Proficiency Testing and Reference Material Programs Accreditation Advisory Committee (PRP AAC)

06 May 2019

The Proficiency Testing and Reference Material Programs Accreditation Advisory Committee (PRP AAC) provides advice to NATA in a way that represents the interests of accredited facilities and the broader community.

Committee members serves in an honorary capacity with the initial term of appointment being five years.  Reappointment for three years may be possible following the initial term.

The Committee convenes at 12 to 24 month intervals with NATA meeting all costs for travel and accommodation.  It is expected that Committee Members make themselves available to attend all meetings.  The next Committee meeting is scheduled for early 2020.

Committee members are appointed for their knowledge and technical expertise in relation to reference material production and/or provision of proficiency testing.  The duties of a Committee Member include, but not limited to:

  • providing advice on the review of NATA’s Accreditation Criteria;
  • review of assessment reports for applicant and accredited facilities, where required;
  • provision of advice on technical issues arising from assessment activities; and
  • review and approval of the appointment of technical assessors.

Further information about the Role of the AAC, Chair and Members is available from Technical Committees page on the NATA website.

The PRP AAC is currently seeking expressions of interest to join the Committee from persons experienced in the following areas:

  • purity of organic compounds;
  • certified reference gases.

Current Committee members holding these positions may be considered.

Applicants must:

  • substantial practical experience in either the production of reference materials or provision of proficiency testing schemes;
  • have a knowledge of metrological traceability and measurement uncertainty in either pure organic chemicals or reference gases;
  • be familiar with NATA’s accreditation requirements through either practical experience in an accredited facility or experience as a NATA technical assessor;
  • good industry knowledge of the users of reference materials or PT programs;
  • be committed to NATA and the accreditation process;
  • be committed to abide by NATA’s policies, including the need to maintain confidentiality, be objective, act impartially and to declare any conflicts of interest;
  • prepare for and attend AAC meetings.

Expressions of interest addressing the requirements/attributes detailed above, and a current resume should be forwarded by 27th May 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Sector Manager, Calibration.