On 27 February 2017, the ACMA made the Telecommunications (Approving Body) Determination 2017 (the Determination) specifying the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) as an approving body for the purposes of section 410 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (the Act).
As an approving body, JAS-ANZ has the responsibility for determining a specified person or association is a certification body for the purposes of Division 7 of Part 21 of the Act (relating to the compliance and labelling of customer equipment and customer cabling).
The Determination is supplemented by the Telecommunications Equipment Certification Scheme (the TECS) which sets out the requirements for the assessment of applications for a determination as a certification body. The TECS also contains requirements in relation to the operation of certification bodies.
Certification bodies determined by JAS-ANZ
JAS-ANZ, acting as an approving body under subsection 410(1) of the Act, has determined the following as certification bodies for product certification to AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17065 under the Telecommunications Equipment Certification Scheme, and for the purposes of Division 7 of Part 21 of the Act.
Certification bodies previously determined by the ACMA
Prior to the appointment of JAS-ANZ as the approving body, the Executive Manager of the Operations, Services & Technologies Branch of the ACMA (EM/OSTB) was the approving body for certification bodies. All certification body determinations made by EM/OSTB expired on 31 December 2017. Since 1 January 2018, statements of compliance are only permitted to be issued by organisations determined to be a certification body by JAS-ANZ. The following information about certification bodies is provided for historical reference only.
The Executive Manager, Operations, Services & Technologies Branch, ACMA, acting as an approving body under subsection 410(1) of the Telecommunications Act 1997
has determined the following as certification bodies for the purposes of Division 7 of Part 21 of the Act.