Automotive Apprenticeships

The MTA is South Australia’s only dedicated automotive industry training provider, delivering apprentices with the skills, training and industry access to best prepare them for a career as a motor mechanic, diesel mechanic, panel beater, vehicle painter or other automotive apprentice.

Apply for an apprenticeship today!

As South Australia's only dedicated automotive industry training provider, the MTA gives you the skills, training and industry access to prepare you for your automotive career.

MTA's Automotive Apprenticeships are coordinated at our advanced Training & Employment Centre at Royal Park.

There are two ways you can complete your qualification with the MTA:

  • Become employed by us and we'll find you a host business for you to work for.
  • Gain an apprenticeship on your own and do your training at South Australia's most progressive automotive training facility.

Staff from our Group Training Organisation can act as a third party for the MTA Registered Training Organisation and undertake approved student recruitment.

If you're over 21 years old, please read MTA's Adult Apprenticeship Policy prior to completing an application.

If you have experience in the automotive industry but not the qualifications, you may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning.

Learn more about the opportunities available!

Delivery mode:

  • On the job training is delivered at your Host Employer.
  • Off the job training is undertaken at MTA Group Training Scheme Inc's Registered Training Organisation at Royal Park.

Course locations:

  • Royal Park: 3 Frederick Road, Royal Park (Adelaide), SA 5014
  • Cleve: 33-35 Fourth Street, Cleve, SA 5640
  • Bordertown: 4 McLellan Road, Bordertown, SA 5268

Not sure which automotive career is right for you?

We're happy to talk through the details of each trade to help you decide.

Want to find out more?

To enquire about MTA apprenticeships contact us on 8241 0522 or email

Join the MTA's Apprenticeships Facebook page here.

Got an interview?

If you successfully gain an interview with the MTA, you will be asked to bring your resume and complete a brief Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment.

Don't have a resume? You can use this template to help guide you through the process.

Want to prepare? Follow this link to practice for the assessment.

Graduation and Awards Ceremony

Completing your apprenticeship with the MTA is a significant achievement and each year we hold a Graduation and Awards Ceremony to celebrate our graduating apprentices. Click here for more information.

I found the MTA trainers to be excellent!
They all have solid teaching methods and are passionate about getting you to succeed.

Dale Hawke
Automotive Apprentice

Motorsport Repair Team

Every year, MTA apprentices have the opportunity to be involved in an exciting, hands-on role at Adelaide 500 as part of the Motorsport Repair Team. Either in pit lane with a Supercar Team or working on vehicles from other race categories, our apprentices are exposed to the action of top level car racing.

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