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.



Administration Officer

  • Camberwell 
  • Full-time – contract role (6 month contract)

The Organisation
National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is Australia’s national accreditation body with the principal purpose of promoting and contributing to the quality of testing and inspection services in Australia, and delivering accreditation services in accordance with the national and public interest and for the benefit of its members, trade and commerce.

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 has approximately 200 staff nationwide with its head office in Sydney and has State office 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 Assessors, Committee members, and directors on NATA’s Board.

The Position
We currently have a full-time contract position (up to 6 months) in our Camberwell, Melbourne office for an experienced Administration Officer.  The position provides professional and administrative support to the Quality Manager and State Manager (VIC & TAS).
We are looking for a person who is well organised, efficient, a self-starter with high energy levels.

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Strong administrative background;
  • Clear customer service orientation;
  • Ability to deal with routine correspondence and administrative tasks without supervision;
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft packages; and
  • Ability to coordinate tasks and administer clerical duties.

Salary and Conditions 

Standard work hours are 37.5 hours week. We offer a competitive salary package and an excellent work environment.  NATA operates a superannuation scheme and offers normal conditions of leave and other benefits.  For further details please contact NATA’s HR department on 02 9736 8222.

If you are interested in this position, please send a covering letter, a detailed resume and the names of two referees to the following email address:

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Applications close 25 February 2019.

Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position.

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

Website:  www.nata.com.au


Application Support Analyst

Overview
National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia is looking for a dedicated and reliable Application Support Analyst to appoint in our Sydney office. The initial (and ongoing primary) focus of the role is to support a new bespoke accreditation information management system (AIMS), by ensuring the application meets NATA’s evolving business requirements, whilst fulfilling end-user requirements, and identifying and resolving application issues.

The role will be responsible for the day to day system administration as well as the testing, running and reconciliation of the annual and monthly pro rata billing process between AIMS and other line of business applications.

As part of the roles change and release management activities, you will also be responsible for creating and administering system / user acceptance test plans and test cases.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform the day to day support, incident management, and problem identification for various production, and test environments. 
  • Perform application support and systems administration activities for NATA’s corporate information management systems.
  • Provide after-hours systems maintenance to support a weekly overnight processing activity, as well as occasional weekend change and release deployments. 
  • Ensure applications meet business requirements, fulfil end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues
  • Analysis of change requests / user requirements, leading to the development of functional user stories
  • Collaborate with other ICT team members and business users in the testing of application changes, and where necessary engage Vendor to address more complex problems.
  • Working closely with the finance department to test, run and reconcile the processing of annual and monthly pro rata billing data between Line of Business Applications
  • Create and administer system test plans and test cases.
  • Create and facilitate user acceptance test plans and test cases.
  • Provide training and user guides for legacy and new corporate information systems.
  • Under the guidance the Database administrator, assist in the administration of various MS SQL server databases.

Required Qualifications / Skills

  • Degree in information technology with a substantial technology management focus or equivalent industry experience in information Technology or computer science;
  • Extensive experience providing application support, incident management and troubleshooting;
  • Extensive experience developing test plans and test cases; 
  • Sound experience developing user stories;
  • Practical experience working with Microsoft SQL Server databases. 
  • Good understanding of T-SQL;
  • Proven experience developing reports using SSRS; 
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on listening and questioning skills;
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language to non-technical staff and end users;
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to develop and maintain a collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders;

Desirable

  • Experience with ElasticSearch and/or CouchDB.
  • Experience with HTML/CSS, and JavaScript.
  • ISTQB certification.
  • ITIL certification.

Salary and Conditions
Competitive salary offered for the right candidate.  NATA operates a superannuation scheme and offers normal conditions of leave and other benefits.  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 28 February 2019 to the following email address:
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NATA
is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a non-smoking workplace.
Website:  www.nata.com.au


Client Coordinator - Legal and Clinical Services (Melbourne Office)

  • 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 two full-time Client Coordinators in our Adelaide and Melbourne office.

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in assessment of the competence of laboratories offering services in Human Pathology and Forensic Sciences. 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 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 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 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. 

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 $100,976 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 22 February 2019 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 May 2019.

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

Website:  www.nata.com.au


Client Coordinator - Legal and Clinical Services (Adelaide Office)

  • 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 two full-time Client Coordinators in our Adelaide and Melbourne office.

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in assessment of the competence of laboratories offering services in Human Pathology and Forensic Sciences. 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 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 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 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. 

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 $100,976 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 22 February 2019 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 May 2019.

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 Sydney office.

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in assessment of inspection bodies.  Our clients are active in agricultural, construction and industrial inspections, making the role particularly varied.

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.

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. 

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 $100,976 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 22 February 2019 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 May 2019.

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

Website:  www.nata.com.au