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The Auto Glass Association (AGA) represents all facets of the automotive glass industry and is fuelled by an ongoing and tireless commitment to lifting the standards. We’re a central and independent resource, giving both the industry and vehicle owners access to unbiased information and advice.
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On the 19 June, 2020 The NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation KEVIN ANDERSON, MP. released an amendment to the Motor Dealers and Repairers Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2020 under the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013.
What this meant was that in NSW, repairer's identified as per the Motor Dealers And Repairers Act 2013 would need to be licensed and employ certified tradespeople to do any repairs that affect the safety or performance of a vehicle by the 1st September 2020.
After a robust consultation period between the AGA and NSW Department of Fair Trade we were pleased to be able to advise our members that on Friday 21 August 2020 Member For Tamworth and NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson, MP announced that the Auto Glass and Electrical Accessories industries will be given an exception to meet licensing requirements until November 2021.
In reference to the amendments announced on the 19 June 2020 to the Motor Dealers and Repairers Amendment (Tradesperson's Certificates) Regulation 2020 Mr Anderson said" the Auto Glass and Electrical Accessories component of the Automotive Industry are not ready to change so they've been given an exemption on having that Cert ll qualification, their exemption now goes to November 2021. So, it's business as usual for Auto Glass and Electrical Accessories trades they won't need to change anything they will be able to continue as normal"
This was also confirmed by the NSW Department of Fair Trading who will provide further information as to what this means and how the transition period will be implemented.
The AGA is continuing to work closely with the relevant parties with an aim to provide our members ongoing information, resources, and support to meet the new licensing requirements by November 2021.
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There are now two start dates for the specialised motor vehicle repair classes.
While most started on 1 September 2020, repair classes for glazing work and electrical accessory fitting work will now start on 1 November 2021.
Visit the Motor vehicle tradesperson’s page on the NSW Fair Trading website for more information
The Australian Industry Skills Committee has formally approved the AUR Case for Endorsement and version 6.0 of the AUR Training Package.
Which includes AUR32220 Certificate lll in Automotive Glazing Technology.
Updated training products will be released on training.gov.au in late September.