About Us

In September 1999, the Master Builders Association recognised the need to establish a local specialised building industry training scheme.

Our Vision

This scheme would ensure that dedicated staff and committed members of the building community would guarantee the longevity of the building industry in the Hunter. The scheme would employ and train young people, with a fresh, hands-on approach to youth employment and education in the wider Newcastle region.

Now Newcastle MBA Group Training is the acknowledged industry training body of apprentice/trainee for the area’s Building and Construction industry, boasting over 160 apprentices and over 100 host employers.

We provide a dynamic and integrated program for persons wanting a head start (and qualified training) in the region’s building industry. Apprentice/trainees learn practical skills, combined with an accredited education program in their chosen trade.

The Master Builders Apprentices are a great avenue for young people looking to start an apprenticeship. They can provide young tradespeople with peace of mind as they are extremely knowledgeable and have a great willingness to help. The MBA are easy to contact and always helpful. During my time with the Newcastle MBA, I found it super reassuring knowing that every few weeks I would have a representative come to see me on site. This time allowed me to ask questions, state any concerns I had about work and also just feel cared for. The questionnaires they provide on these visits allows Apprentices to be honest and ensure they are receiving the correct information which shows the MBA take the training and the welfare of their employees seriously.

Eloise, Completed Carpentry Apprentice