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Safety Alert – Apprentice Supervision

The supervision of apprentices is a significant responsibility for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU).
Apprentices look to their supervisor for guidance and assistance in learning how to undertake their job safely and competently.
Regardless of the age of the apprentice, the employer has a duty of care towards them and supervision is required at all times.

Generally, the minimum requirement for a supervisor of an apprenticeship, is that they must be able to demonstrate the competencies relevant to the vocation the apprentice is employed in. This will usually be a person who is a qualified tradesperson in that trade.

Because young workers may have difficulty judging when something is dangerous and have a desire to impress supervisors and workmates, they are less likely to ask questions or raise concerns about their safety at work. This means it isn’t effective to simply rely on young workers to ask for assistance or supervision.

The level of supervision required should always be based on the level of risk and the knowledge and experience of the young worker.
Providing supervision to apprentice at all times not only ensures compliance with work health and safety laws, it can protect them or others from an injury.

For further information on supervising an apprentice, see Training Services NSW videos and articles

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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.

Enquiries

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.