Member Advisory Forum

The Member Advisory Forum (MAF) is a forward-thinking strategic group capable of providing insight and direction on trends, drivers and priorities relevant to NATA.

NATA is committed to continue to engage with its members to continually improve NATA’s operation in the best interests of members and stakeholders.

The MAF provides a client engagement opportunity through the exchange of information on a variety of topics and initiatives relevant to members, with the aim that outcomes may better shape the delivery of services for the mutual benefit of NATA and members.   


Provision of strategic business direction advice focusing on

  • Tactical and operational direction centred around members’ feedback.
  • Product direction leading to the short-term product roadmap and longer-term value proposition roadmap.
  • Strategic direction incorporating industry trends, business drivers and technology priorities shaping NATA, its members, and stakeholders’ businesses.


The forum membership will consist of State/Territory representatives, industry representatives and other stakeholders with a high level view of business and industry developments and a commitment to ongoing strategic level dialogue and guidance on best practices.

The MAF will normally contain up to 15 people. Members and stakeholders should express voluntary commitment to actively participate for two years.

Appointment recommendations to be confirmed by the NATA Executive.

Executive and senior management staff will participate in the forum.


The forum aims to meet twice a year (60-90 minutes virtual and at least once a year face to face). In addition, there is a provision of forming subgroups to explore a topic or initiative in more detail as required.

The forum program should be ongoing, foster two-way collaboration with mid-to-long-term impact.

On-going enagement

NATA will provide regular updates on current and future initiatives and seek the forum’s advice.

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Benefits of being a NATA accredited organisation

NATA accredits organisations to perform testing and inspection activities for their products and services. This gives consumers the assurance they need to make safe, healthy and reliable choices. When you choose to become NATA accredited, you can be sure of a number of competitive advantages for your business.
NATA members receive a globally-recognised, peer-reviewed and government endorsed accreditation that provides a unique level of assurance to members, their clients and the community.
Our accreditation provides an independent benchmark for technical competence. Receiving NATA accreditation demonstrates to customers your organisation’s commitment to quality, safety and reliability of products and services.
NATA accreditation is both nationally and internationally recognised. This provides a competitive advantage when compared to non-accredited organisations and ensures you are market-ready to capitalise on trade opportunities.
NATA has been training individuals and teams both nationally and internationally for over 20 years and enjoys a global reputation for the quality of its courses and programs. Our active role in international accreditation education has seen us conduct training in over 20 countries.
NATA’s long standing and active involvement with international groups enables our members to gain international recognition for their accreditation and minimises the need for multiple assessments from different suppliers.
NATA provides innovative and timely business solutions that meet the needs of our members and fulfil the expectations of the community. We have the experience and resources to ensure your accreditation provides you and your organisation with unique advantages.