Are you eligible for subsidised training?

Master Builders has a contract with the NSW Government (Department of Education) to offer and provide training and assessment programs under the government’s Smart and Skilled program. Smart and Skilled provides government-subsidised training and higher-level courses to help you get skills to find a job and advance your career.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled?

  • Are you 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all four questions, you’re eligible for Smart and Skilled training.

Other eligibility conditions

Your eligibility is not affected if you have completed a vocational education and training (VET) course, including a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, as part of your high school education.
There are also some exceptions to the eligibility conditions described above, such as for Aboriginal people.
Funding is subject to availability. Entry requirements apply for all qualifications. Previous qualifications achieved do not affect eligibility but may affect the student fee.  

With Master Builders you can start your fully funded qualification to upskill now for a better future. Conditions apply.

For any questions please contact our customer service team:

Phone: (02) 8586 3588

Email: [email protected]


Within Smart and Skilled Programs, Master Builders offers the following qualifications to eligible students (pending available funding):


  • CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction
  • CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying
  • MSF30322 Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology
  • CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting
  • CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
  • CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
  • CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
  • CPC31320 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
  • CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

NB: Please discuss with our Sales Representative whether subsidies are available in your region for your chosen qualification.

Training Services NSW provides fully subsidised training to gain skills in Australia’s growing industries. Smart and Skilled eligible students that enrol in a NSW Fee-Free course between January and June 2024 and must commence training before 30 June 2024 may be eligible for a NSW Fee Free place.

MBA offers the following qualifications under Fee-Free:

  • BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Master Builders is a Smart and Skilled contracted training provider to deliver NSW Fee-Free* courses. Please note that NSW Fee-Free places are limited and subject to funding availability.

Are you eligible for NSW Fee-Free* training?

*NSW Fee-Free is fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments. Subject to Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria. Places are limited and subject to funding availability. Valid until 30 December 2026.

If your application to study with Master Builders is successful, you will be provided with a link to enrol into your chosen course or program.

This enrolment form completes your enrolment process with Master Builders.

When you have completed on-boarding requirements, a Master Builders Customer Service Representative will complete a Notification of Enrolment on your behalf to Training Services NSW. If approved, this will confirm the subsidies that are applied to your program as well as the fee* that you may need to pay for your program.

*It is important to note that your fee may change throughout your course in the event that you:

  • can provide evidence that you have achieved units of competency previously and are granted Credit
  • achieve or do not achieve units of competency by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A USI is your individual education number for life. It also gives you an online record of your vocational education and training (VET) undertaken in Australia. If you’re participating in nationally recognised training, you need a USI. Getting a Unique Student Identifier (USI) is quick, easy, and free. Follow the steps from the USI website.


Limited availability. BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety available in Sydney region only. CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying available in Central West, Illawarra, Mid North Coast, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, Richmond-Tweed, Riverina, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven, and Sydney regions.

CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Master Builders Education Centre

5 Burbank Place
Norwest NSW 2153

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(02) 8586 3588

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