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World Accreditation Day Competition Winners Announced

We were delighted with the number and quality of the entries we received to our World Accreditation Day competition this year - many thanks to everyone who took the time to send in their responses.

We were delighted with the number and quality of the entries we received to our World Accreditation Day competition this year - many thanks to everyone who took the time to send in their responses.

Keeping with this year’s theme of Accreditation: A global tool to support public policy, NATA Members and Technical Assessors were asked to send in their response to the question “How do you think accreditation supports public policy?”

The following three entries were chosen as the winners and will each receive a voucher towards a meal at a restaurant of their choice.


The three pillars of public policy - transparency, accountability and credibility - are each firmly supported by accreditation. In the absence of accreditation, public policy would be informed by amateur endeavours and guesswork. No well-informed economy or society deserves that.

Pinakin Chaubal
Engineering Manager Capability Development Department of Defence, Australia
Southbank VIC


Any public policy should be based on credible information. Credible information comes from measurement established to be impartial, accurate and presented with a statement of confidence in its value. That quality in measurement is the primary outcome from accreditation

Randall Anderson
Australian Pressure Laboratory
Eltham VIC


Throughout the world and throughout nations, societies face a multitude of organisational barriers in the form of culture, language, and education; just to name a few.

When facing these barriers from a quality assurance perspective, there is a key entity that breaches these barriers to provide a commonality between public policies across nations: accreditation. The ability of organisations throughout countless public sectors to uphold their systems to a mutual accreditation standard drives harmony and objectivity across the board.

Accreditation does not discriminate between industries or businesses. The end goal of those who build homes is the same as those who ensure food safety - deliver a safe, proven, and regulated service by following a dependable accreditation standard.

Regulators, national and local government - essentially any relevant party - can utilise accreditation as a valuable tool for meeting public policy objectives. It provides a strong benchmark for organisations to uphold, ensuring a balanced assessment can be completed across all public sectors. Furthermore, this tool can be employed globally, as an international synonym for quality, integrity, and conformity.

Jessica Tunnage
Laboratory Manager Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd
Casino NSW

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DRAFT Calibration Standard Accreditation Criteria documents for comment

DRAFT Calibration Standard Accreditation Criteria documents for comment

DRAFT Calibration Standard Accreditation Criteria documents are recently published on our website for comment.

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Expression of Interest - Physical Performance Testing AAC

Expression of Interest - Physical Performance Testing AAC

The Physical Performance Testing Accreditation Advisory Committee (PPTAAC) advises NATA on technical issues related to material, mechanical and performance evaluation of products and equipment.

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DRAFT Forensic Science AAC meeting agenda for comment

DRAFT Forensic Science AAC meeting agenda for comment

DRAFT Forensic Science AAC meeting agenda for comment has been recently published on the website for your comment.

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Forensic Science document updated

Forensic Science document updated

General Accreditation Criteria document for Legal management of Facility activities (Forensic Operations Module) has been recently updated on the website.

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Draft Forensic Application document for comment

Draft Forensic Application document for comment

DRAFT Forensic Science ISO/IEC 17025 Application Document is now posted on the NATA website for comment.

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