You require this certificate to travel in a tow truck while the tow truck is attending a scene of an accident/incident and to tow a police seized vehicle under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000. You are required to provide assistance to the tow truck driver when preparing a motor vehicle for towing, loading the vehicle and assist in cleaning up the scene of an accident/incident efficiently and safely within regulated areas.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
You must be at least 16 years of age to be a tow truck assistant.
This certificate will remain in effect for 12 months.
Industry authority card
You can obtain this certificate by completing a Tow truck driver/assistant's certificate application (F4481) and submitting it to a Department of Transport and Main Roads Customer Service Centre. An application fee must be paid when the application is lodged.
For Evidence of identity you must produce the following documents with your application:
a current Australian driver licence and identity card (if applicable), or proof of identity documentation (please refer to the Evidence of identity information sheet (form F4362) or www.tmr.qld.gov.au for requirements).
Your criminal and traffic history will be checked.
This licence cannot be transferred.
A tow truck assistant can only operate under the authority when employed by the holder of a tow truck licence.
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division
Transport Regulation Branch
Tow Truck Act 1973 (Queensland)
Tow Truck Regulation 2009 (Queensland)
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