The building and construction industry is Australia’s largest employer of trade apprentices. Apprenticeships remain the main entry point into the industry for people wanting to progress to be qualified trades workers, trade subcontractors, licensed builders or other industry professionals. A range of Government financial incentives are available to support apprentices and their employers. For more information, contact your local Master Builders Association.
Apprenticeships Lead to Success
- So you want to be a construction apprentice? (updated October 2013)
- Choosing the right construction trade
- Pre-apprenticeships and school pathway programs
- Apprenticeship terms and conditions
- Master Builders' Apprenticeship Services
- Master Builders’ top tips for apprenticeship success
- Staying well in the construction industry
- An employer guide to taking on an apprentice
- Managing workplace conflicts and disputes (updated April 2013)
- Women in building and construction
- Choosing a training provider and getting your trade qualification
- Construction apprenticeships: what parents need to know
- Resilience and mental health: getting help for you and your mates
- Your career after the apprenticeship
Detailed information about the individual construction trades, and other occupations in the building and construction industry, can be found in the Careers section of this website.
Master Builders Apprenticeship Group Training
Master Builders operates Apprenticeship Group Training Schemes based in Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra and Adelaide. Under group scheme arrangements, apprentices are employed by Master Builders for the duration of their apprenticeship, and may be placed with various employers during that period. All members of the building and construction industry have access to apprentices through the group schemes operated by the various Master Builders Associations. These schemes allow builders and sub-contractors to host apprentices for periods as short as one week up to the full indenture term, without the normal administrative load and up to four year commitment of a directly employed apprentice.
Interested employers and apprentices seeking employment should contact Master Builders Group Training.