Commencement Date

This is the date of your commencement – the first day on site or within a Host Employer paid Induction Program. This is the date that appears on your Training Contract as the start of your apprenticeship and needs to be the same day you are employed as an apprentice

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11 February 2022 Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) updated their advice regarding what constitutes being ‘up to date’ with regards to COVID-19 vaccines. Under the new advice, a person is ‘up to date’ if they have completed all the doses recommended for their age and individual health needs.

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Master Builders Apprentice and Trainee PPE Kit Contents

Each Master Builders Apprentice and Trainee receives a full Personal Protective Kit (PPE) upon commencement. The kit contains the following items; Backpack – Blue, black and grey,  MBAS logo x 1 Hart Hard – white, MBAS logo x 1 Safety Glasses – Australian Standard, foam cushion around eyepiece, securable string

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Astute Apprentice & Trainee Mini Guide

Astute Payroll has prepared an Apprentice & Trainee Mini User Guide for all Astute Approvers. Master Builders Apprenticeship Services will be creating separate resource pages for some of the more common questions raised, however we wanted to ensure you have access to the full guide. Please see attached

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Special Offers & Incentives (MBAS+)

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement (BAC) and Completling Apprenticeship Commencement (CAC) To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all eligible employers who engage a new Australian Apprentice. Find out more about Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement and Completing Apprenticeship Commencement via the include PDF

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Special Offers & Incentives (MBAS)

Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System From 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024, the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System will provide broad support to the economy through wage subsidies for eligible employers in priority occupations. Priority occupations are those listed on the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List. A Hiring Incentive will also be available for

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MBA Adult Apprenticeship Program

Are you over 21? Do you want to kick start your career in building and construction with a carpentry apprenticeship? You’ve come to the right place. Course Overview You can start your apprenticeship with just three simple steps: Step 1 Complete the two-week commencement training program. You will: Learn basic

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MBA Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Master Builders Pre-Apprenticeship Program is the first step you should be taking. Master Builders have created a program with a holistic approach preparing you to become the best quality 1st-year carpentry apprentice. 3 week Pre Apprenticeship Course Dates: (1) Pre Apprenticeship Carpentry Program  – Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 23

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National Standards for GTO’s

In NSW, GTOs may be registered under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act (2001). To be registered in NSW, a GTO must demonstrate that their organisation is compliant with the National Standards for Group Training Organisations. These Standards are designed to ensure that registered GTOs are able to provide nationally consistent, high quality services.

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What is a Group Training Organisation (GTO)?

A group training organisation (GTO) is an organisation that employs apprentices and trainees, and then places them with a host employer who they work for whilst receiving on-the-job training for their apprenticeship or traineeship. These organisations may be registered or un-registered group training organisations, which operate for profit, or not-for-profit.  

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School Leaver Apprenticeship Program

Thank you for your interest in our Master Builders Programs. By filling out this online form a Master Builders recruitment team member will respond within 48 hours.

Register Your Interest to Offer Work Experience Opportunities

Type of Work(Required)
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Do you Currently Employ Apprentices(Required)
Have you had Work experience students in the past?(Required)
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Are You a Member of Master Builders Association?(Required)

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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 “Host 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.
  • Host 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.


Please direct all enquiries to MBAS (02) 8586 3533 or;

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.