Vehicle Engineering Certification and Compliance

Mobility Engineering has a number of state and federal recognised vehicle engineers and certifiers.  We are authorised to provide engineering certificates, Blue ‘Mod Plates’ and VSCCS Compliance Certificates for all states and Territories of Australia.  Using our certification services means your vehicle can be certified and transferred to any state or territory in Australia. 

Unsure about anything? Just give us a call, one of our engineers would be more than happy to help you gain the information you require to ensure your vehicle is safe and compliant with all necessary rules.

We always recommend that you consult an engineer/certifier BEFORE your build and modify your vehicle, so that you can make sure you are doing the right thing and will not have to spend any unnecessary money fixing issues or mistakes that you have made on the vehicle, just because you didn’t know, we see this all the time and that’s why we are happy to work with you along the way and advise you on various parts of your modification or project, we pride ourselves on sticking by our customers through the entire build process, you can be assured we will take the journey with you all the way to the end until your vehicle is compliant, certified and registered on the road.

If any vehicle or component testing is required, we can provide this service as we are the one stop shop test facility.

Our engineers are university trained, unrestricted signatories and can provide certification for all vehicle types and categories as per below:

Heavy Vehicles in Australia that are more than 4.5T GVM must now operate under the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator laws and guidelines.  The NHVR uses the National Code of Practice VSB 6 as its endorsed guidelines for vehicle modifications, you can find a copy here and it’s a good idea to consult this guideline when you are undertaking modifications to your Heavy Vehicle, if you are unsure about a requirement please contact one of our engineers for no-obligation advice.  All modifications must be certified as per the requirements of VSB 6 and the NHVR Guidelines, our unrestricted certifying engineers can assess and certify any compliant modification against the requirements of VSB 6 and issue you with a compliance certification, engineers certificate and modification plate.

Typical modifications that require certification include:

  • Replacement Engine Installation
  • Turbocharger Installation
  • Exhaust System Alteration and Installation
  • Replacement Transmission Installation
  • Rear Axle Installation / Additional Rear Axle Installation
  • Front Axle Installation
  • Steering Modifications
  • Dual Steering Controls
  • Suspension Replacement
  • Brake system Upgrades
  • Wheelbase Extension / Reduction
  • Chassis Extension / Reduction
  • Tipper Body Modifications
  • Tanker Body Modifications
  • Seating Capacity Alteration
  • Seat Belt Installation
  • Seat and Seatbelt Anchorage Installation
  • Cabin Conversions
  • Fuel Tank Alterations
  • Goods Loading Device Installation
  • Fifth wheel turntables

If you have modified your car, light truck, ute or motorcycle with a GVM of under 4.5T, there is a good chance it will need to be certified or engineered.  Light vehicles can be modified as per specific state and territory guidelines or can also be modified as per the National Code of Practice for Light Vehicle Modifications, you can find a link to this code here and we recommend you consult this guide before or while you are undertaking the vehicle modification/s, if you are unsure about a requirement please contact one of our engineers for no-obligation advice.  Our engineers are unrestricted in all states and territories of Australia and we can provide compliance and engineers certificates for, we can offer VSCCS Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme certificates, QLD Transport Blue Plates, VIC Roads VASS Certification and any other certification for all states and territories.

Typical modifications that require certification or engineering include:

  • Engine Modifications
  • Turbo’s and Superchargers
  • Performance Upgrades
  • Engine Swaps
  • Brake System Upgrades
  • Gearbox and Differential Swaps
  • Roll Cage Installation
  • Suspension Modifications
  • Wheel, rim and Tyre size Changes
  • Body Modifications
  • Seats and Seat Belts
  • Seating Capacity Reduction and Increase
  • Left Hand Drive to Right Hand Drive Conversions

The conversion of your van, bus or any other vehicle into a campervan or motorhome requires certification.  VSB 14 which is the national code of practice for light vehicle modifications, set out the requirements for campervan and motorhome conversions, you can follow these guidelines or give one of our engineers a call to discuss your options.  Typical considerations a campervan or motorhome owner needs to make are:

  • Gas system installation is certified to local codes by a certified Gas Fitter/Plumber.
  • Electricity installation is certified to 240V standards by a qualified electrician.
  • Security of newly fitted products such as cupboards, toilets etc to the vehicle body are secured to the vehicle body and structure.
  • Number of berths and where they are located within the vehicle
  • Tare weight of vehicle versus GVM capacity of vehicle, being enough capacity to carry all additional goods a person may carry in a camper, such as bedding, cooking utensils etc.

All light trailers and caravans in Australia (up to 4.5T ATM) must be built to the national code of practice VSB 1.  All modifications to trailers must also result in the trailer continuing to comply with VSB 1.  Our engineers have vast experience with this standard and we can certify nationally any modifications to trailers or caravans including one of the most common issues within this category, being rerating of the vehicle capacities.  All Heavy Trailers (over 4.5T GVM) must be built/modified in accordance with VSB 6 and the appropriate Australian Design Rules. 

If you need to make a change to your caravan/trailer in its usage type (Eg table top to container carrier) or increase the ratings of the caravan or trailer (GVM/ATM/GTM etc) Mobility Engineering can provide you with an engineer’s certificate, compliance certificate or modification plate for the modification or new vehicle rating capacity.

All custom built vehicles or kit cars require certification prior to registration. Whether it’s a home built project or a professionally assembled kit car all ICV’s must be tested and certified against the requirements of the relevant and applicable Australian Design Rules (ADR’s), some states and territories have specific guidelines for ICV Certifications, some of them use VSB 14.  Our engineers are happy to guide you through the relevant standards and conduct any testing and analysis required to get your one of a kind car onto the road.  Please contact us for a consultation on your ICV project.

Mobility Engineering can offer assistance and advice when you vehicle has been defected. We can assist in bringing your car up to the required standards and levels for certification and then gaining you the relevant paperwork or compliance required in order to clear the defect and have you back on the road in your pride and joy.

Street Rods are defined as a vehicle that has a body and frame that were built before 1949, that has been modified for safe road use, or a replica of a vehicle the body and frame of which were built before 1949. They must be built and certified to the National Guideline for the Construction and Modification of Street Rods in Australia. Mobility Engineering can provide guidance and certification for street rod builds and modifications.

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