Apprentice Panel Beater
Panel Beaters repair damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on motor vehicles. Panel beaters perform a variety of tasks to repair damaged vehicles including replacing badly damaged sections with new or second-hand panels; filling panel depressions, then filing grinding and sanding those surfaces; cutting and joining replacement sections, removing damaged panels and parts or handle upholstery and hardware on the vehicles. Panel beaters can work on a variety of jobs and even restore and custom design vintage and other specialty vehicles. The use of heavy duty mechanical, welding and hydraulic equipment is often required, so an understanding of, and ability to adhere to safety requirements is very important.
Motor Trades Association Australia
MTAA is the peak national representative organisation for the retail, service and repair sector of the Australian automotive industry. The Association represents the interests, at the national level, of over 100,000 retail motor trade businesses with a combined turnover of over $160 billion and which employ over 308,000 people. MTAA is therefore the largest ‘stand-alone’ small business association in Australia.