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MTA Automotive Apprenticeships

A World of Opportunity Awaits for People Passionate about the Automotive Industry

There has never been a more exciting time to join the world’s most innovative industry sector!

The MTA’s Automotive Apprenticeships are paid jobs that give you practical skills, real-world experience and access to the latest technology to prepare you for a successful and rewarding career in the automotive industry.

The rapid change in automotive technology, including the introduction of hybrid/electric and autonomous vehicles, means that our apprentices work in high technology environments with some of the leading brands and businesses not only in South Australia - but the world.

Our apprentices also have the opportunity to work with Australian Supercar Teams at the Adelaide 500 as part of our Motorsport Repair Team to help keep the racing on track!

The urgent need for qualified technicians means there are more opportunities than ever for young people wanting to get their start in the automotive industry. As the industry’s peak body, the MTA is the key to ensuring that the hiring needs of automotive businesses are reflected in our delivery of the relevent Nationally Recognised Training Package.

Our training is delivered by people with extensive and current experience in the industry at the MTA’s dedicated Training and Employment Centre, and the MTA’s field officers meet regularly with our apprentices face to face to ensure that you have the support you need to succeed.

We are Hiring Today for Apprenticeships including:

Junior Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician


Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

With over a million new cars sold each year there is enormous demand for qualified light vehicle technicians to service, repair and maintain them.

Our light vehicle apprentices work in vehicle dealerships, automotive repair workshops, engineering companies and government departments with vehicle workshops to keep our vehicle fleet on the road.

Junior Apprentice Automotive Refinishing Technician


Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

The first thing people notice about a car is how it looks. Refinishing technicians are vital to ensuring that a vehicle makes the right first impression whether it’s on the street or the racetrack.

Our automotive refinishing apprentices work in collision repair and custom refinishing businesses, with the latest equipment, to give vehicle’s that something extra.

Junior Apprentice Body Repair Technician


Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

If a vehicle is involved in collision, you want to know that it has been repaired to the very highest standard possible. Body Repair Technicians make sure that vehicles involved in collisions receive high quality body repairs to enable customers to get on the road again.

Our body repair technicians work with and learn from the best collision repairers in the business in modern efficient workshops equipped with the latest technology and working with a range of materials including metal, plastic, and fibreglass.

Junior Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Commercial Technician


Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Commercial Heavy Vehicles are essential for creating jobs and growing businesses in South Australia. Keeping them on the road requires skilled technicians to ensure they are safe and continue to operate when they are needed.

Our heavy vehicle apprentices work in dealerships, repairers, local government and can go on to work in a range of industries including mining and construction in both regional and metropolitan locations.

Apply now and start your automotive career today with MTA Automotive Training and Employment services!

Not sure which automotive career is right for you?

Just call 08 8241 0522 and we will happily talk you through the details of each apprenticeship to help you decide.


  • Year 10 or higher
  • Successful completion of MTA's pre-selection test which can be conducted at our Training and Employment Centre or Online
  • Provisional Drivers Licence
RTO No.2293
Date Posted
Trades & Services
Adelaide, SA 5000
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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