News & Events

The MTA SA/NT is committed to providing the automotive industry and our members with the most accurate and up-to-date automotive retail, service and repair news through our website, member-only e-news and our Zone and Division meetings held state-wide.

Check out the latest news and all the MTA’s upcoming events (including member-only Zone and Division meetings) and Trainings below!

Public news

Paying your staff correctly

Tuesday 04 August, 2020

Several major companies have been investigated for underpayment of staff, some of whom are facing underpayment claims in the hundreds of millions. Small and medium businesses are being targeted too. Don’t be the next business in the headlines for underpayment wage claims.

This can damage staff morale, culture, your business’s reputation and your bottom line.

Public news

Business Impact of COVID-19 - Next steps to move forward

Tuesday 04 August, 2020

Jeff Neale, Dealer Principal of Paradise Motors shares his experience of dealing with the MTA and a pandemic, and how his business adapted to the rapid changes.

Public news

MTA RTO developing online learning materials to meet popular trend

Monday 03 August, 2020

Coronavirus has been changing delivery styles across the nation. To address the evolving nature of classroom learning, the MTA’s RTO is developing on-line learning for apprentices. This will make us flexible in the way we teach your automotive apprentices in the future, getting them competent in the skills your business needs, quicker.

Public event

Paying Your Staff Correctly

Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Are you paying your staff correctly? Are you sure? One of the most difficult and technical issues facing businesses is making sure their employees are paid correctly! This is a complicated area of industrial law that can have unforgiving consequences for mistakes. Your business needs to ensure you have the skills and expertise to protect your business and Save TIME and MONEY. This workshop will support managers and payroll administrators ...

Public event

Air Conditioning Course - COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED

Monday 10 August, 2020

Prerequisites: All participants MUST be Certificate III Qualified in Mechanical or Body Repair(and be able to provide a Third Party Report to assess RPL) and MUST obtain a trainee or classroom license through ARCtick at after enrolment however prior to commence of training. This three-day course covers AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems “AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems “AURETU005 Retrofit and ...

Members event

Licensed Vehicle Dealers Division AGM

Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Divisional Meetings enable you to participate in discussions with other business owners from your particular industry sector, as well as specialist MTA Staff. They are a valuable way to gain up-to-date information specific to your division and give you the opportunity to input into industry issues and the direction of the MTA. Please put this date in your diary and RSVP online today.