To be recognised as a trainee salesperson you must be employed by a licensed motor vehicle dealer. You must also have:
- Submitted an application for a salesperson’s licence to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
- Paid the applicable licence fee.
- Submitted to the department a National Police Certificate with your application.
- Provided evidence to the department with your application that you are enrolled in the MTAWA Salesperson Licensing Requirements Course with any of the following providers:
As a trainee salesperson, you may undertake only the following activities under supervision:
- Meeting and greeting customers and surveying or discussing customer needs.
- Recording customers’ personal details for the purposes of introducing customers to licensed salespersons.
- Showing vehicles to customers on the licensed premises of the dealer that is your employer.
- Taking customers for vehicle demonstration drives but only in the company of a licensed salesperson.
As a trainee salesperson, you are not permitted to:
- Negotiate with customers for the sale or purchase of vehicles.
- Write up sales contracts.
- In the event that your application for a salesperson’s licence is not successful, the trainee arrangement cannot continue.
- The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recommends that motor vehicle dealers employing trainee salespersons enter into an agreement with each trainee clearly delineating the scope of their duties. A suggested format for the agreement has been provided.
These arrangements were made in consultation with the Motor Trade Association of WA.