Accreditation as a Recognised Testing Authority - Australian Government


NATA accreditation provides authoritative recognition of the technical competence of a facility for the range of activities it offers supporting industry.  These activities may include testing, calibration, inspection, reference material production, provision of proficiency testing services, medical imaging and compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) principles.

Accreditation is a means of assessing, in the public interest, the technical competence and integrity of businesses and organisations that offer these types of services. Accreditation is distinct from certification, which focuses on overall compliance with systems and products standards rather than technical competence.

In some sectors, it is a requirement to obtain accreditation before offering certain services.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Reassessments are generally carried out every four years. Shorter reassessment intervals may be specified.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Act(s) name

National Measurement Act 1960 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

National Measurement Regulations 1999 Australian Government

Administering agency

National Association of Testing Authorities

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.