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1 Vehicle identification

1-1 Vehicle identification

Requirements

  What the Transport Agency expects of you How the Transport Agency will assess your performance
1.1.1
Correct technical decisions

You thoroughly inspect all evidence of vehicle identification and correctly determine whether it complies with all Transport Agency requirements, taking into account technical information provided by the Transport Agency such as the VIRM: Entry certification.

The Transport Agency will:

  • talk to you
  • observe you at work
  • inspect vehicles which you have certified
  • inspect inspection and certification documents you use and complete
  • inspect information you enter into the Transport Agency computer system.

The Transport Agency may:

  • take into account outcomes from complaints and random re-inspections since your last review.
1.1.2
Technical competence

You are competent in all technical aspects relating to vehicle identification. This means you are competent in:

  • the assessment of vehicle identification
  • the Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to vehicle identification and the assessment of vehicle identification
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to vehicle identification
  • the operation of the equipment used for inspecting vehicle identification.

The Transport Agency will:

  • talk to you
  • ask questions to check your competence relating to vehicle identification and the assessment of modifications to vehicle identification
  • observe you at work
  • inspect inspection and certification documents you use and complete
  • inspect your Training record.

The Transport Agency may administer a short test on vehicle identification and the assessment of vehicle identification.

1.1.3
Technical equipment

You have:

  • a hand-held inspection lamp.

The equipment is in good condition and working order.

The Transport Agency will inspect your technical equipment.

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1.1.1
Correct technical decisions

You do not thoroughly inspect all evidence of vehicle identification or correctly determine whether it complies with all Transport Agency requirements.

The area of non-compliance is significant.

For example:

  • a vehicle’s VIN or chassis number is missing, or has obviously been unlawfully affixed or tampered with.

You do not thoroughly inspect all evidence of vehicle identification or correctly determine whether it complies with all Transport Agency requirements.

The area of non-compliance is somewhat important.

For example:

  • a vehicle’s VIN or chassis number is damaged or obscured beyond recognition
  • the VIN or chassis number does not match the paper work supplied
  • you assign a New Zealand VIN to a vehicle with a factory VIN.

You do not thoroughly inspect all evidence of vehicle identification or correctly determine whether it complies with all Transport Agency requirements.

The area of non-compliance is minor.

For example:

  • a vehicle’s VIN or chassis number is damaged or obscured but still readable
  • you record the VIN or chassis number off the manufacturer’s plate but fail to confirm the VIN or chassis number matches the number stamped into the separate chassis
  • you take take the vehicle’s attributes from the paper work rather than from the vehicle.

You thoroughly inspect all evidence of vehicle identification and correctly determine whether it complies with all Transport Agency requirements.

For example:

  • you correctly assign and attach a VIN plate to the vehicle.
1.1.2
Technical competence

You demonstrate:

  • little or no competence in the technical aspects relating to vehicle identification or VIN assignment.

This means there are significant gaps in your knowledge of, or skills in:

  • the assessment of vehicle identification and or VIN assignment
  • the Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to vehicle identification
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to vehicle identification
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing vehicle identification.

You demonstrate:

  • some competence in the technical aspects relating to vehicle identification and VIN assignment

This means there are some gaps in your knowledge of, or skills in:

  • the assessment of vehicle identification and the VIN assignment processor
  • the Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to vehicle identification
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to vehicle identification
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing vehicle identification or assigning a VIN.

You demonstrate:

  • adequate competence in the technical aspects relating to vehicle identification and VIN assignment.

This means there are minor gaps in your knowledge of, or skills in:

  • the assessment of vehicle identification
  • the Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to vehicle identification
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to vehicle identification, or the VIN assignment process
  • the operation of the equipment you use for assessing vehicle identification or assigning a VIN.

You can demonstrate comprehensive competence in the technical aspects relating to vehicle identification and VIN assignment including their compliance with Land Transport Rules.

This means you can demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of, and skills in:

  • the assessment of vehicle identification
  • the Transport Agency requirements (including VIRM requirements) relating to vehicle identification and the VIN assignment process
  • Transport Agency guidelines relating to vehicle identification
  • the operation of the equipment you use for inspecting vehicle identification.
1.1.3
Technical equipment

Not all of the specified equipment is available (eg there is no VIN embossing machine on site). Where equipment is available, some or all of it is not in working order.

All specified equipment is available but not in working order.

All specified equipment is available, in working order and in at least adequate condition

All specified equipment is available and in good condition and working order.