Licensing

In some Sates and Territories you may be required to have a motor vehicle repairs licence and/or certificate if you carry on the business of motor vehicle repair work as prescribed under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations in that State or Territory.

A repair business must ensure repair work is only carried out by a person who holds a certificate for the specific class of repair work, or where a person does not possess a certificate, their work is supervised by a person who holds a certificate for that class of repair work.

Classes of Work Definition - Auto Glazing

Any work required to install, repair or remove a windscreen or other glass in the body of a motor vehicle.

Western Australia

In Western Australia Motor vehicle repairers and repair businesses operating in Western Australia are regulated under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 (the Act). The Act requires all motor vehicle repair businesses to be licensed, and the individual repairers working without supervision in those businesses to be certified.

Motor Vehicle Repairer's Licensing FAQ

Motor Vehicle Repair Certificate

You must have a motor vehicle repair certificate if you carry on the business of motor vehicle repair work as prescribed under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations in Western Australia.

A motor vehicle repairer's certificate is a "licence" for individuals who: 

  • own a repair business and do repair work or supervise the repair work of others; or
  • supervise the repair work of others; or
  • works under a supervisor who does not have a certificate for the same class of repair work that you do; or
  • do repair work unsupervised.

In addition, as a certified repairer you can only supervise repair work for the particular class of repairs for which you are qualified. You may apply for certification for more than one class of repair work if you hold the appropriate qualifications and these will be endorsed on your certificate.

How to apply for Motor vehicle repairer's certificate


New South Wales

In NSW the amendments to the Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation 2014 commenced as at 1 November 2021. The amendment introduces the new specialised repair class of Auto Glazing.

This means that you can now apply for your motor vehicle tradesperson certificate for those tradespersons that have successfully completed one of the prescribed courses as outline on the NSW Fair Trading website.

NSW Fair Trade have requested applicants for the new tradesperson certificates to apply online to ensure the most efficient processing of the application.

You now have until the 1 March 2022 to obtain your trades person certificate.

To apply visit Fair Trading NSW


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