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TAFE Statement in HVAIS - Examiner - Heavy Vehicles

Course Code: 168-10206V01


This course is for trade qualified and licensed heavy vehicle mechanics who wish to become an Authorised Examiner under the Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Scheme (HVAIS) administered by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) of NSW. The course is open to heavy vehicle mechanics who are qualified and licensed and have a current APPROVAL FOR TRAINING letter issued by Roads and Maritime.

The HVAIS Examiner is authorised to conduct inspections and issue inspection reports on motor vehicles with a GVM exceeding 4.5 tonne, trailers with an Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM) exceeding 4.5 tonne and with power-operated brakes, light trailers and caravans that have an ATM exceeding 2 tonne and buses. They issue inspection reports that are used for Heavy Vehicle Safety Checks, Identity Checks, Design Checks, Adjustment Of Records and Clearance of Defect Notices.

Successful completion of the course enables your authority as an Authorised Examiner under the Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Scheme. The course is delivered in a classroom and workshop environment at a TAFE college near you and includes 24 hours of face to face instruction (3 x 8 hour days) addressing the requirements of the Authorised Examiner role. The course covers your legal and compliance requirements and your role as a public official; the tools, methods and test equipment required to thoroughly inspect heavy vehicles; inspection processes and workflows; Safety, Identity and Design Check Standards and application of the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual (NHVIM); accessing and completing forms and using online reporting system.

Class attendance is required to complete this course. The course is delivered face to face at multiple locations across NSW and is managed from TAFE NSW Wollongong.


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