Expression of Interest: Physical Performance Testing AAC

14 January 2021

Performance Testing

The Physical Performance Testing Accreditation Advisory Committee (PPT AAC) advises NATA on technical issues related to laboratory testing for mechanical and performance characteristics of products and materials.

The PPT AAC is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals with the following areas of expertise:

  • Mechanical and microstructural testing of metals and welds, springs, fasteners, tools, etc.
  • Physical testing of elastomers, plastics, rubber, etc.
  • Pressure testing of pipelines, hoses, valves, vessels, fittings, etc.
  • Testing of wool, textiles, and synthetic fabrics
  • Vehicle safety testing and Australian Design Rules (ADR) requirements

The duties of a committee member include:

  • Reviewing NATA’s Accreditation Criteria applicable to physical performance testing.
  • Reviewing assessment reports for applicant and accredited facilities.
  • Provision of advice on technical issues arising from assessment activities.
  • Review and approval of the appointment of technical assessors.

Further information about the role and structure of NATA’s technical committees is available on the Technical Committees page.

Positions are honorary with the initial term of appointment being five years.  Reappointment for three years may be possible following the initial term.  Current PPT AAC members may submit an expression of interest for a vacant or soon to be vacant position, provided they satisfy the criteria for the position.

The committee convenes at 12 to 24-month intervals and NATA covers all costs for travel and accommodation.

Applicants must:

  • Hold suitable qualifications and have a minimum of 10 years practical experience in their area(s) of expertise
  • Be committed to accreditation and familiar with NATA’s accreditation requirements through either practical experience in an accredited facility or experience as a NATA technical assessor
  • 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 should include a current resume along with a cover letter addressing the requirements/attributes detailed above and detailing why you wish to join the committee. 

Applications can be provided to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Sector Manager - Materials, Assets and Products.

Applications will close on 12 February 2021 and will be considered by the current members of the PPT AAC.  Final approval of AAC membership rests with the NATA Board.