NSW Government Smart and Skilled Program

Subsidised courses are available throughout NSW under the Smart and Skilled Program. Master Builders has a contract with the NSW Government (Department of Industry) to be able to offer and provide training and assessment programs under this program. 

To be eligible for any government-subsidised Smart and Skilled training courses, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are at least 15 years old
  • You live or work in NSW
  • You are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or a humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen
  • You are no longer attending school

If you are eligible for the Smart and Skilled program, you will be required to pay the Smart and Skilled Student Fee, this is a one-off fee for the whole qualification (fees are subject to your eligibility and whether you hold a previous qualification).

Master Builders RTO staff are available to answer enquiries related to government funded courses. It is important to note that participants may be required to pay course fees for subsidised courses. 

Learn more about the Smart and Skilled Program on their dedicated website.

Why Choose Us?

  1. Quality - we care about our industry
  2. Recognition - we are respected by the industry
  3. Affordability - we offer cost-effective courses


Quality Training

We (Australian Institute of Waterproofing) are very lucky to have co-joined with the MBA NSW in the training of waterproofers and likeminded professionals via the Cert III course which has been expanded on by the MBA NSW in its presentation and is by far the most professional and thorough of its type in Australia at present.

President of AIW

Simple Process

I was guided through a very simple process that allowed me to have all my years of experience recognised with the formal qualification I needed. I highly recommend the Master Builders to anyone looking to formalise their onsite work experience.

Marco Wendl
Director of High Q Trades

"Fantastic Service"

All the staff and assessors at the MBA have been very helpful and I highly recommend anyone interested in obtaining a building qualification.

Sam Dabboussy
Director of Hemisphere Interiors

"Industry focus"

We have worked with the Master Builders Association now for several years and have found that they best suit our needs. They provide quality training and good service with an industry focus that suits the needs of our franchisees.

Brendan Green
CEO of Hire A Hubby

"Was really happy with the course"

Was really happy with the course and the extent of the things we learnt and put into practice. Will always make sure im usings the correct products and procedures after being taught the right way to do things.

Waterproofing course graduate