Accredited training

Find out the required training you need to take and the equipment you’ll need to function as a Licensed Vehicle Tester (LVT).

Accredited training is available for the Business Director and testing staff depending on the vehicle categories they want to test.

The type of vehicle the business normally deals with will determine the category of LVT licence issued. The vehicle categories are:

Vehicle category
LV Light Vehicles (vehicles up to 4.5 tonne GVM including trailers) 
MC Motorcycles and Trikes (1 front, 2 rear wheels and handlebar steering). Note: Trikes are tested at the discretion of the tester as a car driver’s licence and an accessible workshop are required.
HV Heavy Vehicles (vehicles over 4.5 tonne GVM including trailers)
LB
Buses (vehicles with 10 or more seats including the driver) 
LP Is in addition to LV or HV and allows the inspection of LPG equipped vehicles

Business Directors

If the business is a P/L company, then the applicant will be the director acting on behalf of the company and will need to complete the accreditation training in administration. If the director isn’t normally residing in Victoria or is otherwise not available, then a delegate may be appointed subject to any conditions that VicRoads may specify. The delegate must complete the accreditation training in administration. Contact the Vehicle Standards and Compliance group on (03) 9854 2517 for advice if you feel that you're eligible for this option.

If the director resigns, then the replacement director needs to also have completed the training. The administration training needs to have been completed in the previous six months, unless the person has been actively involved in managing a LVT licence within the previous 18 months. Any directors or administrators involved in administering the licence must have completed the accreditation training in administration.

Testing staff

Testing staff need to satisfactorily complete an approved structural awareness course before testing vehicles for roadworthiness. Note: LV category only.

Any mechanics that are employed, who’ll be testing vehicles for roadworthiness, need to have successfully completed the accreditation training in the class of vehicles that is being inspected. Only mechanics that have completed LPG training can inspect vehicles fitted with LPG. The testing mechanics also need a current Victorian drivers licence to drive the category of vehicles selected.

They’ll need to demonstrate a minimum of seven years experience as a general motor mechanic carrying out vehicle inspection and repairs. This might include time serving an apprenticeship. Refer to the table below to clarify the role and training required.

 

Accredited training

Course Institution

Light Vehicle Licensed Vehicle Tester Training Administration
Light Vehicle Licensed Tester training
LPG Training
Light Vehicle Structural Awareness
Motorcycle Licensed Tester Training
Motorcycle LVT Refresher 

Federation University

Light Vehicle Licensed Tester Training Administration
Light Vehicle Licensed Tester Training 
Heavy Vehicle Licensed Tester Training Administration 
Heavy Vehicle Tester training
LPG Training
Light Vehicle Structural Awareness
Bus Testing 

Kangan Institute

Light Vehicle Licensed Tester Training Administration 
Light Vehicle Licensed Tester Training 
LPG Training
Light Vehicle Structural Awareness

Box Hill Institute

 

As part of the national training standards, pre-skills assessment in language, literacy and numeracy, as well as mechanical skills, are to be completed for all applicants seeking to obtain an LVT licence (or LVT refresher course).

Your results from the accredited training provider will be provided to us. We’ll then notify you the steps you need to take to become a Licensed Vehicle Tester (LVT) Licence Holder.

If you are training to become an authorised employee, be aware that we can share your training results with the LVT holder if we don’t believe you should be authorised to issue Certificates of Roadworthiness or test vehicles for roadworthiness. 

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