ALMOST 40,000 automotive technicians are needed to fill vacant jobs in Australia, highlighting the increasing difficulty of attracting employees to the Australian automotive business, according to recruitment specialist Motor Staff.
Ford has revealed the Mustang is to set to take its place on the grid for the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The Mustang will make its Australian track debut at the first round of the Supercars Series in March 2019 at the Adelaide 500. Ford Australia and Ford Performance are working with DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing in homologation of Mustang for competition next year, as the Supercars Series enables two-door coupes entry into the nation’s most popular series for the first time since its inception in 1997.
PwC’s Skills for Australia is currently undertaking a project to understand whether Wheel Alignments should be a Certificate II or Certificate III level activity
Review: Automotive Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (including FY 18/19 Cases for Change)
Gemma Hartwig’s earliest recollections are of tinkering away on machinery at the family farm in Dalby. With her uncle, grandfather and great grandfather all working in mechanical trades, becoming a diesel fitter wasn’t just a career choice,…
The Queensland Government has committed to ensuring young Queenslanders have access to the training and skills they need to build a career. Free training courses are available to year 12 graduates who enrol in a high priority qualification…
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Queensland Training Awards - nominations close Friday 2 March 2018.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is proud to present the 3rd Women on Tools breakfast.
The Gold Coast 600. It’s the 13th event on the Supercars calendar and one of the most spectacular.
It has been nearly 70 years since the Holden 48-215 – better known, perhaps, as the FX – debuted on Australian roads
Cody Maroske is one of Sprintcars rising stars
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Part of winning the Apprentice of the Year accolade was the opportunity to work with the Triple Eight Race Engineering Team Vortex at the Townsville round of the Supercars Championship.
MTA Queensland members, and apprentices of MTA Institute, were treated to a close encounter with motorsport legend Craig Lowndes in the run-up to last month’s Watpac Townsville 400.
From July 1st, 2017, automotive businesses who employee apprentices will be able to claim a discount on their premium once their policy in renewed.
To a fanfare of ear-splitting, roaring engines and gentle clinking of wine glasses, the MTAQ Racing Team was officially launched at the beginning of May at a party held at the MTA Queensland HQ - the Sir Jack Brabham Automotive Centre of Excellence.
Read MTA Queensland's full summary of the 2017 Federal Budget.
Queensland’s automotive peak industry body, the Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) begins a new chapter in the long history of the Association as it takes part, for the first time, in the fast and furious world of Motorsport.
MTA Institute are pleased to offer MTAI students huge savings on a series of SP Tools.
Motor Trades Association Institute (MTA Institute) is now offering Trade Recognition for skilled and experienced individuals working in the automotive industry with the purpose of gaining a formal Trade Qualification.
Trade apprenticeships have long been proven as providing successful benefits to workplaces, including ideas, strategies, and efficient movement of workload.
The MTAQ Racing Team is currently seeking expressions of interest for Five MTA Institute (MTAI) apprentices or MTA Queensland (MTAQ) members to join the support crew for the 2017 Hyundai Series X3 Cup.
Investing in training through apprenticeships or traineeships is a steel-fast way for improving a business.
Nominations are now open!
Employing an apprentice in your automotive business has many rewards
High school females learn the about the opportunities in the automotive industry
The Auto Initiation course delivers knowledge and skills for the automotive industry
MTA Institute is forging ahead with skill development to align with emerging technologies
The Tesla Roadster Sport is a beautiful car. The all-electric, two-door speedster is quick too. Capable of 0-100km/h in under 4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 210km/h, the power generated from its monstrous battery pack and three-phase four pole AC induction motor is extraordinary.
The first of the growing one make racing series' 14 rounds will take place at Sydney Motorsport Park on 21 February. The full field of Nissan Pulsar race cars will be fitted with Toyo Tires Proxes R888R semi-slick tyres, the tyre maker's most advanced road-legal motorsport offering.
The ambition of Belgian entrepreneur Guido Dumarey to keep the Commodore, and the Adelaide factory in which it is built, from being consigned to history has received support from Christopher Pyne, the Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science.
BMW Group Australia will introduce three new vehicles to the BMW M3 and M4 family, confirming the arrival of the M3 and M4 Competition range from the second half of the year.
The "most liked" tyre brand globally on Facebook, Nitto Tyres, has relaunched in Australia with the announcement of a new nationwide distribution channel and a new website.