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Rick Spinks – Completed in December 2021

We asked Rick about his experience as a MBA Apprentice –

Masters Builders Association (MBA) gave me a start in an apprenticeship when I couldn’t find work privately. I found my apprenticeship very productive.

MBA have helped me throughout my apprenticeship making sure I was safe, and my training was up to date.

Job security for me was huge. It assisted me with knowing if my Current Training Employer was unable to provide work , I was supported to be re-hosted (to another Training Employer) to allow me to finish my Apprenticeship.

I was provided a well rounded education and support . If I ever had any problems with my placement, I would let them (MBA) know and my Field Officer would be beside me, supporting me .

I was very lucky that I was able to remain with my Training Employer for my whole 4 years of my apprenticeship, and now have been hired directly as a trade qualified carpenter with my Training Employer .

We asked if Rick had any advice for someone interested in doing an apprenticeship –

‘If you’re willing to do the hard yards, you will see the benefits’

Congratulations Rick!

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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.