This apprenticeship covers the repair of damage to metal, plastic and fibreglass bodywork on vehicles, and the making and forming of vehicle panels using machines or hand tools.
Specifically, the duties involve determining vehicle damage and recommended repair procedure, removing damaged panels, fixing dents, using mechanical and hydraulic equipment to straighten and realign chassis and body frames, and using oxy-acetylene and welding equipment to cut and join replacement sections or damaged panels.
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 Department of Employment, Small Business and Training meet the cost of training. The amount that is contributed will depend on the priority level of the course being undertaken which is periodically reviewed and updated by the Department. In some instances, learners will be required to pay a minimal co-contribution fee which will be 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 www.aapathways.com.au.
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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.