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New training opportunities connected to jobs

New training opportunities connected to jobs

Looking to start a career in the construction and housing industry? Applications are now open for new apprenticeships and traineeships to give you paid, on-the-job training for up to four years.

You can apply now for an apprenticeship or traineeship through the Master Builders Association or the Housing Industry Association. Cadetships will also be available through the Community Housing Industry Association NSW.

These jobs and training places are funded by an $80 million investment by the NSW Government to give young people, social housing tenants and those wanting a career change to enter the NSW construction and housing sector.

Apprenticeship and traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid, on-the-job training with formal study. You’ll gain valuable skills to help start or further your career, and receive a nationally recognised qualification.

When you apply, you’ll be matched with an apprenticeship or training program that best suits your needs, with new opportunities being rolled out each year until 2024.

Successful applicants will earn a wage and gain on-the-job training and skills, and a nationally recognised qualification, to help them gain meaningful long-term employment.

Over the next four years, a total of 200 apprenticeships and traineeships are being offered.

Apply today through the Master Builders Association or the Housing Industry Association.

Am I eligible?

Everyone is eligible to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship, but you may be considered a priority applicant if you meet certain criteria. This means your application will be given priority to help you start your career in the construction and housing industry.

If you meet one or more of the below criteria, you will be considered a priority applicant for the apprenticeships and traineeships program:

  • you have completed a pre-apprenticeship
  • you are aged 16-25
  • you are aged over 30 and wanting to complete an apprenticeship
  • you are living in public, community or Aboriginal housing, approved social  housing applicant on the NSW Housing Register, receiving private rental assistance from the NSW Government or living in crisis/supported housing
  • a woman wanting to enter a non-traditional trade
  • you are Aboriginal
  • you are a person with a disability.

To register your interest

Please register your interest by completing a form through the Housing Industry Association or the Master Builders Association.

Who is running the program?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are being managed by the Housing Industry Association and the Master Builders Association, with opportunities available in a range of trades, including plumbing, construction and carpentry.

Next steps

Successful applicants will be placed with host employers focused on delivering new homes, including social housing, with opportunities available in metro and regional areas.

For further enquiries

You can contact the Housing Industry Association on 1300 650 634 or nswlahc@hia.com.au or the Master Builders Association on (02) 8586 3533 or recruitment@mbansw.asn.au

Cadetships

Applications for cadetships have closed for this year. Applications for round two will open in early 2022.

A cadetship combines formal vocational training with practical work experience. Cadets will complete a Certificate IV in Social Housing, a nationally recognised qualification, while undertaking paid employment with a relevant community housing provider for 12 months.
Over the next four years, 100 cadetships in social housing tenancy and property management are being offered.

More information about future cadetships is available through the Community Housing Industry Association NSW (CHIA NSW).

Am I eligible?

Everyone is eligible to apply for a cadetship, but you may be considered a priority applicant if you meet certain criteria. This means your application will be given priority to help you start your career in the social housing industry.

If you meet one or more of the below criteria, you will be considered a priority applicant for the cadetship program:

  • you are living in public, community or Aboriginal housing, are an approved social housing applicant on the NSW Housing Register, receiving private rental assistance from the NSW Government or living in crisis/supported housing.
  • You are unemployed and aged 15-24 (whether connected to social housing or not).

How do I apply?

Applications for cadetships have closed for this year. Applications for round two will open in early 2022.

Future applications for a cadetship can be submitted through the Community Housing Industry Association NSW.

Who is running the program?

Cadetships are being managed by the Community Housing Industry Association NSW, the peak industry body for NSW community housing.

Next steps

CHIA NSW will select 25 cadets each year between 2021 and 2024 from the total pool of applicants according to the application process and eligibility criteria.

For more information

Visit the Community Housing Industry Association NSW cadetship page.