You require this approval for mechanical workshops to issue safety certificates or certificates of inspection on second hand vehicles. A motor vehicle which is owned by the individual/company may also be approved as a mobile AIS motor vehicle attached to the fixed premises.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Certificate of Inspection
safety check for heavy vehicles over 4.5t gross vehicle mass (GVM) and trailers over 3.5t aggregate trailer mass (ATM).
- Safety Certificate (SC)
safety check for light vehicles (including passenger cars) up to 4.5t gross vehicle mass (GVM), trailers .75t up to 3.5t aggregate trailer mass (ATM) and motorbikes. Currency of certificate is as follows: for a SC where the vehicle is being disposed of by a motor dealer, 3 months from the date of issue or until the vehicle has been driven a further 1,000 km after the certificate was issued, whichever happens first. For a SC issued to another person, 2 months from the date of issue or until the vehicle has been driven a further 2,000 km after the certificate was issued, whichever happens first.
Your proposed AIS must nominate at least one approved examiner and one nominee. This can be the same person. The applicant must have suitable premises and equipment.
Refer to the Business Rules for Approved Inspection Stations for further requirement information.
This approval will remain in effect for 12 months.
You can obtain this approval by completing an "Application for Approval of Premises as Approved Inspection Station" (Form No. F2272) and submitting it to your nearest customer service centre, the location of which can be obtained by calling department's call centre.
For application forms and full details of the application process, refer to the department's website.
You must ensure that you have at least one approved examiner. Your site and mobile unit will be inspected by departmental officers. You, as the proprietor, must sit and pass an examination (exceptions apply).
All nominees, directors/or proprietors must pay for a criminal history check, the results of which must be returned before approval can be granted.
This licence cannot be transferred.
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division
Transport Regulation Branch
Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015 (Queensland)
Transport Operations (Road Use Management Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010 (Queensland)
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