10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Non-Destructive Testing



The Australian Institute for Non Destructive Testing was formed in 1973 from an incorporated body, the Non Destructive Testing Association of Australia which was established in 1967. Since this time it has grown with Branches in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, and has a membership in excess of 650.


The Australian Institute for Non Destructive Testing shall be an efficient and effective technical society with a national and international reputation for excellence.

Mission Statement

AINDT aims to provide members, industry and the community with an independent and professional level of service in relation to the science and practice of non-destructive testing.


  • Promote the discipline of non destructive testing as a profession
  • Advance the practices and benefits of non-destructive testing on national and international levels.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information between members industry and the community.
  • Provide services for the certification of non-destructive testing personnel.
  • Facilitate and promote non-destructive testing research and development and the application of non destructive testing technology.
  • Provide non-destructive testing literature and educational materials.

Organisation & Structure

The Institute is incorporated in Australia under the Companies Act as a non-profit making organisation.

Branch Councils

Elected by local members, Branch Councils organise technical and social meetings, as well as seminars and conferences and review education programs and standards. Councillors are elected annually for a two-year term of office.

Federal Council

Federal Council comprises Councillors elected by State branches and is the national policy making body. The full Council meets annually, with the Institute's affairs being administered by the Federal Executive in between Federal Council meetings.

Certification Board

The Certification Board is appointed by Federal Council and has been responsible for the certification of NDT Personnel in Australia since 1972. The Institute's Certification Board manages the examination and certification of personnel in accordance with the requirements of Australian Standard AS3998-1992 and ISO 9712.

The Board consists of the Chairperson, a representative from each State Branch of the Institute, a nominee from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and a Secretary.

International Affiliations

AINDT is affiliated with the International Committee on Non Destructive Testing (ICNDT) and the Asia Pacific Committee on Non Destructive Testing (APCNDT).

Close working relationships are maintained with similar overseas organisations including the British Institute for Non Destructive Testing (BINDT) and the American Society for Non Destructive Testing (ASNT), the Canadian Society for Non-destructive Testing and the New Zealand Non-Destructive Testing Association (NZNDTA).


Branch and Federal Awards are made annually in a number of areas:

JH 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 an AINDT radiography practical examination. State Branches also offer student awards for papers and studies related to the NDT industry.

As a member of the Institute you can participate in you local branch activities, including technical meetings, plant visits and social functions. In addition you will:

  • Receive the Institute's publications, which keep up to date with news, new products and coverage of the latest industry trends and events.
  • Keep up to date with training courses and examination dates.
  • Save on technical books, journals and any interactive software packages available through our bookshop.
  • Save on AINDT conferences and expositions
  • Keep up to date with new Standards and related changes.
  • Free publication of your qualifications and experience in the members' area of the web site and in the NDT journal.

Membership Grades

There are five grades of membership available to persons in the Institute:

Individual Member: Available to any person in industry, education or research who is interested in non-destructive testing.

Company Member: Available to organisations with an interest or involvement in NDT. Each Company Member nominates a Company Representative who receives all Institute publications and has all the privileges of an Individual member.

Student Member: Available to students who are pursuing a recognised course of full time study at an educational institution.

Retired Member: Available to any member who has retired from active work.

Honorary Member: Elected by Federal Council for outstanding or conspicuous contributions to the Institute.

Contact Us

AINDT Secretariat
PO Box 52

Telephone: +61 (0)3 9326 7550
Facsimile: +61 (0)3 9326 7272
E-mail: info@aindt.asn.au
Website: http://www.ainst.asn.au

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