Measurement and standards
A number of bodies comprise Australia's standards and conformance infrastructure. These are: Standards Australia Limited; The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA); The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) and The National Measurement Institute.
Australia has a well-developed national measurement system which is made up of four national organisations which are complemented by trade measurement authorities and legal metrology authorities.
The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) provides assessment, accreditation and training services to laboratories and technical facilities throughout Australia and internationally.
The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is responsible for establishing and maintaining Australia's units and standards of measurement and for coordinating Australia's national measurement system. NMI was formed from the National Measurement Laboratory (CSIRO), the National Standards Commission and the Australian Government Analytical Laboratories and continues their work.
Standards Australia is the nation's peak non-government standards organisation, charged by the Australian Government to meet Australia's need for contemporary, internationally aligned standards and related services. Standards Australia also recognises, rewards and promotes excellence in design and innovation through the Australian International Design Awards program and other design promotion initiatives.
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