News & Events

The MTA SA/NT is committed to providing the automotive industry and our members with the most accurate and up-to-date automotive retail, service and repair news through our website, member-only e-news and our Zone and Division meetings held state-wide.

Check out the latest news and all the MTA’s upcoming events (including member-only Zone and Division meetings) and Trainings below!

Public news

Road Safety should be prioritised as further delays announced to the HVIS

Thursday 04 June, 2020

The MTA is disappointed in today’s announcement that the State Government has been unable to award a tender for Stage Two of the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme (HVIS).

Public news

WH&S and Worker’s Compensation claims arising from COVID-19

Thursday 21 May, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, WH&S obligations continue to apply. Risk assessment and management should continue, with a focus on managing COVI-19 hygiene and distancing requirements. The primary duty remains in place, to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the health and safety of workers, clients, visitors, customers and volunteers in the workplace is not put at risk from the conduct of the business or undertaking.

If an employee falls sick with COVID-19, then a claim may arise under worker’s compensation if the illness was contracted arising from or in the course of employment. If the employee is treated as an in-patient in hospital for any duration, then the incident may also need to be reported to SafeWork SA or WorkSafe NT.

Public news

Pitfalls of Flexible Working Arrangements

Thursday 21 May, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis begins to ease and lose some urgency, employees are beginning to question actions taken by employers around flexible work arrangements, under by agreement, under the Fair Work Act, under JobKeeper, or under Award variations.

Push back from employees includes refusing to attend work when directed, seeking to stay at home on JobKeeper, or seeking their annual leave to be restored where taken by agreement or direction.

Public event

Service Station AGM

Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Divisional Meetings enable you to participate in discussions with other business owners from your particular industry sector, as well as specialist MTA Staff. They are a valuable way to gain up-to-date information specific to your division and give you the opportunity to input into industry issues and the direction of the MTA. Please put this date in your diary and RSVP online today.

Public event

HEV & BEV Training - Night Course

Tuesday 09 June, 2020

AURETH3001Depower battery electric vehicles AURETH4011Deactivate and reinitialise power supply in hybrid electric vehicles This night time course is held over two nights and covers safety precautions when working with HEV/BEV systems, covers high voltage, isolation and vehicle shutdown procedures and an overview of HEV/BEV systems. This course is ideal for crash repairers and dismantlers

Public event

Air Conditioning Course

Tuesday 09 June, 2020

Prerequisites: All participants MUST be Certificate III Qualified in Mechanical or Body Repair(and be able to provide a Third Party Report to assess RPL) and MUST obtain a trainee or classroom license through ARCtick at www.arctick.org after enrolment however prior to commence of training. This three-day course covers AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems “AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems “AURETU005 Retrofit and ...