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We were delighted with the number and quality of the entries we received to our World Accreditation Day competition this year - many thanks to everyone who took the time to send in their responses.

Keeping with this year’s theme of Accreditation: A global tool to support public policy, NATA Members and Technical Assessors were asked to send in their response to the question “How do you think accreditation supports public policy?”

The following three entries were chosen as the winners and will each receive a voucher towards a meal at a restaurant of their choice.


The three pillars of public policy - transparency, accountability and credibility - are each firmly supported by accreditation. In the absence of accreditation, public policy would be informed by amateur endeavours and guesswork. No well-informed economy or society deserves that.

Pinakin Chaubal
Engineering Manager Capability Development Department of Defence, Australia
Southbank VIC


Any public policy should be based on credible information. Credible information comes from measurement established to be impartial, accurate and presented with a statement of confidence in its value. That quality in measurement is the primary outcome from accreditation

Randall Anderson
Australian Pressure Laboratory
Eltham VIC


Throughout the world and throughout nations, societies face a multitude of organisational barriers in the form of culture, language, and education; just to name a few.

When facing these barriers from a quality assurance perspective, there is a key entity that breaches these barriers to provide a commonality between public policies across nations: accreditation. The ability of organisations throughout countless public sectors to uphold their systems to a mutual accreditation standard drives harmony and objectivity across the board.

Accreditation does not discriminate between industries or businesses. The end goal of those who build homes is the same as those who ensure food safety - deliver a safe, proven, and regulated service by following a dependable accreditation standard.

Regulators, national and local government - essentially any relevant party - can utilise accreditation as a valuable tool for meeting public policy objectives. It provides a strong benchmark for organisations to uphold, ensuring a balanced assessment can be completed across all public sectors. Furthermore, this tool can be employed globally, as an international synonym for quality, integrity, and conformity.

Jessica Tunnage
Laboratory Manager Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd
Casino NSW

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