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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 / Lead Assessor

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 number of full-time Client Coordinators in our Melbourne and Sydney offices.

About the role

Client Coordinators work with a team of professional people engaged in assessment of medical and veterinary testing laboratories against criteria based on ISO 15189 or ISO 17025. You will initially be trained predominantly in the assessment of facilities within our Human Pathology and Life Science sectors, 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.

A full Job Description is available on the website.

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 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.

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 8222.

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 5 February 2020 to the following email address:

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It is anticipated that the successful applicants will commence in mid April 2020.

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

Website: www.nata.com.au


Client Coordinator / Lead Assessor

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 number of full-time Client Coordinators in our Perth and Sydney offices.

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 or conducting non-clinical health and environmental safety studies against the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice. You will initially be trained predominantly in the assessment of a specific area, such as physical performance (mechanical) testing, non-destructive testing (NDT), construction materials testing (CMT) or Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), 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.

A full Job Description is available on the website.

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.

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.

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 8222.

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 5 February 2020 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 mid April 2020.

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

Website: www.nata.com.au


Human Resources Officer - Rhodes

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 servicing its members for over 70 years.

NATA has approximately 200 staff nationwide with its head office in Sydney and has 4 inter-state offices. In addition to this NATA engages with 3,000 technical volunteers who contribute their extensive industry experience to NATA’s causes in their respective roles as Technical Assessors, Committee members, and directors on NATA’s Board.


The Position

Due to an internal promotion, we currently have an opportunity to join our People and Culture team.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to further their HR career. The position responsibilities include:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

A full job description is available on our website.

Salary and Conditions

Standard work hours are 37.5 hrs week. We offer a competitive salary package and an excellent work environment.

For further details please contact Anju Chahal on 02 9736 8222 quoting Reference 2019-41.

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

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

Applications close 24 January 2020

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

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