The AIS displays a sign at the premises indicating that the AIS has been approved by the department to issue inspection certificates.
(BRAIS 1.5) and
The sign must meet the following specifications:
- The sign must state: APPROVED INSPECTION STATION APPROVAL No.
- The first three words must be at least 100mm high and the remaining words must be at least 50mm high.
Approval Holder's Responsibilities
The approval holder must ensure that an AE engaged by the approval holder has current accreditation as an AE.
Proprietor to ensure an AE is available to inspect vehicles at the AIS during business hours, unless the approval holder has a reasonable excuse.
(AAOP 109 (1) (a))
Proprietor to ensure AE is accredited to inspect vehicles of the type for which the AIS is approved.
(AAOP 109 (1) (b))
AE inspects vehicle type for which AIS is approved.
(AAOP 109 (2) (a))
AE inspects vehicle type for which AE is accredited to inspect.
(AAOP 109 (2) (b))
AE holds a current driver licence for the type of vehicle AE is road testing.
LV COP and NHVIM is available for use by the AE for inspecting a vehicle and available for inspection by any other person at the AIS. (This includes both fixed and mobile AIS units)
(AAOP Part 3 s11 (2) & (3))
Before signing an inspection certificate, an approved examiner must ensure that:
- the certificate is completed correctly, and
- no entry on the certificate has been altered.
(VSS 19 (6) (a) & (b))
Verify certificates are signed by the AE and certified by the Approval holder or nominee, and the approval holder or nominee was approved to certify the certificates on the dates the certificates were issued.
(VSS 19 (7))
Verify that inspection certificates issued from a mobile AIS have been completed and signed correctly.
(VSS 19 (8))
Is proprietor charging the prescribed inspection fee.
(AAOP 109 (4))
If a nominee has ceased this role for the AIS confirm the date the nominee ceased, and how and when TMR were notified.
Verify written notice has been provided when:
An A/E starts or finishes at the AIS
There is a change in the name or location of the AIS
There is a change of ownership of the AIS
Verify that contact details for the AIS are consistent with RUMIIS records, such as
Approval holder must ensure the following records are kept:
Inspection certificates are kept for 2 years.
Cancelled inspection certificates are kept for 2 years.
Records are kept at the AIS during normal business hours.
Inspection certificates are readily accessible to TMR officers for audit or investigation purposes.
Inspection certificates are kept in a safe/secure place
Approval holder must ensure that the AIS has a dedicated and suitable sized inspection area that allows an AE to thoroughly inspect all types of vehicles that the AIS is approved to inspect.
Mobile AIS Unit
Does the AIS operate a Mobile Inspection Unit?
AIS trading name and approval number clearly and legibly displayed on sides of the mobile AIS unit.
(AAOP Part 3 s14)
Signs displayed on a mobile AIS are visible from a distance of 30 metres.
Produce a copy of the AIS approval upon request.
(TORUM Act s49)
AIS Mobile has the required equipment for the approval.
The AIS approval holder must:
- keep at the AIS the equipment mentioned in the application for the AIS approval to operate an AIS, and
- ensure the equipment is maintained so that it efficiently performs the function for which it is designed.
- ensure the equipment necessary for inspecting vehicles is maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.
AE to demonstrate operation of Brake tester and headlight aimer/screen.
Method of Checking Window Tint
Measuring Equipment for disc rotors, brake drums, pads, and linings
Is The AIS approved to inspect light trailers?
Device capable of compressing the tow coupling.
Trailer light/brake testing equipment.
Is the AIS approved to inspect heavy vehicles and/or heavy trailers
Compressed air source
Turntable locking tester
Is the AIS approved to inspect motorcycles
Equipment required for complete inspection of motorcycles including brake testing area
The AIS is multi-listed on the approval document
The AIS has an accurate record of multi-listed staff for that AIS
Are there any corrective actions required?
AUDIT RESULT - PASS
- AIS Signage
- Mobile AIS Unit
- Inspection Area
- Document Keeping
- Approval Holder Responsibilities
AUDIT RESULT - FAIL
Has the Corrective Action been rectified.
Has any enforcement action been taken
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TMR website Approved Inspection Stations (fact sheets)
Business Rules for Approved Inspection Stations
Light Vehicle Code of Practice
Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual
Approved Inspection Station Fee Schedule