AINDT is well recognised internationally and has achieved third-party JAS-ANZ accreditation for its certification scheme to meet the requirements of ISO17024. It was one of the first countries in the world to achieve this when, in 2005, the latest version of ISO9712 was issued. Consequently, AINDT has played a leading role in the harmonisation of NDT personnel certification schemes in the SE Asia region through the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Regional Cooperation Agreement (RCA).
When completed in 2010/12 this agreement should ensure recognition of the qualifications of certified NDT personnel throughout the SE Asia region including major countries such as China, Australia, Japan, India, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, S Korea, Pakistan etc.
AINDT have a Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European Federation of Non-Destructive Testing (EFNDT) which recognises, in principle, the qualifications of personnel certified by AINDT and members of EFNDT. In addition, personnel who seek endorsements for nozzle and node connections can also seek recognition through an agreement with the British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing to gain approval to inspect complex weld geometries in accordance with the European Union’s Pressure Equipment Directive (PED).
The Certification Board provides examinations through a network of Authorised Qualifying Body’s and through its own examination centres thoughout Australia. The number of disciplines certified (methods/sectors) are quite diversified. As well as providing certification to ISO9712/AS3998 the Certification Board also provides certification for limited inspection to ISO20807/AS4635. One that is growing in prominence over recent times is certification for Pest Inspectors using thermographic techniques.
This website contains valuable information and links to the processes used to achieve certification and how to apply for examinations etc. The Guide to Qualification and Certification, also accessed through this website, provides additional information on certification and its relationship to national and international standards.