Telematics IVUs can be type-approved by TCA against the Telematics IVU Functional and Technical Specification (Specification).

An overview of the process for obtaining type-approval of a Telematics IVU, including an explanation of each stage of the process, can be found in the IVU Guideline for type-approval.

The Specification contains the requirements that need to be met for an IVU to be type-approved by TCA.

The cost for Telematics IVU type-approval is established on a cost recovery basis.

The cost of Telematics IVU type-approval is detailed below and payable by the applicant.

  Type-approval of IVU against the Specification
  Cost Breakdown payable at the commencement of each stage:
  Application $5,000 (excl. GST)
  Checklist $5,000 (excl. GST)
  Risk Focused Review and Testing $25,000 (excl. GST)
  Type-approval $5,000 (excl. GST)
  Total $40,000 (excl. GST)


If the applicant’s Telematics IVU has previously been type-approved and endorsed for a TCA program in full or in part, then TCA may take this into consideration. In this event, TCA may provide on request, a non-binding, indicative quote for a particular Telematics IVU type-approval.

If it is necessary for an applicant to repeat any of the stages of the type-approval process (including repeat testing of the IVU against a requirement/s of the Specification), TCA reserves the right to charge an additional fee. The additional fee will depend on the level of remedial action or re-testing required.

An applicant can withdraw from the type-approval process at any time with no further cost liability beyond that which has already been accrued. Note, fees already paid by the applicant are not refundable.

TCA reserves the right to adjust the cost for IVU type-approval at its discretion.

 (Effective as of 4 September 2014)

Certificate of Conformance

A Certificate of Conformance Telematics In-Vehicle Unit (IVU) will be provided by the supplier or an agent, distributor or retailer at the point of supply to the end-user for each Telematics IVU supplied.

Certificate of Conformance for each Telematics IVU supplied to an end-user (Payable to TCA by the IVU supplier) $20 per certificate (excl. GST)


TCA reserves the right to adjust the certificate fee at its discretion.

 (Effective as of 4 September 2014)

For further information, please contact TCA on (03) 8601 4600 or [email protected]