School-Based Apprenticeships

A School-Based Apprenticeship is a part-time apprenticeship that allows you to start your vocational training, earn a wage and get hands-on experience while finishing school.

You can commence in Years 11 or 12, and can count it towards your SACE.

What does an MTA Australian School-Based Apprenticeship involve?

An MTA School-Based Apprenticeship is a combination of:

  • paid employment with a business/host employer in the automotive industry
  • vocational training at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • core SACE secondary subjects at school.

What are the benefits of starting a School-Based Apprenticeship?

  • Earn while you learn
  • Start your apprenticeship early
  • Turn your passion into a career
  • Get hands-on experience whilst finishing school
  • Work towards completing a nationally-recognised trade qualification.

What are the benefits of obtaining a school-based apprenticeship with the MTA?

  • We find you a host employer through our industry contacts
  • Your uniform (work clothes) and PPE is provided by us
  • Regular visits from your dedicated field officer to provide ongoing support throughout your training and in your workplace
  • Access to qualified and experienced mentors to provide access to social and support services
  • First-class training at our industry-led facility.

Not quite sure if it’s for you?

The MTA also offers work experience through our industry partners across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia in a variety of trades, including:

  • mechanical (across light vehicle, heavy vehicle, agricultural, mobile plant, motorcycles, marine and more)
  • vehicle painting
  • body repair
  • auto parts interpreting.

Not sure which Automotive Career is right for you?

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

To enquire about MTA apprenticeships, complete our enquiry form, call 8241 0522 or email