conditions of the LAHC Apprenticeship Program, please register your interest via the form below.

Please note that all other Master Builders Apprenticeship Services Terms and Conditions apply to hosting an apprentice in this Program.

Apprentice Information

I want to become an MBA apprentice or trainee

Interested in becoming an Apprentice or Trainee? Great! This Program will provide you with the first important steps in beginning your career, including training and employment.

To participate, you will be committed to the completion of your apprenticeship or traineeship in order to be offered a position within this program.

You will be rewarded for your commitment and receive a $500 visa card every 3 months!

Inclusion in this Program is at the discretion of Master Builders Apprenticeship Services. To register your interest in participating, please ensure you review all the information, the Program Terms and Conditions outlined in the Apprentice Commitment Contract, and complete the registration form below.

To qualify for this program, you must meet the target priority group for candidates. Priority is given to applicants who:

  • have completed the pre-apprenticeship course;

  • are adults (aged 21 years and over);

  • are women;

  • are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;

  • are social housing clients (tenants, those receiving private rental assistance and crisis/support accommodation); or

  • are people with a disability.

For full terms & conditions of the Program, please review the Apprentice Commitment Contract.

For questions or further information, contact Master Builders Apprenticeship Services:

[email protected]
02 8586 3533

Apprentice Commitment Contract

Qualifications Available

Apprentices and Trainees will be employed in an apprenticeship or traineeship contract, including, but not limited to, the trades associated with the following qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Carpentry

  • Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

  • Certificate III in Plumbing

  • Certificate III in Tiling

  • Certificate III in Solid Plastering

  • Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

  • Certificate III Timber Frame and Truss Manufacture (2-year traineeship)

  • Certificate IV Timber Truss and Frame Design (2-year traineeship)

  • Certificate IV Building and Construction (2-year traineeship)

Aboriginal Apprentices

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant or apprentice, we have a range of resources and support programs available for you. 

Adult Apprenticeship Commencement Program

Master Builders offers a specialised, accelerated training and employment program for adult apprentices, run several times a year on a demands basis.

The structure of this innovative Program innovative means a carpentry apprenticeship can be completed in a minimum of 24 months!

Most of our Adult Apprenticeship Program participants complete their apprenticeship between 2 and 3 years.

If you’re over 21 years of age and seeking to start a new, rewarding career, visit the Adult Apprenticeship Commencement Program course page to register your interest and find out more.