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Introduction

6 Appointments

6.1 Vehicle inspectors

Applications for appointment must be sponsored by an employing inspecting organisation.

The candidate must:

a) be qualified as an automotive technician with NZ Trade Certificate or National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Engineering), and

b) have an Automotive Trade Extension Certificate in Motor Vehicles Conversion – Petrol to Gas (LPG/CNG)

c) demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of common alternative fuel systems used in the propulsion of motor vehicles and the requirements in the Vehicle Inspection Requirements Manual: Alternative Fuel System Certification sufficient to inspect and certify a vehicle correctly.

d) be a fit and proper person (clause 2.6 of the Rule). The criteria considered include:

  • relevant criminal convictions
  • transport related offences
  • relevant warnings, penalties and disciplinary actions imposed relevant complaints
  • the public interest and land transport safety.

Application packs may be obtained from, and applications must be made to:

Commercial Licensing Team
NZ Transport Agency
PO Box 11 777
Palmerston North 4442

Phone: 0800 587 287

6.2 Inspecting organisations

Inspecting organisations must:

a) meet the requirements for inspection premises and equipment, and

b) be fit and proper (clause 2.6 of the Rule). The criteria considered with any application include:

  • relevant criminal convictions
  • transport related offences
  • relevant warnings, penalties and disciplinary actions imposed
  • relevant complaints
  • the public interest and land transport safety, and

c) have currently employed a vehicle inspector approved to inspect alternative fuel systems.