MBA Adult Apprenticeship Program

Master Builders Apprenticeship Services and Master Builders Education and Skills Development have developed a unique program for people over the age of 21 years to start an apprenticeship to become a trade qualified carpenter as part of an accelerated program.

This unique and innovative program contains 3 steps:

  1. Step 1 – Commencement Training (2-week Training Course)
  2. Step 2 – Commence carpentry apprenticeship with Master Builders Apprenticeship Service
  3. Step 3 – Apprentice Training – 24 months minimum

Commencement Training is a compulsory 2-week training program to establish basic carpentry skills, safety training as well replicating physical and practical hands on-site skills. The program will undertake units of competency within the carpentry trade qualification, manual handling, safe working at heights and power tool safety.

The next step is commencing the apprenticeship with employment with Master Builders Apprenticeship Service and placement with a Master Builders Training Employer.

During the apprenticeship, a Master Builders Adult Apprentice will attend Master Builders Education and Skills Development Centre every 7-8 weeks undertaking off-site block release training over 2-4 days, or as set by MBA Training. Off-site training will involve completing course assessment and practical units to achieve competency in all units of Certificate III Carpentry.

A Master Builders Adult Apprentice who has met the requirements for all units of competency within Certificate III Carpentry can apply for early completion of their apprenticeship contract under Competency Based Completion.

Each application for competency-based completion is reviewed in consultation with the Master Builders Training Employer, the Adult Apprentice and Master Builders Apprenticeship Service. If everyone agrees that the apprentice is suitably qualified and experienced, the apprentice can complete their apprenticeship contract.

Completion of the apprenticeship can be achieved within 2 1/2 years for the right candidate.

Our ideal candidate for this program will have building or construction experience, a strong passion and a willingness to work hard to achieve their goal of a carpentry trade qualification is essential. A white card (General Construction Induction Card) and the ability to commence an Australian Apprenticeship contract is essential.

Candidates are selected through a process of application review, aptitude testing, interview and reference checking.

Scheduled Adult Apprenticeship Commencement Training Program dates:

Monday 7 March 2022 – Friday 18 March 2022, 7.30 am – 3.30 pm (Open)

To apply for the program, you must complete a ‘Jobseeker Registration’ and follow the prompts to upload your resume (Step 4).

Once this process is completed and you meet the MBA’s criteria, an MBA representative will contact you regarding the Adult Apprenticeship Commencement Training Program.

Register Here!

You will be redirected to a webpage to create your profile and application.

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MBAS and MBAS+ are services offered by Master Builders Association of New South Wales Pty Ltd, ABN 11 074 397 532 (Master Builders) which is
the Apprenticeship Services arm of Master Builders Association of New South Wales, ABN 96 550 042 906

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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 [email protected];

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.