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 September 2022

(2) Pre Apprenticeship Carpentry Program  – Monday 28 November 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022

(3) Pre Apprenticeship Carpentry Program – Monday 9 January 2023 to Friday 25 January 2023

During the program you will:

  • Build house frames
  • Safely use hand and power tools
  • Measurements and calculations for project work
  • Work safely at heights
  • Apply first aid
  • Effectively demolish part of a structure
  • Obtain your White Card

Most importantly, our candidates learn how to remain safe on site.

As this training is subsidised by the NSW Government, there is no cost to you. Our Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry Programs are held at the Master Builders Association Education & Training Centre in Norwest – 5 Burbank Place, Norwest

Selection Criteria:

  • Drivers Licence (or working towards a drivers licence) and reliable transportation
  • Current resume outlining work experience with references
  • Successfully pass an Apprentice Services online aptitude test
  • Meet the expectations of an MBA interview
  • Meet the criteria to commence an Australian Apprenticeship Contract
  • A strong willingness to work hard and a passion for the building industry
  • Strive hard to achieve their goal of a carpentry trade qualification (CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry)

APPLY HERE Pre Apprenticeship Program ‘Expression of Interest’


Female Pre Apprenticeship Carpentry Program:

We are excited to announce an all-female 3 week Pre Apprenticeship Program. The course aims to recruit, train and assist females candidates into a carpentry apprenticeship.  Female candidates participating in the pre-apprenticeship carpentry program will have the opportunity to meet and speak with MBA’s existing female carpentry apprentices who will provide value and insightful information to the group.

To apply for any of the Pre Apprenticeship programs, simply complete the expression of interest form.


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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.