Hours worked fall with more people sick or on leave

Media Release 17 February 2022 Seasonally adjusted hours worked fell by 8.8 per cent between December 2021 and January 2022, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The changes in hours worked were more pronounced than for other key indicators, with employment increasing by around 13,000 people, unemployment by

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Female Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Program completes

Master Builders Apprenticeship Service is extremely proud to graduate 10 women who recently completed the 3 week Female Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Program. The ladies were passionate and keen to learn from day 1! Their trainer, Ashley, was extremely encouraged by their get in and do it attitudes. Keep an eye out

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Collapse symptomatic of health of construction industry (FED)

Friday 25 February 2022 Probuild has become another sad statistic with the construction sector insolvencies on the rise. The construction sector already accounts for 25% of all insolvencies in Australia and this trend will continue, putting t risk the nation’s economic recovery, unless radical action is taken to improve the

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Construction workers earn $60.90 more per week than average worker

The latest average weekly earnings data from the ABS (for November 2021) shows on average a full-time adult construction worker earns $1,873.90 per week, comprising $1734.10 base wage and $139.80 overtime. This is $60.90 more per week than the average worker and an increase of $133.80 on the previous year.

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Australian Labour Market Update – January 2022

15 February 2022 The Australian Labour Market Update provides information on the Australian labour market on a quarterly basis. It is intended to inform recent migrants and people interested in working in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis. Analysis by the National Skills Commission suggests the COVID-19 pandemic will

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COVID conditions impact business turnover in December

10 February 2022 Seasonally adjusted business turnover increased in seven of the thirteen selected industries in December 2021, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Branko Vitas, Head of the Business Indicators Branch, said: “The continued easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the first half of

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7 February 2022 Empowering women and improving their economic opportunities will be the focus of the NSW Government’s landmark Women’s Economic Opportunities Review and Expert Reference Panel. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the Review will focus on supporting women to enter, reenter and stay in the workforce, including through identifying opportunities

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Ai Group Submission to the 2022-23 Federal Budget (FED)

8 February 2022 Ai Group’s submission to the Federal Budget is now available. The 2022-23 Budget should: Strike the right macroeconomic positioning in what is likely to remain a very uncertain environment. Articulate the roadmap for the restoration of rising living standards and real incomes growth in Australia and set

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High-speed rail can generate economic growth to help pay for itself

9 February 2022 Land value growth could be used to fund the proposed high-speed rail network on the east coast of Australia, UNSW research shows. Land values and property prices around high-speed rail (HSR) stations would increase by potentially up to $140 billion – a significant portion of which could

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School Leaver Apprenticeship Program

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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.


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.