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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 Grant Daly on (02) 8586 3545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprenticeships and traineeships are jobs that combine work and structured training. Although they vary from one industry to another, apprenticeships and traineeships include:
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:
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 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
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
A School based apprenticeship is where a student attends an Australian Technical College in years 11 and 12 and does the first year of their apprenticeship during that time. At the completion of year 12 students will have a Higher School Certificate and are ready to begin the second year of their apprenticeship. School based apprentices sign a contract with their employer and receive the same privileges as a full time apprentice. For more information contact ATC Western Sydney www.atcws.com.au
Building and Construction Industry cadets usually work in the site office of a construction company and train as construction managers, estimators or in contract administration. Cadets enter a training plan and are released from work to attend training (e.g. TAFE, University) and are paid under an award or enterprise agreement. Cadetships are at certificate IV, diploma and advanced diploma level.
Masterclasses are short, non accredited, mainly practical training, for those already working in a trade but wanting to up skill in specialised areas of their trade.