Rates / Benefits

Here is an outline of what your Master Builder Membership looks like.

Industrial Relations & Human Resources Advice

As a Master Builders member you can access advice and regular updates. Members are assisted with:

  • Wage rates and award provisions
  • Termination of employment policies
  • Redundancy, portable long service and superannuation obligations
  • Employee versus sub-contractor working arrangements
  • and more

Master Builders also offer a Human Resources Manual for purchase:

This comprehensive publication assists construction sector employers dealing with the day to day management of employees and specialist contractors. It allows NT employers to develop suitable workplace policies and procedures for their worksites, while meeting relevant state and federal government employment laws in construction.  Click here to download order form

This document incorporates sample guidelines and policies, as well as standard forms that can be adopted by employers for their own workplaces. It assists with:

  • Recruitment
  • Leave entitlements
  • Induction
  • Record keeping
  • Discrimination and bullying in the workplace
  • Dealing with unions
  • Performance management
  • Discipline and termination of employment
  • Drug and alcohol policy
  • Federal government industrial relations changes

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Member e-bulletins and the Master Builders Magazine

To keep members informed on issues and events in the Building and Construction industry, we produce a weekly information forum, the Master Builders Member e-Bulletin. It covers topics across the building and construction industry and keeps members informed of the services Master Builders Northern Territory offers. Members are welcome to submit articles for this forum at the approval of the Executive Director.


Australian Standards & Building Codes of Australia

The Master Builders Northern Territory is the only licensed reseller of Australian Standards in the Northern Territory on behalf of SAI Global.
Any Standard (not just those relating to the building and construction industry) can be purchased through the Master Builders.

MBANT also offers a 10% discount to all apprentices holding a current Apprentice card.

Master Builders Members receive a 5% discount on ALL standards.

Below is a list of some of the more popular Australian Standards, Codes and Guidelines.

  • AS1596 The Storage + Handling of LP Gas
  • AS3500 SET:2003 Plumbing & Drainage Set
  • AS3806 Compliance Programs
  • AS3000 Wiring Rules
  • AS3017 Electrical Installations-Verification Guidelines
  • AS3008 Electrical Installations-Section of Cables
  • AS4801 OHS Manage Systems-Spec Guidance
  • AS4804 OHS Manage Systems- Principles
  • AS4836 Safe Work Low-Volt Electrical Installation
  • AS5601 Gas Installations
  • AS3760 In-service safety inspection & testing of electrical equip
  • AS1428 SET: 2009 Design for access and mobility
  • AS1428.1 Design for access & mobility-General requirements for access
  • AS1684.3 Residential timber-framed construction – cyclonic areas
  • Other Common Codes and Guidelines
  • Building Code of Australia 2010
  • Home Owners Guide for Termite Management
  • Guide to Internal Wet Area Waterproofing
  • External Area wet Water Proofing

To purchase these or any other Australian Standard, please contact the Master Builders Northern Territory on (08) 8922 9666.

Please note some Australian Standards may need to be ordered in as they are not stocked items, it can take 8-10 business days to arrive.


Industry Training

As a Master Builders member you will have access to accredited training programs to help educate managers, employees, contractors, and supervisors in the building and construction industry such as:

  • Induction Training – “White Card”
  • Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)
  • and more..

We are also able to provide RPL (Recognition of prior learning) for the White Card.


Contractual & Legal Support

Master Builders provides access to a full range of commercial and domestic construction contract documents available for sale to members

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Member Benefits Scheme

Membership of Master Builders entitles you to a host of savings on products and services.

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Promote Your Involvement with Master Builders NT

logoThe Master Builders brand is well established and recognised within the industry. Members are recognised for a commitment to the values of Master Builders across all tiers of the industry.

As a Master Builders member you can use the Master Builder Member Logo to promote your association with Master Builders and to let customers know that you are subject to the obligations of a Master Builders Member.

Feature on Find a Master Builder Member (online promotion)

As a Master Builders member, you will feature on the Master Builder website that attracts more than 2,000 unique visitors a month. This Find a Master Builder Member service directs potential customers straight to your business either via telephone or online.


Reduce Your Risk with Master Builders Insurance Services

The Master Builders Insurance Services team is staffed by local people, who are able to provide expert advice on both your home indemnity requirements and your general insurance needs.  Importantly they understand the needs of businesses in the construction industry and can tailor a package of insurances specifically for you.

“We have engaged the services of the Master Builders Insurance Services since September 2008. Since this time, the MBAIS have provided us with exceptional service in obtaining insurance products for our business. They have thoroughly examined our policies and rectified many areas that cover was not adequate and provided us with options – sometimes at a lower rate! We would have no hesitation in recommending the Master Builders Insurance Team to handle all your insurance needs. Vantage Homes.”

Celebrate Your Successes in the Excellence in Building and Construction Awards

As a Master Builder member you have many opportunities to celebrate industry success through the Master Builders annual awards.

You will have the opportunity to enter the MBANT Excellence in Building and Construction Awards, which celebrates excellence in our Industry. The Awards are presented at the industry’s premier gala evening, held in early August each year.  The 2014 Excellence in Building and Construction Awards were held on the Concert Lawns at SkyCity Darwin.

As a winner of the Northern Territory awards, you also have the opportunity to enter the Master Builders National Awards, held in November each year.


Receive Invitations to Networking Events

As a member you will receive invitations to Master Builders’ strong line-up of networking and information events. They provide a forum to exchange ideas and share knowledge with other members of the industry.

Events cover a broad range of styles and subjects including

  • Power & Water Forums
  • Business Women’s luncheons
  • Product Launches
  • Trade/Information evenings
  • Golf Days
  • Budget Breakfasts
  • Excellence Awards
  • And many more…

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Keep Abreast of Regulatory Changes

As a Master Builders member you will be sent regular updates on changes to Government regulations and policies that affect the Building and Construction Industry in the Northern Territory.

Master Builders’ weekly “e-bulletin” circulars and our Master Builder Magazine ensure that you have timely updates and access to relevant information impacting your business.


Join Colleagues to Support Your Industry

Work with industry colleagues and professional advocacy staff to influence federal, state and local government decision making on issues impacting on your business.

You can nominate to join the Master Builders Council or provide input via our representatives on numerous consultative bodies, such as:

  • Board Member of NT Build (Portable Long Service Leave Board)
  • Board Member and Vice Chairman of NTICN (Northern Territory Industry Capability Network)
  • Board Member of MBAIS (Master Builders Australia Insurance Services)
  • Committee Member of the NT Government Procurement Council
  • Committee Member of the TTALC (NT Govt Territory Taxation Administrative Liasion Committee)
  • Committee Member of the NT Business Council
  • Committee Member Operation Stimulus Reference Group
  • Committee Member SIHIP (Strategic Indigenous Housing Infrastructure Package) Reference Group
  • Committee Member BIRG (Building Industry Reference Group)
  • Committee Member STAC (Senior Territorians Advisory Council)