Auto Camp

(School Program)


The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) have developed a non-accredited Auto Camp course for male and female high school students aged between 14-17 years.

Taking place over three days, the Auto Camp will give students hands-on experience in a range of different automotive skills, from new technology such as Hybrid/Electric Vehicles to the principles and maintenance of a vehicle.

Limited to class sizes of 20, this course is a great experience for those that have an interest in electronics, engineering, design or manufacturing.


This is a three day course.

2 – 4 July 2019
24 – 26 September 2019
11-13 December 2019


9:00am to 3:00pm (lunch and morning tea provided)


$275  per person (inc GST) all inclusive

Course Content

  • Automotive Principles and Maintenance
  • Electrical/Electronic Fundamentals
  • Hybrid Battery Electric Technology
  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Collision Repair Technology


The MTA Institute campus, Freeway Office Park, Building 8, 2728 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains.


There are a range of methods used for our training which include written and oral questions / answers, and demonstration and undertaking practical tasks

Entry requirements

  • attending a high school in Queensland
  • be aged 14-17 years
  • students need to have enclosed foot wear / work boots and work trousers / jeans

Consumer Rights

Please access all information in relation to consumer advice, rights and responsibilities at this Queensland Government website.

Read about the success of the previous Auto Camp

Download the Auto Camp Course Flyer Here


Thanks to all staff that was involved in the Auto Camp over the last couple of days. I had one very happy camper that now knows this is the trade for him…at almost 15 and never having shown an interest in much at all and never tinkered with anything either. He felt safe and respected and was so very happy to be treated as an adult and equal. He loved it. He is also a Spectrum child…so it was a huge challenge to go somewhere unfamiliar and be forced to socialise and focus. Much thanks and appreciation.

Heather (Mother of Auto Camp Student)

The course was very well planned and kept us busy. I enjoyed it lots and it gave me an extra insight into what it would be like to work as a mechanic in a workshop.

Zac (Auto Camp Participant, June ’18)

Thank you for Auto Camp. It gave me more interest in the Automotive Industry.

Will(Auto Camp Participant, June ’18)

I really liked the education on all parts of the Auto Camp and I’m really happy I have done this for the experience. Thanks for answering all my questions!

Jordyn (Auto Camp Participant, June ’18)

I loved the course. The trainers listened and answered our questions and were very knowledgeable.

Cody(Auto Camp Participant, June ’18)

Was a good course, rate it 10/10.

Bailey (Auto Camp Participant, June ’18)

All trainers were passionate and inspirational. I thoroughly enjoyed this course.

Jackson(Auto Camp Participant, June ’18)

Very well taught and informative. Useful information presented.

Gabby (Auto Camp Participant, June ’18)

Great experience, widened my knowledge of cars.

Participant (Auto Camp Participant, June ’18)