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 – Life Sciences or Legal and Clinical Services

  • Lead Assessor and Client Management role covering various industries
  • 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 two full-time Client Coordinators in either our Brisbane or Sydney office.

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in assessment of the competence of laboratories offering services in the following industries: Agribusiness, Environment, Food & Beverage (Life Sciences) or Forensic Science (Legal and Clinical Services). You will initially be trained in predominantly one of these sectors 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 laboratories 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.

Skills and experience

We seek professionals holding a degree in Science or Applied Science, having proven 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 a number of simultaneous tasks is essential. Previous auditing experience would be highly 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 $98,036 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 8222.

Interested applicants must provide a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter addressing the qualifications and experience in this advertisement and the names of three referees by 5 October 2018 to the following email address:

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It is anticipated that the successful applicants will commence in late November 2018.

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

Website: www.nata.com.au 


Client Coordinator – Infrastructure

  • Lead Assessor and Client Management role covering various industries
  • 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 either our Adelaide or Sydney office.

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in assessment of the competence of laboratories offering services in the following industries: ‘Infrastructure and Asset Integrity’, ‘Manufactured Goods’ and ‘Materials’ (for civil construction testing). You will initially be trained in predominantly this sector 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 laboratories 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.

Skills and experience

We seek professionals holding a degree in Applied Science or Material Science, having proven 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 a number of simultaneous tasks is essential. Previous auditing experience would be highly 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 $98,036 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 8222.

Interested applicants must provide a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter addressing the qualifications and experience in this advertisement and the names of three referees by 5 October 2018 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 applicant will commence in late November 2018.

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

Website: www.nata.com.au