NATA Sectors

Our sectors deliver world-class and world-recognised accreditation services across a wide range of industries. 

Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences Sector operates across the following key areas: 

  • Agribusiness 
  • Animal health 
  • Environment 
  • Food & beverage
  • Healthcare, pharmaceuticals & media products 

Life Sciences also oversees NATA’s OECD Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) recognition program. 

Check out Life Sciences Sector Updates

Materials Assets & Products (MAP)

Our MAP Sector provides accreditation services covering the following testing areas: 

  • Physical performance testing
  • Electro-technology testing
  • Geotechnical and civil construction materials testing 
  • Testing the integrity of equipment and structures 
  • Materials characterisation 
  • Testing supporting infrastructure and asset integrity 
  • Testing of manufactured goods

Check out Materials Assets & Products sector updates 

Legal and Clinical Services

Legal and Clinical Services supports the delivery of accreditation services in key areas of human care including: 

  • Human pathology 
  • Forensic science
  • Medical imaging 
  • Sleep disorders services 
  • Workplace and community screening

The sector also oversees the management of NATA’s participation in the Commonwealth Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS). 

Check out Legal and Clinical Services sector updates




Our Calibration Sector provides accreditation services for three types of conformity assessment activities: 

  • Calibration 
  • Provision of Proficiency Testing Schemes  
  • Reference Materials production 

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Our Inspection Sector accreditation services are delivered across multiple industries including: 

  • Agriculture 
  • Mining 
  • Construction
  • Industrial applications electrical and electromagnetic safety 
  • Medical devices 
  • Occupational hygiene 
  • Commercial buildings

Accredited inspection bodies support Australian industry in design verification, fabrication inspection, in-service inspection, survey of sites and installations as well as grading of product. 

Check out Inspection Sector Updates 

Become a member

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.