The Australian Institute for Non Destructive Testing
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is the descriptive term used for the examination of materials and components in a way which does not change or destroy their usefulness.
It is used at all stages of plant or equipment construction and for integrity monitoring during operation and maintenance.
NDT plays a crucial role in ensuring cost effective operation, safety and reliability of plant, with resultant benefit to the community.
Benefits provided by the correct application of NDT include:
- Compliance with technical and statutory requirements
- Safety of plant and structures
- Avoidance of loss from breakdown
- Establishment of fitness for purpose
- Protection of investments through predictive maintenance.
- Appropriate Standards
Non-destructive testing is reliable only when undertaken to appropriate standards. To ensure this a wide range of national and international standards are documented which covers specific industry needs.
All principal methods of non-destructive testing are covered by Australian Standards. Major manufacturing construction and maintenance standards reference NDT requirements, together with acceptance standards. AINDT plays a major role in the development and updating of standards through representation on appropriate Standards Australia industry panels.
Branch and Federal Awards are made annually in a number of categories:
- J H Cole Award for significant contribution to the NDT Industry.
- ETRS Award for the best paper relating to original work on the practice and development of NDT. The paper must be published in Non-Destructive Testing Australia.
- Agfa Award for the highest score in a radiography practical examination.
- Agfa/Krautkramer Award to the applicant with the best Level 2 General Ultrasonic Theory Examination result.
State Branches also offer student awards for papers and studies related to the NDT Industry.
The Institute provides a wide range of services to its members, including the following:
Industrial EYE the Institute’s Journal, is published 6 times a year,
- and the AINDT Handbook which is published biennially.
- Virtual Bookshop and Library: NDT and related technical books are available at discounted prices and when using the AINDT Library.
- Lectures and meetings: held by AINDT branches during the year.
- Conferences and Seminars: reduced registration costs at the National and International conferences and seminars organised on a regular basis.
- Conference grants are available to eligible members for overseas study tours
- 3rd Party Certification:
- AINDT is the national certification body for NDT personnel,
providing certification in accordance with AS3998/ISO9712 as well as CM personnel providing certification in accordance with ISO18436.
Testing and Monitoring
The Australian Institute for Non-destructive Testing is the peak industry body for services in relation to the science and practice of non-destructive testing and condition monitoring.
AINDT has come a long way since it was first founded in 1963 by a committed group of individuals who received support and backing from several prominent organisations.
Today it stands as one of the leading technical societies in Australia with over 1000 members.
We pride ourselves on offering our members the latest information on what is happening in the world of NDT "Non-destructive Testing" and CM "Condition Monitoring" both in Australia and overseas. Our goal is to promote the disciplins of NDT and CM as a profession and support our members with current news via our website, e-newsletter and the journal; “Industrial Eye”. As a result, our publications are an invaluable tool for members wanting to keep up to date with industry standards, certification criteria, employment opportunities, and associated national and international events.
AINDT is able to offer your business the opportunity to directly engage our members and promote your company’s products and services to a targeted and relevant audience in the following areas.
- Fabrication and construction
- Heavy engineering
- Research laboratories
- Educational institutions
- Asset management
AINDT have the following areas in which to advertise:
- AINDT Journal 6 editions yearly
- Technical Directory Listings on the website
- Targeted job placement advertising
- e-newsletter advertising
- Dedicated advertising pages on website
- Banner advertising on allocated pages in the website
AINDT Event Sponsorship
AINDT have events throughout the year, where sponsorship is available to advertise your services to a captive audiance.
To discuss these unique and targeted advertising opportunities please call the AINDT Office on Phone: + 61 3 93288831 or
For the full list of the advertising opportunities please download our Media Kit
The Australian Institute for NDT, as the Certification Body, is committed to the impartiality of its JAS-ANZ accredited “Personnel Certification Scheme” for NDT & CM practitioners.
In fulfilling this commitment, the AINDT BOARD carefully assesses the suitability of proposed members of the scheme committee’s 'Certification Boards’ (CB’s) before ratifying the selections.
In nominating members to be elected to either Certification Board (NDT or CM), careful consideration is given to the impact potential members will have, should the nominee be elected, such that no single interest is predominant.
In approving proposed members of any AINDT committees that have an interest in the AINDT’s Certification activities, careful consideration is given to the impact it will have on impartiality.
Members are also required to declare any potential conflict of interest in any topics being discussed and may therefore be restricted from partaking in discussions on the subject at the discretion of the chairman. This will be minuted for future records.