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Two stage change to Motor Dealer forms  

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You may have heard that a number of minor and administrative changes are being made to some of NSW Fair Trading’s prescribed motor dealer forms. 

Don’t panic, however, you don’t need to do anything at this point. A Statement of Regulatory Intent was issued on 22 June 2016 allowing existing forms to be used until 31 March 2017. This will allow time for dealers to exhaust stocks of current forms and for suppliers to update their products.

It also allows us time to do a more thorough review of motor dealer forms. Over the coming weeks, NSW Fair Trading will provide more information and request your feedback about further proposed changes that aim to improve and simplify dealer forms. Look out for information about this in future editions of AutoTorque.

Once the further changes have been confirmed, the forms will be updated and published on NSW Fair Trading’s website under Prescribed forms for the motor industry, but as advised above, forms already in circulation will still be able to be used until 31 March 2017.

An example of a change that has already been made is that dealer forms will no longer have to be attached to motor vehicles such as trailers and caravans due to practical problem of weather exposure.

 

2016-17 Fee changes 

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From 1 July 2016, many of the NSW Fair Trading service fees increased by 1.97 per cent to reflect the increase in the Consumer Price Index. 

Licence and certificate fees for the motor vehicle industry have increased as part of this annual fee update process.

The new fees are published on NSW Fair Trading’s Motor dealers and repairer's fees web page.


 

Qualify Quick?  Cert III - Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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Do you want to become involved in inspection and servicing, repairing and diagnosis of Automotive Light Vehicles?

If you have experience with Automotive Light Vehicles; have a trade qualification, or  are experienced and currently working in the automotive trade, the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers (IAME) can assist you in attaining a Certificate or Statement of Attainment in AUR30612 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. 

The IAME is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 90409) and conducts a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment process for the AUR30612 Certificate III nationally.
Contact the IAME on 02 9648 1412 or lodge an IAME online enquiry form via their website.

 

Do you hold a motor repairer tradesperson certificate?

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Motor repairer tradesperson certificates now have to be renewed. For more information and to find out your renewal date, visit the Fair Trading website or call 13 32 20.
 
fairtrading.nsw.gov.au