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The Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS) licenses individuals who are qualified and experienced in the automotive industry, to inspect non-standard vehicles and certify compliance with NSW vehicle safety standards.

Non-standard vehicles include:

  • significantly modified vehicles
  • individually constructed vehicles
  • certain imported vehicles.

Heavy vehicle modifications are inspected and assessed for compliance by VSCCS J&P certifiers.

The VSCCS J&P certifiers are specifically approved vehicle examiners under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and are able to approve modifications under the conditions prescribed by the HVNL. They inspect and assess J and P modifications for compliance, where a J code modification includes simple body mountings, and a P code modification includes tow coupling, fifth wheel and king pin installations.

For more information on the scheme, visit Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS) on the Transport for NSW website.

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