Education & Skills Development


We are recognised as a quality provider of education and training that supports the careers and aspirations of the building and construction industry workforce.


Master Builders is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 6163), accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Our aim is to provide you with the quality training you need for a life-long career in the building and construction industry.

We are committed to supporting the continued growth of the building and construction industry and adapt to the future needs of the workforce with our industry best practice education and training programs:

  • Pathways to builder and trade’s licences
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Recognition of your existing skills and experience
  • Short courses with nationally recognised units of competency
  • Professional Development seminars and workshops with CPD points
  • Customised training for your business development needs

The Master Builders Education Centre in Sydney’s Norwest features the latest tools and equipment to facilitate your learning experience. Technical skillsets are trained in workshop and classroom environments which are part of the best practice initiatives in our training programs relevant to the needs of the job. 

Master Builders understands and respects how busy work and life is so we have designed our courses with accessibility and flexibility, with many courses being delivered online and on weekends.

Professional Development Short Courses are offered throughout NSW, and can be delivered at local venues, at your worksite or in schools. We also offer training solutions customised for your business needs.

Regional Training Offices

Training is also offered across our regional network in Newcastle, Ballina, Wollongong, Port Macquarie, Gosford, Ulladulla, Orange and Albury. 

All locations

CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is a requirement in NSW for all builders and pool builders who must undertake 12 CPD points per year to maintain their building licence. By enrolling into any of our courses you could earn up to 12 CPD points (full day), covering the annual requirement. If a partner or business associate accompanies an attendee in a course they can accumulate up to four extra CPD points which can be carried over to your next year’s requirement.

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Any person in Australia who is undertaking a vocational education and training qualification or course is required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Before you enrol with Master Builders you have a Unique Student Identifier. If you do not already have yours, take 5 minutes to register today.

All courses offered by Master Builders have entry requirements. Refer to the course page for requirements specific to the course or program of your choice.
General items that may be required prior to undertaking training include:

  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) 
  • Current General Induction (white card)
  • Medicare Card
  • Photo ID or Passport/Visa (where required)
  • Resume/detailed work history

Qualification courses and other courses leading to an industry licence may include an application process. During this application, you will be required to answer a series of technical industry questions related to the field of study. The application, including the technical industry questions, should take less than 30 minutes to complete. These questions are designed to identify your existing knowledge and the likelihood of successfully completing your chosen course. There is no fee for completing the application.

Terms and Conditions: For our full terms and conditions please read our Participant Handbook. Enrolment into any of our courses requires a participant to accept these Terms and Conditions.

  • To help those along their pathway to a licence, we can assess existing skills and experience with our on-site assessment, which can be conducted in your time at your workplace
  • Qualifications increase your employability and improve your reputation across the industry
  • Update your existing skills with professional training
  • Supports your career growth and development
  • CPD points are available for Short Courses and Professional Development Seminars /Workshops
  • For eligible participants, training may be subsidised by the NSW Government. This can reduce fees for the participant as the NSW Department of Industry supports their learning.
  • Tax deductions for course and training participation

  • Supports the growth of the business
  • Increase business capacity and productivity levels
  • Closing skills gaps 
  • Develop crucial transferable skills employees need in the evolving construction industry
  • Comply with industry regulations and building code 
  • Assist you to meet procurement guidelines for government projects
  • Reduce staff turnover
  • For eligible businesses, enrolling employees into apprenticeships and traineeships may be subsidised by the NSW Government
  • Tax deductions for course and training participation

Master Builders has a contract with the NSW Government to offer and provide training and assessment programs under the government’s Smart and Skilled program. Eligibility and course availability criteria apply. To find out if you are eligible visit the Smart and Skilled NSW website. Master Builders’ training consultants can also assist you with your enquiries.

Master Builders offer a range of qualifications and courses that recognise your existing skills, which can assist on your pathway to an industry licence.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. You are assessed by providing us with evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you already have. Our industry expert assessors review your submission and provide feedback if we require more information or clarification.

If you are looking to get qualifications for building licence then you have come to the right place. Master Builders is the Building Industry Association in NSW and as such takes responsibility to ensure that builders have access to the best learning resources in NSW. Part of this responsibility means ensuring we provide licensing pathways for those who need to be qualified and training to ensure the quality of those employed in the industry.  It also means support to those on the pathway to obtaining a building qualification (Certificate IV in Building & Construction), as well as supporting the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of current builders in the industry.

NSW Fair Trading provides all licensing for builders and tradespeople that carry out work in the building industry in New South Wales.

In order to apply for a NSW builders licence (contractor licence in building), you must have the required qualifications and experience as directed by NSW Fair Trading.

Find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced builder on the NSW Fair Trading website.

For tradespeople in NSW looking to apply for their builder’s licence, Master Builders offers various pathways for you to get the qualifications you need to apply for your builder’s licence. 

We not only provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with online assessments, we also provide workshop-based training and assessment at our dedicated training facility.

Depending on your current experience, you might be able to consider the following qualification pathways on offer at Master Builders:


Upon successful completion of any of the above qualification pathways, you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification, with which you can use towards applying for your building licence.

Contact us today to find out more about how Master Builders can help you get qualified.

One of the many services that the Master Builders Education Centre provides is trades licensing pathways. Our range of trades is expansive, including waterproofing, painting, tiling, carpentry and bricklaying to name but a few. For tradespeople in NSW looking to gain their building licence or trades qualification, we not only provide recognition of prior learning (RPL) with onsite assessments, we also provide general training for things such as pre-purchase home inspections. Based in Norwest and servicing all of NSW, our trades training courses, such as carpentry and waterproofing, focus on hands-on experience and practical-based classes that are designed around the work hours of a typical tradesperson. Whether you want to gain a Certificate III in your trade have an enquiry about your building certificate, or are looking to add valuable trade skills to your current resume, we can help you.