NATA. Adding business and community value

We are pleased and proud to add genuine value both directly and indirectly to Australian businesses and the community.

Members

For our members, our accreditation services improve the consistency and quality of their products and services. It helps improve their performance, drives consistency, mitigates risk, facilitates trade, and increases public confidence in the products and services they offer.

As part of our mandate, we are always seeking to accredit suitable industry organisations and facilities. The continuing growth of accredited organisations increases the products and services that can be confidently used in the community.

Public

For the public, our accreditation services provide confidence. From buying food, electrical appliances and even toys for children – NATA accreditation provides the assurance our members’ products and services can be used with safety and confidence. 

Training

NATA enjoys a global reputation for its training courses. In addition to national training, we play a leading role in the international accreditation community and have trained organisations from over 20 countries in Standards, quality, auditing and assessor knowledge and skills. 

Economic

Despite being a not-for-profit, member-owned organisation, we believe it is important for government, members and the community to see the commercial value of what we do.

A recent study by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), identified the monetary value NATA activities bring to the Australian economy. While there is general recognition that NATA adds indirect value, the report noted a monetary value of over $420 million per annum.

While a significant contribution, the less recognised value and attributes this brings to our members and the community is also of immense value.

As noted by Emeritus Professor Roy Green in his preface to the report:

“What is clear is that accreditation in this context provides both direct and indirect benefits to consumers of intermediate and final goods and services, and hence to the economy and society more widely.”

UTS ReportEconomic Value of NATA Accreditation in Australia

Executive Summary – Executive Summary of Final Report

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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.