A brief history

JAS-ANZ is an independent, third-party accreditation body established in 1991.

To perform at a high standard, we operate under the JAS-ANZ Treaty

Agreement between Australia and New Zealand establishing the Governing Board, Technical Advisory Council and Accreditation Review Board of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand.

JAS-ANZ is a not for profit international organisation funded from our commercial activities.

JAS-ANZ accepts applications from certification or inspection bodies operating anywhere in the world, irrespective of their size, location or affiliation.

JAS-ANZ operations are overseen by a Governing Board. Our Technical Advisory Council and Accreditation Review Board allow us to bring technical expertise and stakeholder involvement to the development of accreditation programs and accreditation decisions.

Our Secretariat, located in Canberra, Australia, and Wellington, New Zealand, is the administrative arm of the Governing Board. The Secretariat administers the accreditation process, coordinates the work of technical committees, provides input into national and international committees and working groups, and develops new accreditation programs.