We would like to bring to your attention a new system of Federal compliance and certification for all new (pre-registration) vehicles within Australia, whether they be the original/first stage (FSM) manufacturer or second stage manufacturer (SSM).
The new system of Federal certification is named Rover and comes under the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA). You can view a demonstration feature on the new system here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttrpA2qP5n8
The roll out of certifications via Rover has begun and will continue to do so over the next 6-9 months.
Under Rover, approvals under RVSA will be known as a Vehicle Type Approval (VTA)
Presently, all (except Ram 1500 DS) Tough Dog SSM GVM Upgrade approvals are using the outgoing system of Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA), but these approvals will be moved to being a VTA under Rover in the next few months. The Ram 1500 DS GVM upgrade is already a recognised VTA within Rover.
With regard to the new system (Rover), there is a certain system of compliance to be met.
An aspect of such compliance for Tough Dog GVM Upgrade fitting stations to take on board and understand relates to what is known as the SSM IPA plate (or compliance plate). The new system of Rover sees a change of ADR (61/03) and details relating to this plate. Replacement of the SSM IPA plate (or compliance plate) is now known as a Secure Vehicle Identification (SVI) marking.
Here is a sample of the SVI marking: