Revised international standards for non-destructive testing (NDT), which underpin certification for NDT technicians have impacted units in the MEM Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package (MEM).
The ISO standards, which are internationally recognised benchmarks for various industries, have been adopted in Australia. As a result, there is a need to ensure that the MEM units and qualifications reflect current industry practice. Adapting the MEM units and qualifications to adhere to these standards guarantees that learners and workers possess skills that are aligned with contemporary manufacturing expectations.
There are 19 units of competency for NDT which need revision as they are used extensively across trade and post-trade, and technician occupations.
The revisions will reflect changes to the international standards, released in the Non-destructive testing – Qualification and certification of NDT personnel (ISO 9712:2021). The project will also consider alignment of the units to the certification requirements for NDT technicians reflected in the Non-destructive testing – NDT training syllabuses (ISO/TS 25107:2019).