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How can Master Builders help your career?

As the future of our industry, we want see you become an important part of your local building community and go on to have long, successful and rewarding careers. We can support you by providing advice and information on career pathways, by celebrating your achievements through our Apprentice of the Year Awards and by providing you the opportunity to apply for scholarships that can help give you that extra kick-start to your career.

Pre-Apprenticeship

A pre-apprenticeship is an introductory course and will give you a set of basic skills, to help equip you for an apprenticeship. It generally takes around 12 weeks full-time.

VET VCAL

Studies providing work-related skills can often be included within your senior secondary certificate (either VCE or VCAL)

Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship generally takes 3-4 years, and combines on-site learning with an employer, plus trade school at a TAFE or training provider

Qualified

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship you are qualified. Continue to build your skills through experience and further training

Carpenter

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship you are qualified. Continue to build your skills through experience and further training

Student
Pre-Apprenticeship

A pre-apprenticeship is an introductory course and will give you a set of basic skills, to help equip you for an apprenticeship. It generally takes around 12 weeks full-time.

VET VCAL

Studies providing work-related skills can often be included within your senior secondary certificate (either VCE or VCAL)

Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship generally takes 3-4 years, and combines on-site learning with an employer, plus trade school at a TAFE or training provider

Qualified

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship you are qualified. Continue to build your skills through experience and further training

Bricklayer
Student
Pre-Apprenticeship

A pre-apprenticeship is an introductory course and will give you a set of basic skills, to help equip you for an apprenticeship. It generally takes around 12 weeks full-time.

VET VCAL

Studies providing work-related skills can often be included within your senior secondary certificate (either VCE or VCAL)

Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship generally takes 3-4 years, and combines on-site learning with an employer, plus trade school at a TAFE or training provider

Qualified

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship you are qualified. Continue to build your skills through experience and further training

Landscaper
Student
Pre-Apprenticeship

A pre-apprenticeship is an introductory course and will give you a set of basic skills, to help equip you for an apprenticeship. It generally takes around 12 weeks full-time.

VET VCAL

Studies providing work-related skills can often be included within your senior secondary certificate (either VCE or VCAL)

Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship generally takes 3-4 years, and combines on-site learning with an employer, plus trade school at a TAFE or training provider

Qualified

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship you are qualified. Continue to build your skills through experience and further training

Cabinetmaker
Student
Pre-Apprenticeship

A pre-apprenticeship is an introductory course and will give you a set of basic skills, to help equip you for an apprenticeship. It generally takes around 12 weeks full-time.

Pre-Apprenticeship

A pre-apprenticeship is an introductory course and will give you a set of basic skills, to help equip you for an apprenticeship. It generally takes around 12 weeks full-time.

Pre-Apprenticeship

A pre-apprenticeship is an introductory course and will give you a set of basic skills, to help equip you for an apprenticeship. It generally takes around 12 weeks full-time.

Pre-Apprenticeship

A pre-apprenticeship is an introductory course and will give you a set of basic skills, to help equip you for an apprenticeship. It generally takes around 12 weeks full-time.

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Apprentice of the Year Awards

Master Builder Case Studies

At Master Builders, we are committed to creating and maintaining successful, long-term relationships with our members.

Jayson Business Owner and 2019 Master Builders Victoria Bricklaying Apprentice of the Year

An interview with Jayson

Taylah Apprentice Joiner and 2019 Master Builders Victoria Joinery Apprentice of the Year

An interview with Taylah

Jackson Carpenter and 2019 Master Builders Victoria State Apprentice of the Year

An interview with Jackson

Careers Outreach

Our Careers Team provide outreach across Victoria to showcase the benefits of a career in construction.

  • TAFE roadshows

    We bring our roadshows to TAFEs in both metro and regional locations across Victoria. These roadshows allow us to talk face-to-face with trade apprentices and discuss how we can help them navigate through their career. We are also joined by our industry sponsors to talk about relevant products and services. Apprentices can also get their hands on some great giveaways too. 

  • Career expos & engagement with schools

    We participate in a number of careers expos and school career days across Victoria to spread the word about the opportunities in the construction industry. If you would like us to attend your expo or event, please email careers@mbav.com.au

  • A career in the building and construction industry is a great choice for women

     

    Currently only about 12% of the construction workforce is made up by women and we’d like to see that percentage increase. Traditionally, the industry has been seen as male-orientated, but this need not be the case.

    At Master Builders Victoria, we understand that the building and construction industry offers a wide range of diverse roles that can be suited to anyone and everyone. Women are welcomed and appointed into varied roles in both small and large construction companies and are achieving tremendous success. Take Melanie Fasham, Master Builders Victoria’s past President, as a great example. Melanie was our first female President and a fantastic role model for aspiring female builders. Her career demonstrates the success that young women can aspire to.

    Have a read below at what some inspiring women have to say about how they got into the industry, the rewards of their roles in building and construction and some of their words of wisdom if you are considering a career in construction.

    Stefanie, Carpenter and Site Manager

    I’d like to encourage women to take up trades in the future and I’d like to promote the industry to women as a lot of women can be scared, because it’s more male dominated, to join the industry. It is possible, and women are just as capable of doing it as men.

    Courtney, Painter and Decorator

    The main reward for working in the industry is seeing the client’s reaction to your work and the happiness they get from it.  Nothing beats it.

    Ebony, Joiner

    I tried uni, but it just wasn’t what I really wanted to do. I just knew that I wanted to work hands-on in the building industry and I found a job as a joiner. I couldn’t think of doing anything else now – I really enjoy it.

    Emily, Carpenter

    I love doing the fix, like hanging doors. It takes a bit of skill and an eye for detail to really get things finished. I love what I do. I love this industry. I’d like to start a business with females and I’d love to get more females in to carpentry.

    Ruby, Carpenter

    I just love that you can get to create things. It’s really great to look back at it and think, ‘I actually did that’. Carpentry is such a great thing to learn and to have those skills is really good. I just love everything about it.

    Taylah-Anne, Joiner

    An apprenticeship was something that I always had in the back of my mind but being female, I wasn't sure how it was going to go. I just went for it and I'm really glad I did. I'd like to encourage and give people confidence to see that there's so many different pathways out there

 

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