Apprentice Spray Painter
Spray Painters prepare the surfaces of vehicles for painting (including matching and mixing paint colours) and apply paint. To do this, Spray Painters perform a series of tasks that include removing rough spots on vehicle panels; sanding surfaces by hand and with power sanders; masking areas not to be painted with tape and paper; colour matching and mixing paints to match paint shades and selecting pre-mixed paint. Painting is done by applying primer and finishing coats using spray-guns, after which vehicles are polished and buffed and sometimes treated with rust-proofing chemicals. The use of chemicals and machinery is involved, 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.