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Master Builders ACT and SPARK Ginninderry JobTrainer Women in Trades Program


About the Program: 

SPARK and our partners are proud to launch this innovative training program to encourage more women to consider a career in the construction industry. Construction is an exciting sector with interesting roles across traditional trades such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, bricklaying, concreting, landscaping, roof tiling, plastering, painting and many more. This program will provide participants with specialised accredited training, industry work placements and potential employment pathways within the carpentry, electrical and plumbing sectors.

Please note, those individuals who wish to be considered for this program MUST successfully complete a functional capacity assessment (which includes drug and alcohol testing) before being offered a place on the program.

To view the program flyer CLICK HERE.

Who should apply:

  • Women returning to work
  • Women interested in civil construction as a career
  • Under employed and unemployed women
  • Young school leavers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Culturally And Linguistically Diverse

Specifically targeting women from the ACT, this program will:

  • Provide participants with seven core units of competency from the Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Provide participants with 10675NAT – Asbestos Awareness
  • Provide participants with CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry – White Card
  • Provide a range of interesting workshops including resilience, mental health and wellbeing, time management and more
  • Provide a four-week work placement within the construction sector
  • Participants will be involved in the construction of the Strathnairn Charity House project and utilise the site as a live learning environment.


Date: Thursday 8th April 2021

Time: 10.30am – 12pm

It is mandatory that all individuals seeking to

participate in this program attend this session.

This is a two-part session broken into:

  1. An information presentation followed by;
  2. A selection session for eligible individuals.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or email

When does the program begin?

Commencing Monday 19th April 2021, this ten week program will run five days per week and be a combination of theory, practical hands-on learning and industry work placement.


This program was made possible through JobTrainer and is a jointly funded initiative of the ACT and Australian Governments. Eligibility criteria applies.

For more information contact:

Shayla from Ginninderry
Ph: 1800 316 900