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This instrument declares a range of equivalent motor vehicle repair occupations in New South Wales and Western Australia, the only jurisdictions in which motor vehicle repairer occupations are registered. The effect of the declaration will be to improve arrangements so that an application for mutual recognition of a licence will be treated on a consistent and pre-determined basis. The schedule to the declaration indicates the equivalent licence to which an applicant is entitled in the second jurisdiction. This will provide certainty for both applicants and registration authorities.
Administered by: Education and Training; Industry, Innovation and Science
Made 14 Aug 2007
Registered 29 Aug 2007
Tabled HR 11 Sep 2007
Tabled Senate 10 Sep 2007
Date of repeal 17 Nov 2015
Repealed by Mutual Recognition (Equivalence of Motor Vehicle Repairer Occupations) Declaration 2015
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Ministerial Declaration






To give effect to the express wish of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) for full and effective mutual recognition of registered occupations, we the ministers today responsible jointly declare that:


The occupation which may be carried on only by a person granted registration (in the form of a licence, certificate, registration, or other instrument) in the first jurisdiction described in Column A in the attached Schedule is equivalent to the occupation which may be carried on only by a person granted registration in a second jurisdiction as described in the other columns of the same row in the Schedule, subject to any conditions, limitations or restrictions as indicated.













[SIGNED]                                                           [SIGNED]                                                           



The Honourable Morris Iemma MP

Premier of New South Wales





Dated this ……fourteenth…… day of



………August…………. 2007


The Honourable Alan Carpenter MLA

Premier of Western Australia





Dated this ………sixth.……… day of



………July…………. 2007










The table at the attached Schedule depicts the registration outcome for any person already licensed in an occupation in a particular jurisdiction (column A of each row) should they seek to be licensed in an occupation in a second jurisdiction (potentially in any other column in the same row). Registration shall be granted by the second jurisdiction in the terms specified provided the applicant is already registered in the equivalent occupation in the first jurisdiction.

If an applicant for mutual recognition holds a licence shown in Column A of the Schedule, but has additional condition/s applying to that licence not shown in the Schedule, then the relevant registration authority in the second jurisdiction shall recognise the primary licence in Column A and may, in issuing a licence, apply those additional conditions to directly replicate the conditions applying to the first jurisdiction licence.

If a licence is not included in the declaration, the decision on licence recognition will be made by the relevant registration authority in accordance with the other provisions of the Mutual Recognition Act 1992.

Licences covered by this declaration are licences that are issued to natural persons, not licences issued to companies.

This declaration and any subsequent declarations will be reviewed for accuracy each year. Declarations and any revised declarations will be published on the COAG mutual recognition website and the websites of the relevant licensing authorities.





Schedule to the Declaration

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Motor vehicle repairers