NATA News Archive
- Published: 14 May 2014
NATA first signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tasmanian Government in 2004. Now in its third iteration, the latest MoU was signed by the Premier and NATA’s Chair in January 2014.
Paralleling the MoU between NATA and the Commonwealth, this MoU recognises NATA’s role in facilitating a reliable testing, measurement and inspection infrastructure that will serve the interests of Tasmania. The preamble sums up the State government’s interest in NATA.
The State of Tasmania and NATA recognise that the system for accreditation of facilities performing measurement and testing, reference material providers, proficiency testing scheme providers and bodies undertaking various types of inspection provides an important mechanism for improving business efficiency and competitiveness of Australian industry in national and international markets.
The most significant changes to this MoU relate to additional NATA undertakings to work more closely with government agencies in:
- ensuring NATA’s system of accreditation is meeting their needs;
- horizon scanning in relation to trends and emerging needs for accreditation; and
- the provision of advice on policy and regulatory matters relating to measurement, testing and inspection related activities.