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.

Last updated: 24 June 2022