Changes to MVR regulations - Motor vehicle industry bulletin 15

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29 September 2022

Changes to MVR regulations

On Saturday 24 September 2022, three changes to the Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations came into effect to:

  • Introduce a new repair class for ‘wheel aligning, steering and suspension work’.
  • Remove the ‘driveline and transmission work’ class.
  • Update qualifications added to the AUR Training Package in 2020.

This bulletin outlines the amendments for repairers.

Wheel aligning, steering and suspension work (WSS)

This new class will allow repairers to inspect, service or replace the steering system or suspension system; and balance a wheel or align the wheels. Repairers applying for the new WSS class will need to have completed the following units:

  • AURAEA002 - Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace;
  • AURASA102 - Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace;
  • AURATA001 - Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes;
  • AURTTD002 - Inspect and service steering systems;
  • AURTTD004 - Inspect and service suspension systems;
  • AURTTJ011 - Balance wheels and tyres; and
  • Either:
    • AURLTD106 - Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations; or
    • AURHTD104 - Carry out heavy vehicle wheel alignment operations.

You can complete the units as part of one of the following qualifications:

  • Certificate II in Automotive Steering and Suspension System Technology (AUR21820);
  • Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (AUR20520); or
  • Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology (AUR21920).

The new WSS class does not allow the repair of steering and suspension systems. These types of repair work were included in the class of steering, suspension and wheel aligning work (SSW), which is no longer available. You can continue to repair steering and suspension systems if you already hold the SSW class.

The new scope of the WSS class will only apply to repairers who have this class added to their repairer’s certificate after 24 September 2022.

Driveline and transmission work class (DTW)

DTW is being deleted because there is no longer enough demand for this repair class. Repairers currently certified in DTW, or one of the previous driveline or transmission classes, can continue to carry out this work.

Our Changes to motor vehicle repair work classes page has more information about the classes which are no longer available.

More information

You can visit our Changes to motor vehicle repairers regulations page for more information.

If you have questions about the changes contact Consumer Protection's Contact Centre on 1300 30 40 54.

Consumer Protection
Last updated 29 Sep 2022

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