Intercept vehicles and assess vehicle compliance


This unit describes the skills required to intercept vehicles and undertake vehicle compliance assessments.

This unit applies to those working in road transport regulatory roles who intercept and assess vehicles to determine their compliance with standards and legislative requirements.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently, while performing routine tasks, in a range of familiar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Check and use compliance equipment

1.1 Check equipment in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications.

1.2 Calibrate equipment to meet legal requirements.

1.3 Operate equipment.

2. Intercept vehicles

2.1 Plan interceptions and procedures with co-workers.

2.2 Select safe locations for each interception.

2.3 Give clear and meaningful signals to drivers of target vehicles to stop their vehicles.

2.4 Comply with agency policy requirements for interception vehicles.

2.5 Prevent injury or damage.

3. Verify identity of drivers and/or responsible operators

3.1 Request drivers and/or responsible operators to identify themselves.

3.2 Record details of identification.

3.3 Verify details with relevant authorities.

4. Assess vehicle compliance with regulatory requirements

4.1 Verify regulatory details and/or records and interpret data.

4.2 Assess compliance with conditions of the authorisation and/or any exemptions and identify non-compliance.

4.3 Maintain operational safety and implement contingency management processes for unplanned events.

5. Act on vehicle non-compliance

5.1 Take action to achieve compliance.

5.2 Inform operators and/or responsible parties of the action, justification for it and any rights of appeal.

5.3 Complete records.

Evidence of Performance

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

using effective communication including interviewing, listening and conflict resolution with a diverse range of people

reading and interpreting legislation and regulations

completing documentation, notices, reports and records

applying public sector legislation, including work health and safety and environmental procedures, in the context of road transport compliance

undertaking at least three actual or simulated vehicle assessments, on three separate occasions and for different vehicle configurations, where one may be an unladen vehicle

maintaining operational safety

enforcing legislation within the limits of the officer’s authority

Evidence of Knowledge

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

legislation, regulations and standards, including load restraint guides

work health and safety in the context of assessing vehicle compliance

sanctions and/or penalties

enforcement powers



rules of evidence

standards and specifications for all items requiring inspection

contingency management processes for unplanned events

Assessment Conditions

Some components of this unit require assessment in a workplace environment (real or simulated) therefore the unit is not suitable for fully external or electronic based assessment.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills are embedded within the elements and performance criteria of this unit.

Competency Field