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Approval for Australia and New Zealand

Certificate of Compliance for Two Markets

Whether it's household appliances or mobile phones - Australian import conditions require that your products have undergone successful safety checks based on IEC-standards. The standards for electromagnetic compatibility are in line with European norms. Do you intend to import your products to New Zealand? Thanks to bilateral agreements, Australian approvals are also valid for the New Zealand market. With local support from TÜV Rheinland, you can obtain the required certificate of compliance quickly and easily.

Benefits at a Glance

With support for product approval from TÜV Rheinland, you can:

  • Benefit from speedy introduction to the market of your choice
  • Gain a lead over the global competition
  • Save money - thanks to our experience and expertise

Electrical Products

In Australia, electrical products are divided into two categories: Declared Articles and Non-Declared Articles. The class of Declared Articles includes sixty well-defined product types, from switches to refrigerators. We can test and certify safety and security on the basis of IEC standards. Non-Declared Articles, on the other hand, do not need approvals; however, they must meet minimum safety requirements. We offer voluntary product certification for this proof.

Helmets and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

In Australia there are two schemes, Type 1 scheme for Electrical Products and Type 5 scheme for products such as helmets and PPE.

Certificate of Conformity (Type 5 Scheme*)

Conformity of product is based upon the type evaluation of Technical Documentation and the assessment of the manufacturer’s management and quality control process. The process of generating acceptable technical documentation requires the selection, inspection and testing of a representative sample. The technical documentation shall contain a recognised test report from an accredited laboratory and tested according to AS/NZ standards. All production samples are required to be inspected and tested prior to release, records are to be maintained.

The certification has 5 year validity and if any major changes to a product are made then a re-evaluation is made. Revalidation is conducted via TÜV Rheinland’s review of the technical documentation and re-assessment of the manufacturer’s management and quality control process. Revalidation requires TÜV Rheinland’s to witness on-site inspections and tests. Certified products can be marked with the Licenced Mark, the AUS-Mark. The AUS-Mark should be used on all certified Products together with the identification number of the standard to which the product has been certified and the licence number; which is the TUVdotCOM ID number on the Certificate of Conformity.

The C-Tick Mark

The requirements for electromagnetic compatibility in Australia and New Zealand are identical to European requirements. As proof, we can also provide the required C-Tick mark. The mark is preceded by registration with the Australian Communications Authority. Telephones, modems, and similar devices require A-Tick approval, which you can certify with the corresponding A-Tick Mark.

Medical Products

Mutual Recognition Agreements, or MRAs, are available for medical products in Australia and New Zealand. These MRAs allow manufacturers in Europe to carry out conformity assessments and then apply for approval in Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please consult our Web pages on medical products and technology.