New Scholarship Announced for Automotive Tradies

The Motor Trades Association of Queensland and the MTA Institute (RTO 31529) have announced they will be awarding two full scholarships per year for trade-qualified automotive employees.

The MTA Queensland VET Scholarship will award the recipients a fully funded Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116), which will allow them to progress their career into automotive training.

To be eligible, the recipient must be a Queensland resident, have completed a minimum of five years post-apprenticeship automotive industry experience and have completed a trade in the following automotive areas – Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, Auto Electrical, Motorcycle, Mobile Plant, Agricultural, Parts Interpreting, Outdoor Power Equipment, Automotive Body Repair & Refinishing and Underbody.

The TAE40116 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course is designed to teach the skills and knowledge required to deliver training in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Through the course, participants will learn skills in designing, conducting, and assessing training for the vocational sector, while also receiving knowledge in how to facilitate learning in various conditions and evaluate the impacts of various learning programs.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will meet the qualification requirements necessary to perform training in the VET sector.

MTA Institute General Manager Paul Kulpa has launched the scholarships due to an identified skills shortage in automotive, which has led to an increase in demand for experienced automotive trainers.

“The automotive industry is suffering a massive shortage in skilled trainers, who are needed to educate our future automotive professionals,” said Mr Kulpa.

“The MTA Institute supports career advancement for automotive employees and the launch of this scholarship shows our commitment to progressing the careers of those within the automotive industry, while also addressing the larger skills shortage issue,”

The scholarship is open now and applications close 1 March 2021.

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8 October 2020