Terms & Conditions

REQUIREMENTS Before an apprenticeship or traineeship contract can be established, it must meet certain requirements: The apprenticeship or traineeship is recognised as an approved trade or vocation. The position is paid employment under an appropriate award or industrial agreement. The apprentice or trainee satisfies relevant visa requirements. The employer and

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Workers’ compensation

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance payment to you if you are injured at work or become sick due to your work. Workers’ compensation includes payments to cover: Wages while you’re not fit for work Medical expenses Rehabilitation Employers must have workers compensation insurance to cover their employees and

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Transport concession card

When you are an apprentice or trainee registered with Training Services NSW, you are entitled to concession rates on public transport. This means you’ll pay reduced fees on trains, buses, most ferries and light rail. To apply online for a transport concession entitlement card, go to Service NSW with your training contract ID (TCID) number

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Apprentice of the year award

Applications are open to apprentices in each stage of an apprenticeship. The awards recognise apprentices for their ability, character, performance and merit in their trade. Personal attributes such as leadership qualities or contributions made to the community may also be taken into account. Entry forms are assessed by a panel

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Australian Apprenticeships Support Network

Australian Apprenticeships Support Network (AASN) are also known as Apprenticeship Network Providers (ANP). ANPs are contracted by the Australian Government to provide free support services to apprentices, trainees and employers. ANPs will provide advice and support services tailored to the needs of employers and apprentices throughout the apprenticeship lifecycle, from pre-commencement

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Living away from home allowance (LAFHA)

The living away from home allowance is an allowance for eligible apprentices and trainees of any age, if you are required to move away from parents’ or guardians’ home in order to take up or retain an apprenticeship or traineeship. The allowance is available to eligible full and part-time apprentices, trainees and school-based apprentices

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Long service leave

Long service leave is a period of paid leave you may use after ten years’ service with the same employer, and further paid leave after each additional period of five years’ service with that employer. The Long Service Corporation administers a portable long service benefits scheme for building and construction industry workers

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Youth allowance and ABSTUDY

Apprentices and trainees may be eligible to access the following payments from Centrelink. Youth Allowancefor apprentices aged 16-24 Austudyfor apprentices aged 25 and over ABSTUDYfor Indigenous apprentices of any age Further information about these payments is available from Department of Human Services on 13 36 33.

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NSW registration rebate

1st and 2nd stage apprentices can apply for a NSW vehicle registration rebate to help with the costs of registering their vehicle. Service NSW can assist with further information.

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What is PPE?

Personal Protective Equipment. PPE involves anything used or worn to minimise risk to workers’ health and safety. This is the last line of defence to Protect workers from injury/illness as a result of hazards. It includes equipment such as: Hard Hat Ear Muffs (Class 5) P2 Dust Mask Protective Gloves (4121 Rating)

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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)
Size of Company
Do you Currently Employ Apprentices(Required)
Have you had Work experience students in the past?(Required)
Reason for your interest in work experience placements?(Required)
Preferred Time of Year(Required)
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 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.