Think the Building and Construction Industry is not for women? Think again. Want information about how you can start a career in the industry? You’ve come to the right place.

Master Builders NSW is committed to an industry that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. In 2022, we have record numbers of female apprentices in our programs. Of all MBA NSW carpentry apprentices 8% are female. This is more than double the industry NSW average of 2%.

We are excited to deliver Pre-Apprenticeship Programs to recruit, train and support more women in building and construction than ever before.

Our programs are suitable for those finishing high school, changing careers, or looking to re-enter the workforce. Gain an understanding of the building and construction industry and a carpentry trade prior to commencing an apprenticeship.

Participants in our pre-apprentice programs will learn to

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Course Details

COURSE NAME Course Date Location
Adult Apprenticeship Commencement Program Monday 26th February 2024 to Friday 3rd March 2024 Master Builders Education Centre, Norwest
Pre-Apprenticeship Program *COURSE FULL* Monday 27th November 2023 to Friday 15th December 2023 Master Builders Education Centre, Norwest

thinking of becoming an apprentice?

Master Builders is the heart of the building industry. We are here to help you become a quality apprentice or trainee. There has never been a better time to start or continue your apprenticeship or traineeship.

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Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs are held at the Master Builders Education Centre in Norwest.

3rd Stage Apprentice Carpenter Jemma Lawson. One of the dual winners of the Pooley Downing Award - at the 2022 Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT Group Training Awards.
1st Stage Apprentice Carpenter Hannah Ipsen. Winner MBA Apprentice of the Year 2022.
2nd Stage Apprentice Carpenter Frankie-Mairead Kelly. Winner MBA Apprentice of the Year 2022.

Our Award Winning female apprentices.

Each year at Master Builders we nominate our talented apprentices for awards events to highlight their hard work and dedication to their apprenticeship. In 2022, we are celebrating 3 award winners.

Here’s what some of our female apprentices have to say about their experience.

Candice Arnall, 1st Stage Apprentice Carpenter
“I had a really positive work experience which has resulted in me securing a full-time apprenticeship with House to Home Constructions. I got to work in a beautiful part of the central coast on a large residential property. Over the two days I got to do a lot of different jobs and there was plenty of variety. My training employer Greg was really easy to get along with and very supportive. The other apprentices on site were also accepting and very easy to talk to and shared their stories with me” 
Click here to read more about female apprentices in the industry.