Second Stage of Manufacture

Second Stage Manufacturer Terms of Service

By requesting Transport Certification Services (TCS) to investigate and/or prepare reports and/or applications for the use of the client and/or the client’s legal advisers, the client and the legal advisers (if applicable) agree to be bound by the following terms:

Scope of immediate works:

Consultation services prior to preparation of Second Stage of Manufacture application, including:

  1. Advising which Australian Design Rules (ADRs) are applicable to the vehicle,
  2. Which tests must be conducted by the Licensee to prove ADR compliance (if applicable),
  3. Which test results and/or evidence of compliance is required to be supplied by the Licensee for the applications and
  4. Which permanent modifications (if any) need to be carried out on the vehicles.
  5. Registering [the relevant party] as a Licensee with the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD).
  6. Registering [the relevant party] as a Production Facility and a Design Facility with the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD).

Preparation of Second Stage of Manufacture (SSM) applications for new vehicle, including:

    1. Preparation of electronic forms for submission to the (DIRD).
    2. Review of test reports (where applicable) which provide supporting evidence for above mentioned electronic forms.
    3. Liaising with DIRD/Licensee/Design Facility/Production Facility throughout the application process until approval is granted.

TCS must make it clear that we will be acting as an agent on behalf of the customer to achieve SSM. TCS will assess test results and/or evidence of compliance before it is submitted to the DIRD and the DIRD will ultimately determine (based on the information provided in the submission) whether or not the vehicles comply with the relevant Australian Design Rules (ADRs). Once SSM is granted, it will be the responsibility of the Licensee to implement quality control procedures to ensure ongoing ADR compliance is achieved. Once SSM is granted, the vehicles can be imported into and sold in Australia once the Licensee has obtained the appropriate import approval. SSM approval is not an Import Approval.

The Licensee needs to be familiar with their responsibilities which can be found by following the link below:

http://rvcs-prodweb.dot.gov.au/contents.html
https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/process_overview.aspx