Please Note

No mobile phones to be used in the examination areas at any time.

When registering please advise of your preferred location (Currently: As Above ) along with the NDT method and level you will be sitting. To register, please use the Application for Examination form NDT 101, this can be downloaded from the AINDT website.

Whilst we will endeavour to accommodate your preferred location and date/s once total numbers are known, no guarantee can be given.



The AINDT is continuing to manage it activities and services as best we can while we continue to ensure the safety and well being of everyone. With government restrictions in place, we have unfortunately been forced to postpone our upcoming round of Examinations for June.

If you are currently booked in for an AINDT exam during this period, we wish to advise you of what this will mean for you and what you should be aware of.

Firstly, it is vital for you to know that these exams are not cancelled, but simply postponed until a new date can be announced. The AINDT are closely monitoring announcements from the State and Federal Governments, and will advise as soon as this is possible.

If you have a certification(s) that are expiring in May or June 2020 and would like an extension to re-certify your method(s), you will be required to complete an application for re-certification along with a Special Consideration form, and return these to [email protected]

Please note: If your certification has expired, you will still have 12 months from the date of its expiry to sit your practical exam. Additionally, if your certification has expired and is close to the 12 month post expiry re-certification date, you can apply for an extension of that cut-off date by also completing a Special Consideration application and returning it to AINDT.

If you have any questions about this or would like clarification about your certification, please email [email protected]

Thank you.

Exam Information

Exam Dates


Date/s: TBC
Duration: 3 days


Date/s: TBC
Duration: 3 days


Date/s: TBC
Duration: 2 days

The closing date for the June exam round will be approximately the first week in May 2020. No exam applications will be accepted after this date.

Exam Locations

Queensland Mackay*

Queensland Brisbane

New South Wales Sydney

South Australia Adelaide

Closing Date for submission of exam application is Monday 3rd June 2019
(*Please note that the Mackay examination round will only take place if sufficient application are received. Applicants for Mackey will be notified as soon as possible the location is changed)
Candidates are to note the above exams dates are provisional, they would change once the exact dates are finalised.

Important Information

  • Candidates will be informed at least 4 weeks before the state exam session begins informing them of exact dates and timings for Theory and Practical examinations.
  • Candidates attempting initial examinations must provide evidence of AINDT Approved Training at the time of application. Candidates who aren’t able to demonstrate they have sat AINDT approved training by either a training body listed on the AINDT website of training delivered by an employer who has submitted training material and had this approved by AINDT will not be eligible to sit examinations.

Exam Methodology

NDT Examinations will be provided in the following methodologies:

  • Radiographic Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Penetrant Testing

Practical Exam Requirements


All Ultrasonic equipment (including calibration blocks) must be suitable for the inspection of samples to AS2207.
Note: The use of pre made memory files (including DAC) is not permitted and must be removed from the set before the examination commences, this will be verified by the examination invigilator.


Equipment and consumables will be supplied. However candidates may supply their own equipment and consumables in they wish. Where candidates do supply their own consumables, MSDS for consumables must be supplied and approved to the examination invigilator.


Equipment and consumables will be supplied. However candidates may supply their own accessories if they wish (number bands, lead letters, chirpers etc)

RT Candidates must bring to the exam:

  • Current TLD/Film badge
  • Copy of Radiation Safety Licence current in the examination state (without these the candidates will not be permitted to sit the exam)

All electrical equipment supplied by the candidate must be tested and tagged showing test and expiry dates