Automotive Electricians install, maintain and diagnose faults, and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment in cars, trucks, caravans, trailers, earthmoving and agricultural equipment and boats.

Specifically, they diagnose, service and repair faults on electronically controlled vehicle systems such as electronic fuel injection and ignition, anti-lock braking, cruise control and automatic transmissions. In addition, they test, replace, recondition and install equipment such as generators, alternators, starter motors and batteries. They also repair or replace faulty ignitions, electrical wiring, fuses, lamps and switches and use specialised electrical tools and machines.


Employer’s workshop and/or the MTA Institute campus, Freeway Office Park, Building 8, 2728 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains.


The nominal duration to complete this competency based apprenticeship is 4 years full time. This duration is proportionately increased for part-time and school-based arrangements. The MTA Institute’s flexible training model takes into account the learner’s skills and knowledge acquired through previous training and experience. This may lead to a reduction in the time required to complete this apprenticeship.


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


All apprenticeship entry requirements are available at the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.


At the MTA Institute you will receive:

  • Flexible, quality training and assessment
  • Face-to-face workplace delivered training – we 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


In most cases the Queensland Government meets the cost of training. This means that neither the employer nor the apprentice pay for the training component of the Apprenticeship. However, learners may be required to pay a minimal Government contribution fee determined on an individual basis prior to enrolment.

An employer of an apprentice may be eligible for Commonwealth incentives. For further information contact Australian Apprenticeship Pathways on 1800 338 022 or go to their website


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


Contact us at [email protected] or alternatively please contact one of the Australian Apprentice Support Network (AASN) providers on the  Australian Apprenticeships Government website.

Commencement usually occurs within 28 days of enrolment.