Women in Trades

MBA Work Insights Program supporting Women in Trades



The MBA Work Insight Program is a four week program designed to provide transferable work ready skills across multiple disciplines in the construction industry. This includes: Carpentry, Plumbing, Civil Construction and Electrical occupations.

The program includes formal training, presentations from industry employers, employees, life coaches and a well-being mentor and a number of construction site visits, exposing you to all aspects of the industry.

On completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to apply for further employment with Master Builders Group Training and undertake an apprenticeship in Carpentry, Plumbing or Civil Construction.

Who is it for?

  • Women seeking a career and interested in building and construction
  • School Leavers
  • Career Changes
  • Women that are committed to the four week program

Program Information commencing, Monday 13 August

Week 1 - face-to-face delivery. Training will be facilitated 8 am – 4 pm at 1 Iron Knob Street Fyshwick.

  • MBA Induction – PPE measure, fit and collect.
  • Training in 10675NAT - Asbestos Awareness.
  • Training in CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (white card)
  • Life coach presentations and matching of female participants with life coaches for the program.
  • Well being check with Well Being Support Mentor from OzHelp.
  • Introduction of MBA Field Officers and Funding Officer.
  • Guest presentations from MBA Board.

Week 2

  • Training in CPCCPHS2002A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures.

Week 3

  • Guest presentations from a range of Host Employers.
  • Well being check with Well Being Support Mentor from OzHelp.
  • Life Coach one on one sessions.
  • Training in Introduction to Manual Handling.
  • Full day site visits.

Week 4

  • Guest presentations from a range of Host Employers.
  • Guest presentations from MBA Board.
  • Guest presentations from female apprentice ambassadors.
  • 2 x Full day site visits.

Program outcomes

Following the four week training and work site experience, participants are able to establish whether the construction industry meets their expectations. Participants of this program will have the option to continue a career in construction following the four week program.

MBA is to providing a positive experience resulting in women aspiring to long-term employment with the MBA. The program will provide an avenue for employment in an apprenticeship in Carpentry, Plumbing or Civil Construction. Female life coaches will continue their roles during the apprentice.


You are invited to attend an information session to learn more about MBA Work Insights Program and a career in construction @ MBA. Places are limited.

Wednesday 1 August, 4.00 – 5.00 pm
MBA Fyshwick, 1 Iron Knob Street Fyshwick
Cost: Funded program nil costs
Places: maximum of 15 places available

'I was expecting to be on the broom all week, instead I have been moving equipment and providing noticeable support to the builder.' - Peggy Stacey, MBA Apprentice Carpenter and her first week experience with Elevated Living.


Register you your interest to attend the 4 week program at the 'Info Session Registration' button below by Friday, 27 July 2018.

Participants attending this session will be provided with application forms to apply for the MBA Work Insight Program. A recruitment and selection process will follow.