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Supporting women to achieve VET-based careers


Master Builders Australia (Master Builders) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations’ (the Department) Supporting women to achieve VET-based careers discussion paper.

Master Builders recommends that the Department focuses on initiatives like Women Building Australia that provide support and guidance to women in VET-based careers. Developing a network and having the ability to access a mentor to set and meet career goals empowers women and encourages their participation in this sector. Furthermore, the Department must ensure that there is better access to affordable and reliable childcare, paid maternity leave, paid carers leave and continuing superannuation so women do not feel they must make a choice between motherhood and a career in building and construction.

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