Standards

NATA provides assessment and accreditation services to a broad range of organisations and industries based on key international standards.

Through NATA alignment to these standards, accredited organisations can be trusted, technical results counted on, measurement relied upon, and inspected equipment safe and reliable for public use.

Standards

ISO/IEC 17025: Testing and Calibration

Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 plays an important role in supporting  accurate and reliable results from laboratory testing, calibration, sampling and measurement services across many industries.

ISO 15189: Human Pathology

Accreditation to ISO 15189 underpins confidence in the quality of pathology testing results .

Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS)

DIAS accreditation through NATA offers many advantages, including the support of a world recognised accreditation body with extensive experience in the Australian healthcare industry.

ISO/IEC 17020: Inspection

Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020 specifies the requirements for competent bodies performing inspection.

ISO/IEC 17043:  Proficiency Testing Scheme Providers

Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17043 demonstrates a proven competence in the planning, development and provision of proficiency testing schemes.

ISO 17034:  Reference Materials Producers

Accreditation to ISO 17034 specifies the requirements for Reference Materials Producers. 

ISO 20387: General requirements for Biobanking

Accreditation to ISO 20387 specifies the requirements for biobanks to demonstrate their competence in being able to provide biological material and associated data that supports the needs of research and development activities.

Sleep Disorders Services

Accreditation to the ASA (Australasian Sleep Association) Sleep Disorders Services Standard covers both managerial and technical requirements and includes the principles from the international standard ISO 15189 Medical laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence.

Medical Imaging accreditation 

Medical Imaging accreditation allows clinical radiology practices to demonstrate technical competence in all modalities offered.

OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) 

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) are applicable to non-clinical studies and promote the quality and validity of test data used for determining the safety of chemicals and chemicals products submitted to regulatory authorities for approval.

Proficiency testing (PT) and CRM databases

These publications are protected by copyright under the Commonwealth of Australia Copyright Act 1968.

The EPTIS database provides a comprehensive listing of PT providers, including their accreditation status and the PT schemes they offer.

The COMAR database provides a listing certified reference materials (CRMs).

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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.
Assurance
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.
Competence
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.
Recognition
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.
Training
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.
International
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.
Innovation
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.