Trade Skills Assessment And Gap Training Program

Fee for Service (non-subsidised program)



Individuals must have the skills and knowledge to assume they can achieve competency for most of the units required for their proposed trade qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Applicants must also express a commitment to gain the entire qualification and meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 6 years’ full-time experience to undertake the trade recognition process for a Certificate III qualification and a minimum of 1 years’ full-time experience to undertake a Certificate II qualification.
  • Not be undertaking a publicly funded apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • Not be registered with any other registered training organisation.


Training and assessment is to be held at an MTA Institute approved automotive workshop. This may be your own workshop, your employer’s workshop and / or MTA Institute’s state of the art automotive workshop – Freeway Office Park, Building 8, 2728 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains.


The nominal duration to complete a Trade Qualification will vary for each individual, depending on the individual’s previous experience (ie. acquired knowledge and skills) and the currency of the individual’s experience.

One or more units of competency, will require gap training and assessment where evidence to support potential competency is weak or perhaps non-existent.


Upon submitting an application along with supporting documentation, the applicant will undergo an interview process with an MTA Institute assessor to gauge the applicant’s level of skills and knowledge. A range of methods will then be applied to gap train and assess the individual. This includes written and oral questions / answers; and demonstration and observation of practical tasks


Course costs will vary, depending on the qualification being undertaken; the amount of gap training that is required and individual circumstances.

$5,000 (maximum) for Certificate III qualifications

$3,000 (maximum) for Certificate II qualifications

Total fees payable by the applicant will be determined once the individual’s application has been approved.


At the MTA Institute you will receive:

  • Flexible, quality training and assessment
  • Face-to-face workplace delivered training – we can come to you
  • Qualified trainers with current industry experience, servicing the majority of Queensland towns and regional areas
  • Training tailored to suit you and your employer’s needs
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework certificate upon competent completion of all assessment requirements


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MTA Institute offers Trade Recognition throughout Queensland in the following qualifications:

Fee for Service (non-subsidised):

  • AUR30320 – Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • AUR30420 – Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology
  • AUR30620 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR30720 – Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology
  • AUR30820 – Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31020 – Certificate III in Automotive Sales (Parts Interpreting)
  • AUR31120 – Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31220 – Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology (Mobile Plant Equipment)
  • AUR32120 – Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology
  • AUR32420 – Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology
  • AUR32518 – Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology
  • AUR20220 – Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology
  • AUR20420 – Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • AUR20920 – Certificate II in Body Repair Technology (Automotive Body Repair)
  • AUR20920 – Certificate II in Body Repair Technology (Automotive Painting)
  • AUR21220 – Certificate II in Underbody Technology (general Underbody Repair
  • AUR21920 – Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Tyres)
  • AUR21920 – Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Tyres)