About Us

The MTA is the only employer based organisation dedicated to protecting and growing South Australia and the Northern Territory’s automotive retail, service and repair industry.

MTA SA/NT provide automotive industry tailored Workplace Relations training and support. We are also the peak South Australian automotive apprentice employment and training body for the motor trade industry.

The automotive industry is one of the most exciting and innovative industry sectors in the world today and the MTA SA/NT plays an active role in ensuring our members and community are well placed to benefit from this.

The automotive industry in South Australia and the Northern Territory is worth almost $3 billion to the economy and provides direct employment to 33,000 South Australians and Territorians.

With more than 1,200 members, the MTA SA/NT is your trusted source for Work Health and Safety, Industry Relations, Government Advocacy, Training and Employment and industry information.

Members abide by a strict Customer Promise to ensure they are trusted professionals in the industry.

Our Group Training Scheme is also the peak automotive apprentice employment and training body for the motor trade industry, employing around 500 apprentices and trainees in South Australia.

Our Vision

To be the respected leader in quality advocacy, training and services for the automotive industry.

Our Mission

To protect and grow the automotive retail, service and repair industry through the best trained people and member services.


The MTA SA/NT acts as an industry partner, supporting businesses through:

  • Workplace Training
  • WHS & HR Auditing
  • Advice and representation
  • Advocacy
  • Print & stationery support
  • Drug testing
  • Environmental Accreditation

To learn more about becoming a member and member services click here, call 8291 2000 or email yourmta@mtasant.com.au.


The MTA employs apprentices in a number of automotive trades in South Australia, for more information about our apprenticeships click here.

We also deliver accredited and non-accredited upskilling training and non-accredited Industrial Relations training for the automotive industry in South Australia. For a full list of our training courses click here.

To enquire about MTA apprenticeships and training call 8241 0522 or email mta@mtasant.com.au.