AUSTEST LABORATORIES is an INDEPENDENT testing and certification company assisting manufacturers, importers and exporters in gaining access to local and international markets.
Upon quote acceptance, each testing and/or approvals project is assigned a dedicated project manager (no faceless people here), who you're able to discuss all aspects of your project with, at any time via our unique, web based project management tool. Want an up to date status of your job with us?, log on 24/7 and see the current status, send correspondence to the assigned test engineer and directly upload documentation, look up past projects and quotes, even request new projects on-line.
Austest was established back in 1991 to cater to AUSTEL (previous name for ACMA) based customers requiring NATA conformance test reports for obtaining AUSTEL approvals and has since grown to become the most comprehensive full service compliance test facility in Australia by encompassing testing and approval services covering Electrical Safety, Energy Efficiency, EMC(emissions and immunity), Telecommunications, Wireless and Environmental product and component compliance.
Austest became part of the Approval Specialists group in May 2008 which brought together testing and certification facilities in Sydney, the NSW Central Coast, Melbourne (formerly Comlabs) and Adelaide.
In 2009, Austest swapped out NATA ISO 17025 accreditation for A2LA (the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) so as to provide our clients greater global product test report recognition via ILAC and APLAC mutual recognition.
Austest works closely with other Approval Specialists companies to provide a complete certification service with offices and agents in many Asian and Latin-South American countries.
Locally and Globally Recognised, Accredited Testing
As an independently audited and accredited ISO:17025 accredited testing laboratory, you can be assured of quality testing that is both locally and globally recognised. Some manufacturers base their testing decisions solely on the cheapest price, often to find the report they receive is unaccredited, to an old or obsolete version of the standard or missing some of the mandatory tests.
Austest Laboratories reports are accepted locally by Australian and New Zealand electrical safety regulators and certification agencies including NSW Fair Trading, ESV, ESO, SAA, SAI Global, SGS Systems Services, TUV Rheinland Australia and under the EESS, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, (ACMA), programs administered by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the NSW Govt IPART ESS (Energy Saving Scheme), and the Victorian State Government under their VEET scheme.
Globally, our ILAC endorsed reports are recognised in South Africa by ICASA, the FCC and Industry Canada, the iDA in Singapore, JATE in Japan, CE for Europe and under the globally accepted CB Scheme.
The IECEE CB Scheme is an international program created by the International Electrotechnical Commission for Electrical Equipment (IECEE) for the acceptance of product electrical safety test results around the world. The CB Scheme offers manufacturers a simplified way of obtaining multiple national safety certifications for their products which provides entry into over 50 countries, thus saving money, time and reducing the number of test samples needed.
As a member of the IECEE CB Scheme with the largest scope of accredited standards in Australia, Austest produces CB safety reports for a huge range of electrical products. Our CB reports, in conjunction with TUV Rheinland of Japan who provide our CB Certificates, open up world markets for your products.
CB Scheme Listing of Accredited Standards: http://members.iecee.org/IECEE/IECEEMembers.nsf/ShowScopeV2?openform&SelectedEntity_CleDoc=ADMN-6YNGCJ
CB Scheme Accreditation Certificate: http://www.iecee.org/cbscheme/Certificate_of_Acceptance/tl103.pdf
Our Sydney, NSW Central Coast and Melbourne facilities are A2LA (the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) accredited for a vast range of standards. Austest has chosen A2LA as our accreditation provider, giving our customers the widest possible global reach for acceptance of accredited reports. A2LA has accredited more than 2000 organisations and is a signatory to several multilateral mutual recognition arrangements including the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), and the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC). A2LA and NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) are both signatories to the ILAC and APLAC MRA's for mutual acceptance of test data and reports.
Accreditation listing of our Sydney Safety, Telecoms and EMC facilities: http://www.a2la.org/scopepdf/2765-02.pdf. Accreditation listing of our Melbourne Safety and Telecoms facilities: http://www.a2la.org/scopepdf/2765-01.pdf
Our Sydney and Melbourne offices are recognised testing authorities by the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) for testing to Australian telecommunications products covering interfaces such as ADSL2/2+, VDSL2, GSM, 3G, 4G & PSTN. Our Sydney office is also an ACMA Certification Body.
New Zealand Telecom Access Standards Listed
Accredited for testing modems, IP phones, internet appliances with FXS, FXO and ADSL, we also work in conjunction with our New Zealand accredited lab to provide full NZ Telecom testing and certification services including telepermit submissions and compliance folder holding.
USA, Canada, Mexico
Austest Laboratories is the only lab in Australia and New Zealand, certified by Intertek as a Recognised Testing Laboratory (RTL) under their ETL product conformity scheme for Information Technology Equipment. Austest is able to obtain ETL and cETL certification marks for customers derived from testing that is performed solely within our test facilities.
The ETL Listed Mark from Intertek is the fastest growing product certification mark in North America with more than 85,000 product listings and is also accepted in Mexico as equivalent to NOM Certification.
Our open area test site on the NSW Central Coast is A2LA accredited and FCC listed for FCC Part 15B emissions testing for the U.S.A.
Europe, Singapore, South Africa
Accredited reports are provided for CE marking testing to various EN standards covering emissions and immunity. Our telecommunications and EMC reports are accepted by iDA in Singapore, HKTA in Hong Kong and ICASA in South Africa. Ask about our telecommunications report acceptance for other countries including South Korea and Malaysia.
Our sites are independent facilities and not linked or owned by any manufacturer. As an ISO 17025 quality system compliant company, work undertaken by Austest Laboratories is held in strictest confidence and not disclosed to any party including officers of Government regulatory departments unless under an order or act of Australian law, or with our customer's written permission.