NATA News October 2014

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia ("NATA") will be held at the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney, 11 Jamison Street, Sydney NSW 2000 on Wednesday, 29 October 2014, commencing at 3:30 pm… Read More

Vale Dr Paul Priscott

NATA has been saddened to hear of the death on 19 August of Dr Paul Priscott, founder of ams Laboratories and a member of the NATA Council
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Guidance for Achieving Compliance of Building and Construction Products

On 1 September 2014, the Hon. Bob Baldwin MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Industry, launched a new guidance document
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Cyanide two day Training Course in Sep/Oct

This two day training course will provide you with a detailed understanding of cyanide chemistry and hands-on practice on “State of the Art” analysis techniques
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NMI sucks! A new vacuum facility

Accurate vacuum and low pressure measurements are becoming increasingly important for high-tech manufacturing processes such as vapour
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NATA welcomes new accreditations

Since our last issue NATA has announced the new accreditation of several facilities across Australia, see the full list of our newly Accredited facilities
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Upcoming NMI training courses

Statistics for Metrology, Introduction to Estimating Measurement Uncertainty, Calibration of Weights and Balances, Dimensional Measurement and more
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Department of Agriculture National Residues survey

The National Residue Survey (NRS) is a unit within the Exports Division of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture
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Policy Circular 11 on Metrological Traceability updated

NATA’s policy with regards to metrological traceability applicable to all facilities accredited by NATA has undergone a significant revision as a result of changes made to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation’s (ILAC) policy
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Change to the Food Standards Code

The Food Standards Code has now been revised to update reference to food testing methods from the AS 1766 series to the current AS5013 series or equivalent ISO methods.
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Victorian Government MOU renewed

NATA first signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Victorian Government in 2004. The latest MOU has now been signed by Premier Denis Napthine
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Upcoming NATA training courses

If you’re looking to fit in some professional development before the end of the year, we’re sure to have a training course to suit you
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DRAFT agenda for comments - Calibration AAC DRAFT agenda for comments - Calibration AAC
DRAFT agenda for Calibration Accreditation Advisory Committee meeting is now available for your comments.


Technical Assessors News - Nov 2017 now published Technical Assessors News - Nov 2017 now published
Technical Assessors News - Nov 2017 issue now published on the website. The newsletter can be accessed from the 'Media and Events' tab of our website:


Inspection AAC Meeting 2018 Inspection AAC Meeting 2018
The 17th Inspection AAC meeting will take place on 7 March 2018 in Sydney.


2017 NATA Young Scientist of the Year Award winners announced 2017 NATA Young Scientist of the Year Award winners announced
And the winners are… The winners of the 2017 NATA Young Scientists of the Year Award have been chosen! The competition once again attracted a large number of entries, submitted by primary school students across Australia and it appears that our theme for this year of ‘Sustainable Planet’ really struck a chord with students and teachers.


NATA Rules updated NATA Rules updated
NATA Rules and NATA Rules Amendment sheet has been recently updated on the NATA website. The updated documents can be downloaded from ’Accreditation Information’ area on our website: