Accreditations

NATA

Comtest Laboratories Pty Ltd is accredited by NATA to AS ISO/IEC 17025 for a wide range of telecommunication and electrical safety standards. Comtest Laboratories is currently Australia’s only NATA ISO/IEC 17025 accredited telecommunication laboratory. We are proud to be accredited by NATA.

The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is Australia’s national accreditation body for the accreditation of laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers throughout Australia.

Accreditation delivers confidence in reports, certificates and conformity statements. It underpins the quality of results by ensuring their traceability, comparability, validity and commutability.

JAS-ANZ

Comtest Certification Body Pty Ltd is accredited by JAS-ANZ to AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17065

The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ), acting as an approving body under subsection 410(1) of the Telecommunications Act 1997, has determined Comtest Certification Body as a certification body for product certification to AS/NZS 17065 under the Telecommunications Equipment Certification Scheme, and for the purposes of Division 7 of Part 21 of the Act.

Communications Alliance

Communications Alliance was formed to provide a unified voice for the Australian communications industry and to lead it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and services.

Communications Alliance offers a forum for the industry to make coherent and constructive contributions to policy development and debate.

By providing leadership on new trends and directions, Communications Alliance fulfils a vital unifying role on behalf of the industry and its members, particularly in areas of competition, innovation and industry development.

The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance.

Communications Alliance believes it is in the best interests of all participants, customers and government that the industry takes responsibility for devising practical, self-imposed solutions that are developed by co-operative processes.

In doing so, Communications Alliance seeks to facilitate open, effective and ethical competition between service providers while ensuring efficient, safe operation of networks, the provision of innovative services and the enhancement of consumer outcomes.

Comtest has been an active member of Communication Alliance for many years, ensuring that we are always at the forefront of standards and changes within the industry. Comtest has invested significant time assisting Communication Alliance by sharing our industry knowledge and knowhow for the benefit of all industry and consumers.

ACMA

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is an Australian Government statutory authority within the Communications portfolio. ACMA was formed on 1 July 2005 with the merger of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and the Australian Communications Authority.

ACMA is responsible for ensuring media and communications works for all Australians. It does this through various legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice. ACMA is a 'converged' regulator, created to oversee the convergence of the four 'worlds' of telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications and the internet.

Comtest is an ACMA Recognised Testing Authority as such we understand the requirements as set out by the ACMA and can assist with ensuring you and your products are completely compliant.

We are the Australian experts in telecommunication and ACMA requirements.

Some facilities make the claim that they can ensure their client’s equipment are compliant, function correctly and are safe to use on the Australian and New Zealand markets. We at Comtest believe this can only be achieved by having the knowledge, experience and correct equipment to complete the task. Comtest is one of very few facilities to have all of these.

RCM Product labelling

The ACMA regulatory arrangements require the supplier to apply a compliance label to a product before supplying it to the Australian market.

For all ACMA regulatory arrangements, the compliance label is the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM). The RCM must not be applied to a product until the supplier has registered on the national database and complied with all other regulatory requirements.

Since March 2016 the RCM has replaced both the A tick and C tick marks. Both telecommunication and electrical products may require an RCM regulatory mark.

Comtest can guide you through all the requirements of product/supplier registration and compliance.

The Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council

The Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) is the peak body of electrical safety regulators in Australia and New Zealand. ERAC acts to ensure electrical safety regulatory systems are contemporary and harmonised wherever possible.

Comtest has a long working relationship with ERAC members ensuring that we are at the forefront of electrical regulatory requirements.

SAA Approvals

SAA Approvals is accredited by the Joint Accreditation Service of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) as a third party certification body. SAA Approvals is also gazetted by the NSW Office of Fair -Trading Department of Commerce as a Recognised External Approvals Scheme.

Comtest actively use the services of SAA for the provision of Certification services.