Careers & Training

Applications now open for VET Trainer scholarship


Queensland-based heavy vehicle technicians now have the chance to win a scholarship to undertake a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40122), valued at over $3000.

The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) has two slots up for grabs, with applications for the latest round closing on February 29.

The program was launched in 2021 to help address the industry’s skill shortage, and in each round one female and one male candidate is given the chance to undertake the highly sought-after course and take the next step in their career.

Designed to teach the skills and knowledge required to deliver training in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, participants will learn skills in designing, conducting, and assessing, while also receiving knowledge on how to facilitate and evaluate the impacts of various learning programs.

Rhys Purkis, a light vehicle mechanic, currently completing his second qualification in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology with Western Truck Group in Rockhampton, was one of the most recent recipients.

Having mentored many apprentices in his role, Purkis has developed an enthusiasm for helping his team progress and hopes to use the TAE to further hone his skills.

“MTA Queensland is extremely proud to continue offering our VET Trainer scholarship program in 2024,” said MTA Group CEO Rod Camm.

“These scholarships provide a fantastic opportunity for industry professionals to grow their knowledge and skillset.”

The scholarship is open to all Queensland-based, trade-qualified automotive professionals who possess at least five years’ post-apprenticeship experience in any of the following automotive areas: light vehicle, heavy vehicle, auto electrical, motorcycle, mobile plant, agricultural, parts interpreting, outdoor power equipment, automotive body repair and refinishing, and underbody.

To check eligibility criteria, and to nominate someone for the scholarship, click here.

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