Motor vehicle repair business licensed activities

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Licence holdersMotor industry

The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) licensed motor vehicle repair business is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under JobPass, you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below. 

If you need to apply for a WA licence more information is available on the Motor vehicle repairers' licensing kit page.

Licence Identifier: MRB00 – MRB0000

Scope of work

Owner of a motor vehicle repair business, a self-employed motor vehicle repairer or a mobile repair business.

Licensees must be able to perform activities from the classes of work, and therefore be a certified repairer themselves, or have a certified repairer who can, to carry out the class of repair work.

The classes are:

Codes for licensed motor vehicle repair work

Pre 25 September 2021

 

From 25 September 2021

Code

Description

 

Code

Description

ACW

Air conditioning work

 

ACW

Air conditioning work

BBW

Body building work

 

BBW

Body building work

BRW

Brake work

 

BRW

Brake work

CSW

Cooling system work

 

CSW

Cooling system work

CHR

Cylinder head reconditioning work

 

DSW

Diesel work

DFW

Diesel fitting work

 

DTW

Driveline and transmission work

DFE

Diesel fuel and engine work

 

EAF

Electrical accessory work

DSR

Driveline servicing and repairing work

 

ELW

Electrical work

DRW

Driveline work

 

ERW

Engine reconditioning work

EAF

Electrical accessory work

 

GLW

Glazing work

ELW

Electrical work

 

HVS

Heavy vehicle servicing work

ERW

Engine reconditioning work

 

HVW

Heavy vehicle work

ESW

Exhaust system work

 

LVS

Light vehicle servicing work

GLW

Glazing work

 

LVW

Light vehicle work

HVS

Heavy vehicle servicing work

 

LSW

Locksmith

HVW

Heavy vehicle work

 

MAF

Mechanical accessory fitting work

LVS

Light vehicle servicing work

 

MCS

Motor cycle servicing work

LVW

Light vehicle work

 

MCW

Motor cycle work

MAF

Mechanical accessory fitting work

 

PAW

Painting work

MCS

Motor cycle servicing work

 

PBW

Panel beating work

MCW

Motor cycle work

 

TRI

Trimming work

PAW

Painting work

 

TFW

Tyre fitting work

PBW

Panel beating work

 

UNW

Underbody work

SSW

Steering, suspension and wheel alignment work

 

 

TRW

Transmission work

 

TRI

Trimming work

 

TFH

Tyre fitting (heavy) work

 

TFL

Tyre fitting (light) work

 

UNW

Underbody work

 

 

Specific activities

Repair work is defined as:

  • examining motor vehicles;
  • diagnosing and detecting faults in motor vehicles;
  • adjusting, servicing and maintaining motor vehicles;
  • overhauling motor vehicles;
  • replacing components of motor vehicles;
  • modifying and altering motor vehicles; and
  • painting or treating the surfaces of motor vehicles.

Does not include:

  • vehicle washing and cleaning services;
  • fabricating, repairing, replacing or otherwise working on a seat or any interior lining or floor covering in a motor vehicle;
  • repairing and installing refrigeration units in trailers;
  • repairing and installing fridges, stoves, sinks, toilets and other furnishings in vehicle;
  • repairing and installing equipment such as cranes, concrete mixers, welders and other industrial equipment fixed to vehicles;
  • repairing or otherwise working on an accessory that does not affect the performance, safety or security of the motor vehicle;
  • removal or dismantling only parts by wreckers; and
  • window tinting.

WA requirements

To get a WA licence

  • Must have a prescribed qualification or equivalent knowledge
  • Must have an Australian police check
  • Must operate out of a registered premises
  • Must be of person of good character and repute and a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • Must have sufficient material, human resources and financial resources
  • Must pay an application fee

To keep a WA licence

  • They must renew their licence every three years

They must comply with the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003, Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations 2007; Fair Trading Act 2010 (Australian Consumer Law); and Retail Trading Hours Act 1987.

 

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Last updated 30 Jun 2022

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