Apprentice Information

Master Builders' Association of Tasmania Inc is a Registered GTO

Master Builders' Association of Tasmana Inc is a registered Group Training Organisation (GTO) and will assist a host employer to engage an apprentice while offering flexibility, security and support to both the emloyer and the apprentice.

The MBT Group Training model is primarily focused on connecting apprentices with suitable ‘host employers’ for longer term placements.

If an employer has reservations about, or is not in a position to directly hire an apprentice, then  using the Master Builders Tasmania GTO is an easy way to engage an apprentice while not taking on the concerns of employing an apprentice directly.

The GTO will assist a host employer to engage an apprentice while offering flexibility, security and support to both the employer and the apprentice.


MBT understands the challenges faced by those wishing to enter into the building and construction field, especially in this current economic climate. However it is also important to understand that Australia, will again, need qualified trades people, so the industry must continue to offer training opportunities to new entrants.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is paid on-the-job training, supervised by a trade professional, combined with post-secondary education, supervised by a registered training provider. This means you can be earning a real wage while you learn.

Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and do not require any entry qualifications. You can be a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or simply wishing to change careers

Apprenticeships can be full-time, part-time or school-based. A full-time construction apprenticeship will take approximately four years to complete.

Why choose a construction apprenticeship?

  • Paid work and structured training that can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both
  • Get a nationally recognised qualification
  • Master a variety of skills
  • Kick start your career
  • "Competency based" which means you can complete your training faster if you reach the required skills level
  • Existing skills and prior experience are recognised and course credit granted, potentially reducing formal training time. Available as full-time or part-time, also available part-time in many schools
  • Receive equal opportunities
  • Use as a stepping stone to further study or owning your own business.

How to get started

Below are links to information and training providers.


Skills Institute Tasmania

Learning Partners

Australian Apprenticeships