What are Notifiable Incidents and what do you need to do?

Under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011, Businesses and Undertakings must notify their work health and safety regulator (SafeWork NSW) of certain ‘notifiable incidents’ at work. The WHS law requires the Person in Control of the Business or Undertaking (PCBU): To notify SafeWork NSW immediately after becoming aware

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What is Inclement Weather?

Inclement weather is defined as the existence of rain or abnormal climatic conditions (such as hail, snow, cold, high wind, severe dust storm, extreme high temperature or any combination of these conditions) where it not reasonable or it is unsafe for employees (including apprentices and trainees) to continue to work

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Inclement Weather – The Award

The following is an excerpt from the Building and Construction General On Site Award 2020 Click here to view the award online  24. Inclement weather 24.1 Clause 24 applies to general building and construction and the civil construction sector only. 24.2 Inclement weather means the existence of rain or abnormal climatic conditions (whether

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Additional Identified Skills Shortage payment incentive

The Additional Identified Skills Shortage (AISS) payment is available to eligible apprentices commencing from 1 July 2019 and their employers, in ten occupations experiencing national skills shortages. The AISS payment will grow the number of apprentices and encourage more people to take up an Australian Apprenticeship

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Completing Apprenticeships Commencements (CAC)

After 12 months of the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement (BAC) support employers will be eligible to transition to the time-limited Completing Apprenticeship Commencements (CAC) wage subsidy for the second and third years of an apprenticeship. Under the CAC, eligible employers will receive a 10 per cent wage subsidy in the second year

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Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC)

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. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees, to build a pipeline of

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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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Mental Health in the Workplace

Now more than ever we need to focus on our mental health in the workplace. A mentally healthy workplace is a great place to work where everyone feels valued and supported Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. People

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Astute Payroll – Approver Mini Guide

Astute Payroll has prepared an Approver 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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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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Master Builders Programs

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.


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.