Job Opportunities

NATA employs professional, responsible people with a ’can-do’ attitude to deliver excellent levels of service, ensuring quality in everything that we do.

NATA offers a range of employment opportunities across the many programs we run and any current vacancies will be listed on this page.

NATA does not offer traineeships or voluntary work.


Client Coordinator - Human Pathology

  • Lead Assessor and Client Management role
  • National and public interest
  • Work autonomously

The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is Australia’s national accreditation body which provides independent assurance of the technical competence and integrity of organisations for clients who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Client Coordinator in our Sydney office.

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in assessment of the competence of facilities against criteria based on ISO 15189. You will initially be trained predominantly in the assessment of facilities within Human Pathology, with the future expectation to be cross trained into other areas.

You will be responsible for managing client relationships, organising and leading assessment teams and to develop a strong understanding of accreditation criteria. You will be conducting on-site assessments at client facilities with the support of technical experts. Duties also include the preparation of technical reports, follow-up of matters arising from assessments and provision of advice to technical experts, clients and the public on NATA’s policies and technical requirements. 

Intrastate and interstate travel will be necessary.

Download the full job description here

Skills and experience

We seek professionals holding a degree in Science or Applied Science, having relevant post graduate professional laboratory experience.  To be successful in this role, you will be computer literate, self-motivated, well organised and a logical thinker, with highly developed interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills.  A sound knowledge of the principles of good laboratory management and the ability to interact with people at a professional level is required.  The ability to work unsupervised and manage multiple projects, having simultaneous tasks and due dates is essential.  Previous auditing and quality management systems experience would be desirable, although training will be provided. 

About NATA 

NATA is a membership based not for profit organisation and has been contributing to the quality of the nation’s technical infrastructure and servicing its members for over 70 years since 1947. NATA undertakes accreditation activities that ensure Australian conformance assessment organisations, including laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers, have technical competence to carry out specified tasks in accordance with relevant international and Australian standards. NATA’s work increases community confidence and trust in the services offered by accredited facilities, mitigates risk, improves tendering success and facilitates trade.

NATA has approximately 200 staff nationwide with its head office in Sydney and has State offices in mainland State capital cities.  A unique feature of NATA’s business model is the 3,000 strong volunteers who contribute their deep technical knowledge, highly developed skills, and extensive industry experience to NATA’s causes in their respective role as Technical Experts, Committee members, and directors on NATA’s Board.

Salary and Conditions

The salary on commencement is equivalent to a total remuneration package of $106,208 per annum.  NATA operates a superannuation scheme and offers normal conditions of leave and other benefits.  You must have a current driver’s licence and Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position.  For further details please contact NATA’s HR department on 02 9736 8221.

Interested applicants must provide a full curriculum vitae, including the names of three referees and a covering letter addressing the qualifications and experience in this advertisement and how this will benefit the Client Coordinator role by 17 March 2021 to the following email address:

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It is anticipated that the successful applicants will commence in April 2021.

NATA is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a non-smoking workplace.

Website:  www.nata.com.au


Client Coordinator - Inspection

  • Lead Assessor and Client Management role
  • National and public interest
  • Work autonomously

The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is Australia’s national accreditation body which provides independent assurance of the technical competence and integrity of organisations for clients who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Client Coordinator in our Adelaide or Brisbane office.

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in assessment of inspection bodies and/or laboratories conducting testing against criteria based on ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17025, respectively.  Our clients are active in agricultural, construction and industrial inspections and/or testing, making the role particularly varied. You will initially be trained predominantly in the assessment of a specific area, such as inspection, with the future expectation to be cross trained into other areas such as construction material testing.

You will be responsible for managing client relationships, understanding accreditation criteria, organising and leading assessment teams. You will be conducting on-site assessments at client facilities with the support of technical experts. Duties also include the preparation of technical reports, follow-up of matters arising from assessments and provision of advice to technical assessors, clients and the public on NATA’s policies and technical requirements. 

Intrastate and interstate travel will be necessary.

Download the full job description here

Skills and experience

We seek professionals holding a degree in Science, Applied Science or a technology-related discipline, having relevant post graduate professional experience.  To be successful in this role, you will be computer literate, self-motivated, well organised and a logical thinker, with highly developed interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills.  A sound knowledge of the principles of quality management and the ability to interact with people at a professional level is required.  The ability to work unsupervised and manage multiple separate projects, having simultaneous tasks and due dates is essential.  Previous auditing experience would be highly desirable, although training will be provided.  This role could suit Quality Managers looking for the next step in their careers.

About NATA

NATA is a membership based not for profit organisation and has been contributing to the quality of the nation’s technical infrastructure and servicing its members for over 70 years since 1947. NATA undertakes accreditation activities that ensure Australian conformance assessment organisations, including laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers, have technical competence to carry out specified tasks in accordance with relevant international and Australian standards. NATA’s work increases community confidence and trust in the services offered by accredited facilities, mitigates risk, improves tendering success and facilitates trade.

NATA has approximately 200 staff nationwide with its head office in Sydney and has State offices in mainland State capital cities.  A unique feature of NATA’s business model is the 3,000 strong volunteers who contribute their deep technical knowledge, highly developed skills, and extensive industry experience to NATA’s causes in their respective role as Technical Experts, Committee members, and directors on NATA’s Board.

Salary and Conditions

The salary on commencement is equivalent to a total remuneration package of $106, 208 per annum.  NATA operates a superannuation scheme and offers normal conditions of leave and other benefits.  You must have a current driver’s licence.  Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position.  For further details please contact NATA’s HR department on 02 9736 8221.

Interested applicants must provide a full curriculum vitae, including the names of three referees and a covering letter addressing the qualifications and experience in this advertisement and how this will benefit the Client Coordinator role by 11 March 2021 to the following email address:

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It is anticipated that the successful applicants will commence in April 2021.

NATA is an equal opportunity employer.

Website:  www.nata.com.au


Client Coordinator - Human Pathology

  • Lead Assessor and Client Management role
  • National and public interest
  • Work autonomously

The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is Australia’s national accreditation body which provides independent assurance of the technical competence and integrity of organisations for clients who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Client Coordinator in our Perth office.

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in assessment of the competence of facilities against criteria based on ISO 15189 and ISO 17025. You will initially be trained predominantly in the assessment of facilities within Human Pathology, with the future expectation to be cross trained into other areas such as veterinary, biological or chemical testing laboratories.

You will be responsible for managing client relationships, organising and leading assessment teams and to develop a strong understanding of accreditation criteria. You will be conducting on-site assessments at client facilities with the support of technical experts. Duties also include the preparation of technical reports, follow-up of matters arising from assessments and provision of advice to technical experts, clients and the public on NATA’s policies and technical requirements.

Intrastate and interstate travel will be necessary.

Skills and experience

We seek professionals holding a degree in Science or Applied Science, having relevant post graduate professional laboratory experience. Laboratory experience from any life science or medical laboratory related industry would be highly desirable.

To be successful in this role, you will be computer literate, self-motivated, well organised and a logical thinker, with highly developed interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills. A sound knowledge of the principles of good laboratory management and the ability to interact with people at a professional level is required. The ability to work unsupervised and manage multiple projects, having simultaneous tasks and due dates is essential. Previous auditing and quality management systems experience would be desirable, although training will be provided.

Download the full job description here

About NATA

NATA is a membership based not for profit organisation and has been contributing to the quality of the nation’s technical infrastructure and servicing its members for over 70 years since 1947. NATA undertakes accreditation activities that ensure Australian conformance assessment organisations, including laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers, have technical competence to carry out specified tasks in accordance with relevant international and Australian standards. NATA’s work increases community confidence and trust in the services offered by accredited facilities, mitigates risk, improves tendering success and facilitates trade.

NATA has approximately 200 staff nationwide with its head office in Sydney and has State offices in mainland State capital cities. A unique feature of NATA’s business model is the 3,000 strong volunteers who contribute their deep technical knowledge, highly developed skills, and extensive industry experience to NATA’s causes in their respective role as Technical Experts, Committee members, and directors on NATA’s Board.

Salary and Conditions

The salary on commencement is equivalent to a total remuneration package of $106,208 per annum. NATA operates a superannuation scheme and offers normal conditions of leave and other benefits. You must have a current driver’s licence and Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position. For further details please contact NATA’s HR department on 02 9736 8221.

Interested applicants must provide a full curriculum vitae, including the names of three referees and a covering letter addressing the qualifications and experience in this advertisement and how this will benefit the Client Coordinator role by 8 March 2021 to the following email address:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is anticipated that the successful applicants will commence in April 2021.

NATA is an equal opportunity employer.

Website: www.nata.com.au


Client Coordinator - Medical Imaging or Sleep Disorders Services

  • Lead Assessor and Client Management role
  • National and public interest
  • Work autonomously

The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is Australia’s national accreditation body which provides independent assurance of the technical competence and integrity of organisations for clients who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Client Coordinator in our Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane office.

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in assessment of the competence of facilities offering services in Medical Imaging and Sleep Disorders Services. You will initially be trained in predominantly one of these activities and then be cross trained into other areas of accreditation.

You will be responsible for managing client relationships, understanding accreditation criteria, organising and leading assessment teams. You will be conducting on-site assessments at client facilities with the support of technical experts. Duties also include the preparation of technical reports, follow-up of matters arising from assessments and provision of advice to technical experts, clients and the public on NATA’s policies and technical requirements.

This role will require the need to work outside standard office hours within the Sleep Disorders Services area. Due to the nature of the program you will be required to attend assessments during the evening. Additional information will be provided during the interview stage.

Intrastate and interstate travel will be necessary.

Skills and experience

We seek professionals holding a degree in Science or Applied Science, having relevant post graduate professional experience. Experience in either Medical Imaging or Sleep Disorders will be an advantage. To be successful in this role, you will be computer literate, self-motivated, well organised and a logical thinker, with highly developed interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills. A sound knowledge of the principles of good quality management and the ability to interact with people at a professional level is required. The ability to work unsupervised and manage multiple separate projects, having simultaneous tasks and due dates is essential. Previous auditing and quality management systems experience would be highly desirable, although training will be provided.

Download the full job description here

About NATA

NATA is a membership based not for profit organisation and has been contributing to the quality of the nation’s technical infrastructure and servicing its members for over 70 years since 1947. NATA undertakes accreditation activities that ensure Australian conformance assessment organisations, including laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers, have technical competence to carry out specified tasks in accordance with relevant international and Australian standards. NATA’s work increases community confidence and trust in the services offered by accredited facilities, mitigates risk, improves tendering success and facilitates trade.

NATA has approximately 200 staff nationwide with its head office in Sydney and has State offices in mainland State capital cities. A unique feature of NATA’s business model is the 3,000 strong volunteers who contribute their deep technical knowledge, highly developed skills, and extensive industry experience to NATA’s causes in their respective role as Technical Experts, Committee members, and directors on NATA’s Board.

Salary and Conditions

The salary on commencement is equivalent to a total remuneration package of $106,208 per annum. NATA operates a superannuation scheme and offers normal conditions of leave and other benefits. You must have a current driver’s licence and Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position. For further details please contact NATA’s HR department on 02 9736 8221.

Interested applicants must provide a full curriculum vitae, including the names of three referees and a covering letter addressing the qualifications and experience in this advertisement and how this will benefit the Client Coordinator role by 8 March 2021 to the following email address:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is anticipated that the successful applicants will commence in April 2021.

NATA is an equal opportunity employer.

Website: www.nata.com.au


Client Coordinator / Lead Assessor - Mechanical Testing

  • Lead Assessor and Client Management role
  • National and public interest
  • Work autonomously

The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is Australia’s national accreditation body which provides independent assurance of the technical competence and integrity of organisations for clients who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Client Coordinator in our Perth office

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in the assessment of laboratories conducting testing against criteria based on ISO/IEC 17025. You will initially be trained predominantly in the assessment of a specific area, such as mechanical testing, with the future expectation to be cross trained into other areas such construction material and/or non-destructive testing.

You will be responsible for managing client relationships, organising and leading assessment teams and to develop a strong understanding of accreditation criteria. You will be conducting on-site assessments at client facilities with the support of technical experts. Duties also include the preparation of technical reports, follow-up of matters arising from assessments and provision of advice to technical experts, clients and the public on NATA’s policies and technical requirements.

Intrastate and interstate travel will be necessary.

Skills and experience

We seek professionals holding a degree in Engineering or Science or a technology-related discipline, having relevant post graduate professional experience. To be successful in this role, you will be computer literate, self-motivated, well organised and a logical thinker, with highly developed interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills. A sound knowledge of the principles of quality management, quality assurance and the ability to interact with people at a professional level is required. The ability to work unsupervised and manage multiple projects, having simultaneous tasks and due dates is essential. Previous auditing experience would be highly desirable, although training will be provided. This role could suit Quality Managers looking for the next step in their careers.

Download the full job description here

About NATA

NATA is a membership based not for profit organisation and has been contributing to the quality of the nation’s technical infrastructure and servicing its members for over 70 years since 1947. NATA undertakes accreditation activities that ensure Australian conformance assessment organisations, including laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers, have technical competence to carry out specified tasks in accordance with relevant international and Australian standards. NATA’s work increases community confidence and trust in the services offered by accredited facilities, mitigates risk, improves tendering success and facilitates trade.

NATA has approximately 200 staff nationwide with its head office in Sydney and has State offices in mainland State capital cities. A unique feature of NATA’s business model is the 3,000 strong volunteers who contribute their deep technical knowledge, highly developed skills, and extensive industry experience to NATA’s causes in their respective role as Technical Experts, Committee members, and directors on NATA’s Board.

Salary and Conditions

The salary on commencement is equivalent to a total remuneration package of $106,208 per annum. NATA operates a superannuation scheme and offers normal conditions of leave and other benefits. You must have a current driver’s license and Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position. For further details please contact NATA’s HR department on 02 9736 8221.

Interested applicants must provide a full curriculum vitae, including the names of three referees and a covering letter addressing the qualifications and experience in this advertisement and how this will benefit the Client Coordinator role by 8 March 2021 to the following email address:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is anticipated that the successful applicants will commence in April 2021.

NATA is an equal opportunity employer.

Website: www.nata.com.au