• MBA Careers Centre

    The Master Builders Association NSW Building and Construction Industry Careers Centre is available to provide advice on career pathways in the Building and Construction for school leavers, those already involved in the industry or those wanting to change vocation.

    Whether you’re interested in an apprenticeship, traineeship, cadetship or maybe you’re interested in a school based apprenticeship, the Careers Centre is able to assist you.

    Existing Tradespeople may want to be up skilled by attending a master class in their particular trade.

    To contact the MBA Careers Centre, phone Karen Kellock on (02) 8586 3538 or email careers@mbansw.asn.au
     

    WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP OR TRAINEESHIP?

    Apprenticeships and traineeships are jobs that combine work and structured training. Although they vary from one industry to another, apprenticeships and traineeships include:

    • paid employment under an appropriate industrial arrangement (for example, an award or enterprise agreement)
    • a Training Contract that is signed by both the employer and apprentice or trainee and registered with the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET). The only exception to this rule is trainee apprentices
    • a qualification, delivered by a Registered Training Organisation such as the MBA, that meets the requirements of a declared apprenticeship or traineeship in NSW and leads to a nationally recognised qualification

    HOW HAVE APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINEESHIPS CHANGED?

    During the past few years, a number of significant improvements have been made to the apprenticeship and traineeship system in NSW to make training more flexible. For example, traineeships in NSW can now be:

    • delivered completely in the workplace
    • customised to meet the needs of employers
    • delivered part-time
    • offered to existing workers (workers currently in the workforce)
    • offered to school students
    • established in new industries and at higher qualification levels
    • easily linked to further vocational education and training and university studies

    APPRENTICESHIP

    Apprenticeships in the Building and Construction Industry are usually for duration of four years. Apprentices sign a contract with their employer to remain for the duration of the apprenticeship. During an apprenticeship, apprentices are paid under award or enterprise agreement, and are given leave to attend training (TAFE). Apprenticeships are at certificate III level. There are also Government incentives for apprentices.

    Click on a link below to find out more about a specific Apprenticeship trade
    PDF icon Boilermaking
    Bricklaying
    Cabinet Making
    Carpentry & Joinery
    Construction Carpentry
    Electrical
    Glass & Glazing
    Joinery - Timber / Aluminium / Glass
    Landscaping
    Painting & Decorating
    Plumbing
    Roof Plumbing
    Roof Tiling
    Shopfitting
    Solid Plastering
    Stonemasonry
    Wall & Ceiling Lining
    Wall & Floor Tiling

     

    TRAINEESHIP

    Trainees are required to enter a training plan. Traineeships are at certificate II and certificate III level. Trainees may be required to attend a training centre (e.g. TAFE) and work under an award wage or enterprise agreement.

    Click on a link below to find out more about a specific Traineeship trades
    Concreting
    Demolition
    Scaffolding
    Steel Fixing
    Waterproofing

02 8586 3555

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