Automotive Safety Engineering's (ASE) qualifications, test facilities and practices meet or exceed our client's requirements and legislated Standards.

ASE's Managing Director and Chief Engineer Grad Zivkovic M.Sc, B.Sc, MIEA, MSAE personally leads all projects and testing undertaken by ASE.

Grad currently holds the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Master of Science (Computer Modelling)

  • Bachelor of Science (Automotive Engineering)

  • Member Society of Automotive Engineers

  • Member Institution of Engineering Australia

  • Member Standards Australia

ASE is recognised by the following government departments:

  • Department for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure (DTEI)

  • Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

  • DTEI Regency Park Motor Vehicle Inspection Centre

Federal Office of Road Safety Test Laboratory No: T9868

The Society of Automotive Engineers - Australasia (SAE-A) is the representative body for Automotive Engineers in Australasia, whose purpose is advancing the skills and knowledge of mobility technology practitioners within Australasia; and to develop, collect, disseminate the knowledge of automotive technologies in order to advance these fields and their practitioners.

Membership consists of engineers and other professionals who join on an individual or corporate basis.  They jointly represent the entire spectrum of the Australasian automotive industry - vehicle and component manufacturers, scientists, technicians, researchers, designers, importers, government authorities, oil companies, the vehicle servicing and after-market sectors, insurance sector, and students.

ASE's Managing Director and Chief Engineer Grad Zivkovic is a member of the SAE-A.

Institution of Engineering Australia (IEA - also known as Engineers Australia) is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of their members.

With more than 85000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia.

ASE's Managing Director and Chief Engineer Grad Zivkovic is a member of the IEA.

Standards Australia is recognised by the Government as Australia's peak Standards body.  It coordinates standardisation activities, develops internationally aligned Australian Standards (AS) that deliver net benefit to Australia, and facilitates the accreditation of other Standards Development Organisations.

ASE's Managing Director and Chief Engineer Grad Zivkovic is a member of Standards Australia.

The Department for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure (DTEI) is the South Australian government department responsible for providing South Australian's with safe, secure, efficient and reliable transport, energy and infrastructure.

ASE is recognised by the DTEI as being qualified in automotive disciplines relevant to:

  • Seats

  • Seat Belts & Occupant Restraints

  • Occupant Protection

  • Cargo Barriers

  • Bull Bars & External Fittings

  • Towing Connections & Braking

ASE's Managing Director and Chief Engineer Grad Zivkovic is authorised as a Certifying Engineer by the DTEI Regency Park Motor Vehicle Inspection Centre to assess the extent of motor vehicle modifications and compliance to current Design Rule and Standards.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is an independent Commonwealth Government Statutory Agency.

The Bureau is governed by a Commission and is entirely separate from transport regulators, policy makers and service providers.

The ATSB's function is to improve safety and public confidence in the aviation, marine and rail modes of transport.

ASE is accredited with the ATSB.

Automotive Safety Engineering's (ASE) Managing Director and Chief Engineer Grad Zivkovic graduated from the Belgrade University with a Master of Science (Computer Modelling) in 1981.

This qualification has been accepted and certified by the relevant Australian authorities.

Automotive Safety Engineering's (ASE) Managing Director and Chief Engineer Grad Zivkovic graduated from the Belgrade University with a Bachelor of Science (Automotive Engineering) in 1978.

This qualification has been accepted and certified by the relevant Australian authorities.