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Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation Amendment 

Proposed Motor Dealers and Repairers Amendment (Takata Airbag Recall) Regulation 2017 

Submissions closed on 20 July 2017 

What is this about? 

The proposed amendments would introduce a temporary 3 year licensing exemption to allow repair workers who do not hold the required qualification to remove and replace airbags. The exemption would be in place for three years from commencement.

The following safeguards would be in place to ensure a satisfactory standard of repair work:

  • the work must be performed for the purpose of the Takata Corporation Airbag Recall only
  • the worker must have undertaken and successfully completed the VET qualification of AURVTA002 - Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems training course
  • the worker must be supervised by a qualified tradesperson who holds a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Technology
  • the business operator must provide certification/confirmation that the airbag was replaced in accordance with relevant specifications, and record the details of the work into the business register.

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What’s happened so far? 

The proposed amendments have been developed by Fair Trading, in conjunction with key stakeholders. The draft Motor Dealers and Repairers Amendment (Takata Airbag Recall) Regulation 2017 is now available to view and for industry and the public to provide comments.

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What are the proposed changes? 

The proposed amendments would introduce a temporary 3 year licensing exemption to allow repair workers who do not hold the required qualification to remove and replace airbags. The exemption would be in place for three years from commencement.

The following safeguards would be in place to ensure a satisfactory standard of repair work:

  • the work must be performed for the purpose of the Takata Corporation Airbag Recall only
  • the worker must have undertaken and successfully completed the VET qualification of AURVTA002 - Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems training course
  • the worker must be supervised by a qualified tradesperson who holds a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Technology
  • the business operator must provide certification/confirmation that the airbag was replaced in accordance with relevant specifications, and record the details of the work into the business register.

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Next steps 

Fair Trading will review all submissions, which may result in further amendments to the Regulation. If required, we may conduct further targeted consultation on any key issues identified. If you submitted comments, you will be notified when the Regulation is finalised.

The final Regulation will be published on the NSW legislation website.

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