VICROADS LICENSED VEHICLE TESTER COURSES
Kangan Institute has been delivering VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Tester Courses since 1994
VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Tester Courses train and certify motor mechanics in the testing of vehicles so that they meet minimum safety requirements.
A Certificate of Roadworthiness is issued to ensure that when vehicles are sold or transferred, they meet a consistent level of safety for use on our roads.
For the purpose of testing, vehicles are categorised as follows:
• Light Vehicle – Vehicles and trailers under 4.5 Tons Gross Vehicle Mass GMV
• Heavy Vehicle – Vehicles and trailers over 4.5 Tons Gross Vehicle Mass GMV
• Light bus – Buses under 4.5 Tons Gross Vehicle Mass GMV, up to 10 passengers plus the driver
• Heavy Bus – Buses over 4.5 Tons Gross Vehicle Mass GMV
Each category requires an individual approval process from VicRoads. To become a VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Tester, businesses must meet several requirements which include:
• A physical check of the premises
• Staff qualifications (to ensure mechanical qualifications in the above areas)
• Undertaking of a VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Tester course
A vehicle requires a Certificate of Roadworthiness when it is sold, transferred or has been issued with a defect notice (a defect notice is issued when police, VicRoads or the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator deems a vehicle unsafe to drive).
For any of the above, the vehicle must pass a Certificate of Roadworthiness Inspection.
Currently there are approximately 2,500 businesses approved to represent VicRoads as Licensed Vehicle Testers in Victoria.
Within these businesses, there are approximately 10,000 qualified mechanics who have completed the VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Tester Courses. VicRoads has Licensed Vehicle Testers operating in convenient locations throughout Victoria.
For businesses, VicRoads accreditation can provide a positive revenue stream. Businesses charge fees for the Certificate of Roadworthiness inspection as well as for repairs that may be required to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum safety requirements.
Kangan Institute has been delivering VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Tester Courses since 1994. Kangan Institute delivers all VicRoads courses from its convenient Automotive Centre of Excellence campus at Docklands, online, as well as in the workplace.
For further information about VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Tester Courses at Kangan Institute, please visit www.kangan.edu.au/auto