MEDIA RELEASE Friday, 9 October 2009 Master Builders launch new service for builders and tradespeople Northern Territorians will now have access to best-practice training provided by the Master Builders Association of NSW, following a new agreement struck by the NT and NSW associations of the Master Builders. “This agreement between our associations will enable Northern Territory builders to have access to the highest quality nationally recognised training available and to enhance their skills and employment prospects,” said Paul Lawrence, Training Manager, Master Builders NSW. Rugby league legend Chris Anderson will today join the NT Training Manager, Jane Carrigan, and Paul Lawrence in launching the initiative. Mr Anderson is a former rugby league player and coach. Achieving success as a Kangaroos and New South Wales Blues representative winger, Mr Anderson later became a coach, taking Australia to World Cup victory. He coached both the Canterbury Bulldogs and Melbourne Storm to premiership wins. Mr Anderson is currently the Master Builders NSW Certificate III training coordinator, providing advice to people on how to get the right qualifications for a career in building. “I’m delighted to be lending my support to this important initiative, which will help people gain the skills to get started in the building industry,” Mr Anderson said. Mr Anderson said that the alliance was in recognition of the current infrastructure works and the bright future of building and construction in the Territory. “Darwin has grown significantly over the previous decade and we are committed to providing the training required to support future growth and prosperity in the region,” Mr Anderson said. Master Builders NSW is a registered training organisation specialising in providing people with the skills required to work in the building industry especially for licensing purposes. “Master Builders provides the training required for tradespeople to obtain their Certificate III in a range of different trades or at a business level within the Certificate IV in Building and Construction. This program is a step towards becoming a licensed builder which is highly regarded throughout the nation,” Mr Lawrence said. Media Welcome Launch of MASTER BUILDERS NT and MASTER BUILDERS NSW Training Initiative 11.00am, Friday, 9 October 2009 Master Builders Association, Corner Winnellie Road and Hickman St, Winnellie, Northern Territory For more information about becoming a builder/contractor contact Master Builders NSW on 1800 451 393 / 08 89229666 or visit www.mbansw.asn.au Media contact: Jim Hanna, Wilkinson PR, 0414 828 629 Master Builders Association of NSW is the leading building and construction industry association and is the only industry body which is representative of the entire industry. The Master Builders has successfully established itself as a flexible, high quality, small volume provider of assessment and training for qualification pathways in the building and construction industry.