School Programs

The MTA is the leading industry body for the automotive sector in South Australia and Northern Territory. Our staff hold the real-world knowledge and expertise to confidently deliver immersion activities and programs for high school students across the State*.

Whether it’s imparting essential life skills, providing work experience opportunities or informing teens on their future career choice; the MTA has the automotive answer for you.

Intro to Auto

Intro to Auto is a three-hour program designed for Year 10, 11 and 12 students who are new to the road. The session covers key skills around the purchase and upkeep of a vehicle.

Our interactive workshop includes practical demonstrations, such as how to:

  • change a tyre
  • check basic fluid levels and other vehicle maintenance tips
  • jump start a vehicle
  • reset tyre pressure
  • spot damage to vehicles
  • identify odometer tampering.

Students will also learn about basic vehicle technology, ask any tricky automotive questions and have the opportunity to experience vehicle painting through virtual reality.

This program can be conducted either at your school or at the MTA Automotive Skills & Careers Centre at Royal Park, with all PPE provided at both. Female-only sessions are also available.

Career Presentations and Automotive Demonstrations

Want to inform your students about the world of opportunity in the automotive industry? The MTA deliver presentations and demonstrations sharing the variety of opportunities on offer – automotive involves more than mechanics!

Students will hear about the variety of career types – from vehicle painting to parts interpreting – and understand the skills required to excel in this ever-changing industry with the rise of new technologies.
The interactive automotive demonstrations include:

  • virtual reality vehicle painting
  • an exposed brake pad system
  • the mobile pit stop.


Work Experience

Got a student interested in a trade, but not sure where to start?

Through our industry partners, we can assist in providing work experience for students across 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.

Opportunities are available now across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.


School Based Apprenticeships

To find out more about School Based Apprenticeships, click here.

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*Activities only available in South Australia.