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MECHANICAL WORK AT THE "VW PARTS SHED"

VW Parts Shed offers other services including modification approval and certification (Blue Plates) on all makes of light vehicles with specialized knowledge in VW modifications. This service is offered as a mobile service.

VW Parts Shed can also assist with the sale of your VW through extensive contacts and networking within the VW scene. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information in relation to services offered.

 

SELLING TO THE "VW PARTS SHED"

We buy and sell Spare parts or complete vehicles.

Please contact us for more information or request an offer on your items.

Our Business Hours:
Mon-Fri from 8:00 to 5:00
After Hours by Appointment

 

Vehicle Modification & Blue Plate Authorisations

Have you recently modified your vehicle?

Then you may require a modification plate to meet Queensland Transport standards and Australian Design Rules.

Examples of modifications that may require a modification plate include:

  • Seat belt changes
  • Seating changes
  • Motor changes
  • Gearbox changes
  • Non-standard accessories fitted
  • Fuel tanks

A modification plate is often a mandatory requirement for a vehicle:

  • Prior to the issue of a safety certificate for registration
  • Upon application for insurance

To make sure that your vehicle modifications meet the Australian Design Rules and the standards for Queensland Registration and Vehicle Insurance, phone Steve Blackburn on 0413 005 387,
Steve can provide you with information regarding onsite inspections for vans, utes, sedans, 4X4’s and motor bikes.
Steve is an Authorised Officer for modifications made to Light Vehicles including:

  • Engine Substitution
  • Turbocharger & Diesel Supercharger installations
  • Transmission Substitution
  • Rear Axle Replacement
  • Differential Substitution
  • Brake System Substitution & Modification
  • Convertible and Cabriolet Conversion
  • Passenger vehicle extended wheelbase conversion
  • Individual & low volume vehicles
  • Panel van to utility conversion
  • Roll bar & roll cage installation
  • Seating capacity alteration & seat belt installation
  • Motorcycle seating capacity alteration
  • Fuel tank alteration
  • Steering conversion (modification)

To check if you are ready for an inspection, print the vehicle modification checklist.

 

Training & Assessment

Steve’s Professional Profile
Steve is also a qualified trainer & assessor in the AUR05 Automotive Industry Retail, Service  and Repair Training Package.  He provides consultation to engineering and automotive industries.  Steve has been working in these industries for over 30years and has extensive experience in trade training and assessment.  During the last 5 years Steve has concentrated on training and development activities with a particular emphasis on offering Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) services.  His professional qualifications include Trade Certification, Safety Certificate endorsement, Vehicle Modification Authorisations through Queensland Transport, Certivficate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, National Reporting System Workplace Assessor, and Facilitator for Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  Steve is a current member of the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers.

Training Affiliation
He currently works in consultation with Boyle Consulting, an award winning Australian consulting and training company that has a long history of developing leaders for manufacturers and their re-seller networks.  View their website at www.boyleconsulting.com.au for further information & enrolment details.
AUR30405 Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology
The program aim is to assist Mechanics and Trade Assistants who have extensive experience working in the automotive industry gain formal recognition for their existing knowledge and skills.  The program is Competency Based requiring participants to provide evidence of applying knowledge and skill to a standard required in the workplace.
Upon completion of a training program, participants will be able to:

  • Gain formal recognition for successfully completing units from the AUR30405 Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology
  • Improve maintenance and servicing operations within the workplace
  • Communicate effectively with team members and customers
  • Improve understanding of OH&S procedures
  • Contribute to quality improvements in your workplace.

What is Recognised Prior Learning?
The program is offered as standalone units or as part of a complete qualification.  The participant will be required to complete an evidence portfolio which collects workplace sign offs and samples of documents to show the participants understanding, knowledge and application of each of the unit competencies.
What are the benefits of RPL?

    • Acknowledges workplace learning and experience which has already occurred and been developed over a long period of time.
    • Minimises the need to attend formal training courses to learn skills that you already have.
    • Acknowledges skills and knowledge gained from experiences outside of the workplace, through competitive sports such as motor racing
    • Can be very cost effective.

    Please contact us for more information.

Our Business Hours:
Mon-Fri from 8:00 to 5:00
After Hours by Appointment

Payment options will be direct deposit, money order, cheques and cash in person -
goods will be sent once funds are cleared

WE OFFER MANY USED PARTS FOR SALE
1200cc 40HP Motor
This is a cut away image of a 1200cc 40HP engine - artwork by Darryl Depp.
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