New Business - Dealer Licensing Requirements Course

Are you starting a new automotive business which requires a dealer’s licence?

We’ll help you get your business started and help you navigate the WA automotive industry.

This 2 day course has been developed specifically for new business owners or people entering automotive retail industry.

Give your business the best chance of success and choose the Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA), the number one choice for West Australian dealerships, training over 350 Sales People, Yard Managers and Dealers each year.

We're the only trainer with decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of the WA Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Nobody knows the WA automotive industry like MTA WA.

Have you asked these questions? We’ve got the answers.

  • How do I start an automotive business in Western Australia?
  • What licence do I need for my business?
  • How do I get a licence?
  • What licence do I need to wreck cars?
  • What licence do I need if I only want to recycle and not sell?
  • I’m buying a new business, how do I get my name on the licence?
  • Where can I get help to know how to complete the paperwork?
  • Do I need a manager's licence once I get my dealer's licence?

If you are entering the automotive industry and this sounds familiar, our 2 day training course is designed for you, to not only supply the answers, but put you on the pathway to realising your dream. With a combination of disciplines from the Salesperson and Yard Manager/Dealer courses the successful student will be fully aware of their obligations under the legislation.

Our trainer, a former dealer and business owner with over 20 years experience, will guide you through the process to understand the laws and develop your business.

About the Course

Topics covered include:

  • Dealers obligations under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973.
  • Dealers Licence Application process.
  • Premises and categories of licenses.
  • Practical completion of legal paperwork.
  • Australian Consumer Laws and the Automotive Dealer.

This course delivers:

  • Enrolment in the online course.
  • 2 attempts at the examination within 30 days of attending the course.
  • 2 days of intensive training with an industry expert who has decades of automotive retail experience, including operating a dealership. 
  • Hard copy of training manual.
  • Training on how to complete industry required forms, as well as hard copies of the forms necessary.
  • Lunch and easy access to free parking.
  • Held at our headquarters in Balcatta.
  • Trainer on call after the course to answer additional questions.
  • Assistance in lodging your licence application with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

We know that it can be confusing working your way through the web of regulation, which is why our industry experts are available every step of the way, to help you with your study, passing the exam and appling to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety for your licence. 

The MTA WA Advantage

When you choose to learn with MTA WA you'll get the MTA WA Advantage:

  • Learn from the people who know the WA automotive industry inside and out, we're your business partner who knows the answer so that you dont have to.
  • Get trained by the WA automotive industry experts - we’ve been supporting the WA automotive industry since 1934.
  • Flexibility to fit study around your commitments.
  • Call during WA business hours and a member of our locally experienced automotive retail team will help.
  • We’ll visit you at your workplace.
  • Industry leading MTA WA course manual and the latest industry forms.
  • Completion Certificate supplied immediately when you pass.
  • Expert help at any stage of the licence application process.

What others have said

“I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course and meeting my trainer face-to-face. My trainer, Tony Bradshaw was amazing and so helpful, friendly and considerate to all. I would recommend this course to anyone.”

Debbie Bryan, Mid City Caravans.

“Your hospitality and the venue were excellent. Also thanks to Tony for his presentation. He is an excellent trainer and manages to keep the course interesting and relevant.”

Cole Trinder, Bran Manager, Truck Centre WA.

“Thanks Sarah and Tony for your fantastic training and accreditation to all of my new team members. The venue, hospitality and course curriculum is first class. All of my staff come back to the dealership richer for the experience as the training provided is detailed, enjoyable and adaptive to all learning styles. An absolute must for anyone in the automotive retail industry”

Stephen Couri, General Manager, Fraser Motorcycle Perth.

Meet the Trainer – Tony Bradshaw

MTA WA Dealer Development Tony Bradshaw first entered the automotive sales industry in 1981. Progressing through the industry in finance and sales roles and operating his own dealerships he’s got an extensive automotive and small business background. Having spent many years delivering sales and administration training for the MTA WA he has an extensive network of members and stakeholders in the industry and is passionate about staff training and business operation systems.

More information

For more information on this course and starting an automotive business in WA contact Tony Bradshaw on 9233 9800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Event Details and Registration

Event Event Date Location Register
New Business 22 Mar 2018 8:30 am Motor Trade Association of WA - Balcatta
New Business 24 May 2018 8:30 am Motor Trade Association of WA - Balcatta
New Business 23 Aug 2018 8:30 am Motor Trade Association of WA - Balcatta
New Business 25 Oct 2018 8:30 am Motor Trade Association of WA - Balcatta

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