The building and construction industry requires a skilled and flexible workforce with growing demand for qualified tradespeople able to move between the commercial and domestic sectors. Meeting future workforce needs requires a comprehensive approach encompassing apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships, skilled migration, upskilling of the existing workforce, and creating opportunities for mature workers to enter or remain in the industry.
Master Builders helps to facilitate rewarding careers in building and construction through policy development and advocacy, group training solutions, and industry leading education and training programs on topics including:
- Technical and trades skills
- Supervisory and management skills
- Occupational health and safety
- Industrial relations, negotiations and mediation
- Use and administration of contracts
- Master Builders Green Living
The Construction Apprenticeship Mentoring Scheme (CAMS) is a major new initiative of Master Builders Australia to improve apprenticeship completions and enhance career opportunities in the building and construction industry.
Master Builders national policy position on training and workforce development issues is set out in the Master Builders Training Blueprint. Master Builders has a vision of a training environment that leads to a range of careers in the building and construction industry, including careers for women and other currently underrepresented groups.
Master Builders works with the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council and other stakeholders on policy development and the implementation of a range of programs to encourage recruitment and retention of skilled employees to the industry.
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.