An Engineer’s Certificate or a Modification Certificate is an Approval Certificate certifying that the modifications to the vehicle have been carried out in accordance with the relative codes, Australian Standards and applicable ADRs.
A VASS certificate is a Modifications Certificate issued under the VicRoads Vehicle Assessment Signatory Scheme. The Certificates provides for Heavy Vehicles over 4.5t GVM and expected national wide as part of the mutually recognition agreement between different States of Australia.
The term AVE stands for an Approved Vehicle Examiner. This is a term used by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to describe individuals who are certified to carry out inspections of modified Heavy Vehicles for compliance with the relative Standards.
Generally, yes. Different States will use different terms. For example, Blue Plates, VSB6 Plates, Engineer’s Certificates, Engineer’s Report, Modifications Certificates, Approval Certificates, Compliance Certificates or VASS Certificate. They are all Approval Certificates for modifications to vehicles.
Heavy Vehicle yes. However, with light vehicles Queensland and New South Wales will require the Modification Certificate to be issued by a Certifier approved with the State of registration.
To arrange for an inspection an online booking service is provide for on the website.
Depending on if the vehicle passes the inspection and all requested information has been provided the Certificate can be processed within a few days.
In the case of light vehicles with a GVM of less than 4.5 t the VASS Certificate is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
If the owner of the vehicles fails to present the valid VASS Certificate within 30days, the certificate will expire and an additional inspection will be needed to be carried out and the reissuing for the VASS Certificate at the owners expense.
As most of our mixers are fitted on new cab chassis, in the past weren't required to provide VASS certificates.
But when the changes came in from the NHVR about body fitments, we knew we had to do something. That's when we started working with Darren at CVC. In the beginning we don't knowing what to expect. But I can now say that when the vehicle leaves here, it's all within the legal requirements.
We find CVC a great source of information. There's a high level of professionalism and we always get great service with a fast turn around. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Darren and the team to anyone in need of Vass Certifications.
We've been using Commercial Vehicle Compliance since 2014, and I have to say that it has transformed the way we provide Vass Certification for our clients. The streamline process ensures that we have fast turn around for a Vass Certificates. We don't release the trucks until they have been Vass plated with the paperwork in the cab. This means that our clients are not waiting for the paperwork to turn up. This is one of those decisions I wished I had made earlier.
A new service always has to prove itself, however Commercial Vehicle Compliance came recommended so we were comfortable to give them ago. We now use CVC as a additional supplier and have never had any problems.
I have always found your service to be both professional and cooperative. The flexibility you offer to meet our needs is a real plus. The fast supply of the VASS certificate means that we can release the trucks quicker. I would happily recommend you to anyone who needs your services.
I've never had any problems using Commercial Vehicle Compliance. They provide Engineering Compliance to all of my Food Trucks. The service is always prompt and reliable. If anyone requires vehicle compliance or engineered give them a call.