Component type approvals

Under the Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) legislation, which is being implemented in a phased approach over the coming months, manufacturers and suppliers may seek a component type approval for components used in the manufacture of a road vehicle, including an assembly.

The regulation of component type approvals under the RVS legislation will take a new approach to the treatment of Component Registration Numbers (CRNs) and Sub-Assembly Registration Numbers (SARNs) registered in the Road Vehicle Certification System (RVCS).

A component type approval is not mandatory and is something that a manufacturer or supplier can choose to apply for. However, having a component type approval is one way to demonstrate compliance with the applicable national road vehicle standards (Australian Design Rules) for vehicle components used in the manufacture or modification of a road vehicle.

It is anticipated that applications for component type approvals will open from late September 2020.

For more detailed information about component type approvals under the RVS legislation, please see our new guidance here: RVS legislation guidance material and resources


Last Updated: 23 June, 2020