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Vehicle Body Builder
Engineering - Fabrication Trade



  • Exciting future with technological change taking over the automotive industry


  • Follow your passion and do something you love


  • Apply now to earn as you learn a Nationally Recognised Trade


A World of Opportunity Awaits



If you love welding, solving problems and learning new skills,

then a career as a Vehicle Body Maker is for you!


About us ...


The Motor Trade Association of South Australia (MTA) is South Australia’s only dedicated automotive industry training provider, delivering apprentices with the skills and industry access to best prepare them for a career as a Vehicle Body Maker.

MTA apprentices are trained by industry, for industry, this means you learn the skills that are needed in the modern workshop including practical hands on assessments.

We train over 900 apprentices and employ over 500 automotive apprentices across a range of automotive trades producing the qualified technicians of the future.


About the role …


There’s an industry need for qualified Vehicle Body Makers which means more post apprenticeship opportunities than ever for young people wanting to get their start in the automotive industry.  


Successful applicants will commence the MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade qualification.


This role would be suited to a person who is interested in making, modifying and repairing vehicle body components and structures, and finding innovative engineering solutions.


Vehicle Body Makers can be found in a range of workplaces and industries including dealerships, councils, mining and manufacturing to name a few. They also work on all types of vehicles ranging from truck trailer and mining equipment fabrication, modification and repair through to heavy vehicle manufacturing. 


Duties include: 

  • Production of metal (ferrous and non-ferrous) vehicle bodies and accessories 
  • Use of a range of tools including welding, thermal cutting equipment and hand and power tools
  • Perform engineering measurements and computations
  • Interpret technical drawings and work with CAD software and machinery

This is a four-year apprenticeship, although a competency-based training approach allows for possible earlier completion.


About you …


You enjoy building things and love solving problems. Nothing makes you happier than putting you creativity and problem solving skills to work!


You are someone who has excellent attention to detail, a willingness to learn and is self-motivated to perform!


You are reliable and committed to seeing this apprenticeship through from commencement to completion.


To be successful in this role you need the following: 


Essential skills & competencies:

  • Experience with hand/power tools
  • Passion for the Motor Industry
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to follow instructions, processes and procedures
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills 
  • Friendly and have a great personality

Essential requirements:

  • Completion of year 10 or higher
  • Successful completion of MTA's pre-selection test which can be conducted at our Training and Employment Centre or Online
  • Provisional Drivers Licence

If successful, you would be employed by the MTA and would undertake your training through TAFE SA (RTO Code 41026).


If you're over 21 years old, please read MTA's Adult Apprenticeship Policy prior to completing an application.


If you have experience in the automotive industry but not the qualifications, you may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning



Take the first step to a successful career in one of the most cutting edge industries today and apply now for a Vehicle Body Making Apprenticeship!


We are not asking for a resume from you. Simply complete the application process by clicking the Apply Now button and we’ll be in touch.





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