The timing could not have been better. Just as we were preparing the refreshed content for our Industry Training Guide, Master Builders Association of Victoria received word that we had been named a finalist in the Victorian Training Awards. As the saying goes, it’s an honour just to be nominated.
Master Builders had never applied for the recognition previously. The Small Training Provider of the Year award goes to those Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who demonstrate outstanding delivery of training in skills growth central to business success, as well as individual career and employment outcomes. We felt perhaps our time had come. To be among three finalists was a great result.
A few weeks later, we got the really big news. We’d won!
Master Builders Association of Victoria has distinguished itself as a leader in the delivery of vocational education and the completion and student satisfaction rates bear that out. We are also happy to report that the Master Builders Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC) and RMIT shared the Victorian Industry Collaboration Award with Metricon Homes this year, presented for exemplary skills development between employers and industry.
Master Builders has seen an 86 per cent increase in regional training over the past three years. In the 2015-2016 financial year we trained over 4,200 students, providing nearly 95,000 training hours.
Master Builders’ effectiveness comes from its broad-based approach to education, which includes not just instruction, but deep involvement in the building and construction industry, and ongoing research to determine the areas of greatest need in developing careers in our sector.
Enhancing vocational education training with immersive, real-life experiences is unique to Master Builders, and made possible through the development of the Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC) in South Melbourne. The centre is a truly remarkable facility for Australian industry—one of only three in the world and the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The BLSC allows Master Builders to educate in an unrivalled educational environment, with real-time scenarios that take place in industry-accurate state-of-the-art surroundings, including actors playing parts, a 15-metre-wide parabolic projection screen and 12 site sheds that place students in the middle of the action.
This website demonstrates how Master Builders, with our strong industry connections and relationships, is uniquely positioned to deliver you the best training and education available. Contact our Training Department on (03) 9411 4555 to discuss the many opportunities available to you.