About MTA - Teaching resources that make the difference

About us

Modern Teaching Aids, helping educators to make the difference for over 65 years

With over 27,000 world leading products online and in stock, we’ve been Australia and New Zealand’s first choice for teaching resources since 1956. Every day, we walk into early childhood centres and classrooms to identify the needs of educators so we can tailor the right resources to the right learning outcomes. With educational expertise and passion in equal measure, we work hard to help every child and educator shine. It’s all about supporting you to make a difference every day.
Why partner with MTA?
Choice
We curate a range of global and local resources from quality education brands to empower teaching from early years to high school.
Quality and safety
We rigorously test to ensure the highest quality of educational resources and offer a 12-month warranty on every single one.
Curriculum inspiration
We source amazing curriculum-aligned resources, then support teachers and educators with ideas and inspiration to use them.
Innovative products
We help you stay ahead, working with partners to develop new resources and creating our own world-class MTA branded products.
Customer support
With the biggest educational sales force and customer service team around, we clock up over 30,000 customer visits each year. We’re here to help.
Social responsibility
We’re committed to safe, respectful working environments and sourcing sustainable options in products, operations and delivery.
We’re a passionate team who absolutely love what we do!
From our dedicated Product Category Managers to our large Customer Service team with the longest opening hours in the industry, to the Warehouse team who pick and pack your orders, our goal is to offer you the best resources and most personal service.
Product Development team
What we do is provide educators with the best choice of quality educational brands, equipment & resources, and we develop resources based on your feedback and the advice and input from our team of local educators. We know that education is your specialty, making it easier is ours!
National Sales team
Our sales team make over 30,000 personal visits each year and between them have over 200 years at MTA. Your MTA Sales Rep lives locally so call for your appointment today.
Customer Service team
This Sydney-based team really knows our products inside and out. They are super friendly, helpful and have spent a great deal of time with all of our products. You won't be connected to an overseas call centre or be bombarded with complex terminology. Our team look forward to assisting you with product advice or clarifications about your order, because they love our products too.
We partner with The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program
MTA is proud to be a partner of The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program that helps break the cycle of disadvantage through the power of education. The Smith Family is one of Australia’s largest children’s charities providing targeted, long-term support for the education of children in need. They are constantly expanding career education programs, providing even more opportunities to help students transition from school, tertiary education or training into the workforce.
We’re committed to a sustainable future
MTA is committed to making a positive difference and actively contributing to a better world. We are taking steps in our sustainability journey including founding membership of APCO, adopting an Ethical Sourcing Policy and implementing a comprehensive program to address the risks of modern slavery in our supply chains. We have an increasing range of sustainable products, are committed to sustainable packaging and reducing our carbon footprint.
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Key partnerships
Key sponsorships
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
We’ve taken a number of steps to improve our operations and optimise the way we move into the future. ISO certification is an internationally recognised quality management system and is found in only highly efficient organisations that make a commitment to continual improvement. We look forward to moving into a future in a more efficient, professional and friendly manner, serving more customers with a product that will continue to increase in its quality.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
As a responsible supplier of a wide range of education resources, we are actively interested in the environment and the wider community we live in. We have been recognised for our commitment to minimise our environmental impact and are internationally accredited with ISO 14001 certificate. As a customer of Modern Teaching Aids, you are buying from a supplier that has the highest environmental policies and certifications in place.