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This determination sets out classes of components that are not road vehicle components and, therefore, for which a road vehicle component type approval cannot be granted under the Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2019.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Registered 22 Sep 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR06-Oct-2020
Tabled Senate06-Oct-2020

 

Road Vehicle Standards (Classes of Components that are not Road Vehicle Components) Determination 2020

I, Simon Atkinson, Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, make the following determination.

Dated  18 September 2020

 

 

Simon Atkinson

Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

 

                                                                                                                                                    

  

  


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Road Vehicle Standards (Classes of Components that are not Road Vehicle Components) Determination 2020.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraph 7(3)(b) of the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018.

4  Purpose of this instrument

                   This instrument determines classes of components that are not road vehicle components.

5  Class of components that are not road vehicle components

             (1)  The components that do not fall within subsection (2) or subsection (3) are a class of components that are not road vehicle components.

             (2)  A component falls within this subsection if the component is of a kind that is capable of being assessed for compliance with:

                     (a)  a national road vehicle standard; or

                     (b)  a standard deemed by a national road vehicle standard to be equivalent to the technical requirements of that national road vehicle standard.

             (3)  A component falls within this subsection if:

                     (a)  the component is an assembly of one or more components; and

                     (b)  the assembly is of a kind that is capable of being assessed for compliance with a standard mentioned in subsection (2) (a relevant standard).

Note:          ‘Assembly’ has the same meaning as in paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Act. 

             (4)  A component or assembly is of a kind that is capable of being assessed for compliance with a relevant standard only if the standard provides for the assessment of that particular kind of component or assembly independent from an assessment of a broader system of the vehicle.

Example 1: Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 1/00 – Reversing Lamps) 2005 specifies requirements that apply to reversing lamps only. As such, a reversing lamp can, itself, be assessed for compliance with that national road vehicle standard.

Example 2: Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 38/05 – Trailer Brake Systems) 2018 specifies requirements for braking of trailers. It specifically provides for the assessment of foundation brakes, independent from the assessment of the trailer braking system as a whole. As such, foundation brakes can, themselves, be assessed for compliance with that national road vehicle standard.