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  • 16/01/2024 18:07 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    AUSPTA is pleased to welcome Thermalign as a new corporate sponsor for 2024! We sincerely thank the Thermalign team for their support of the Association.

  • 01/06/2023 14:52 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce that, in a change of pace (and venue) AUSPTA will be holding our October 2023 Conference and General Meeting at The Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane, Queensland on Friday the 27th of October.

    The hotel is located at 23 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill, Queensland. AUSPTA's event will be in the Leichhardt room on level 1.

    Registration includes complimentary morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. As usual there will be a networking session/dinner on the Friday evening, at a location TBC.

    A reminder that all AUSPTA events are free of charge to financial members and their guests.

    Timely registrations are essential to allow coordination of logistics.



    The venue has graciously agreed to provide discounted accommodation for all AUSPTA delegates attending the conference. Where this is of interest please navigate to and use the discount code "AUSPTA1023" (all caps, no spaces) and the reduced rate will automatically be applied to your booking.

  • 31/05/2023 14:51 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    Historically AUSPTA membership has included a continuing professional development ("CPD") component. This was initially conceived at a time when there was minimal certification available for thermographers practicing in Australia, and so was considered important to our membership. However, as third party certifications become more widespread throughout the industry, the need for AUSPTA to act in this manner has been considerably reduced. Accordingly moving forwards AUSPTA will no longer "enforce" CPD requirements for our membership for the purposes of renewal. All members attending "in person" events will receive a certificate of attendance such that it can contribute to any CPD requirements  for other membership organisations that they might have.

    If you have any queries around this please just get in touch.

  • 04/04/2023 14:50 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    As many members will already be aware, a draft revision of AS4836 "Safe working on or near low-voltage and extra-low voltage electrical installations and equipment" was released for public comment last year. The proposed changes were particularly relevant for our members undertaking electrical thermography inspections and there were some areas of particular concern as the standard sought to introduce requirements/recommendations that made compliance either impractical, unduly onerous, or virtually impossible. AUSPTA, NECA, and other industry groups submitted various comments and suggestions around these concerns. Some were taken up by the Standards Committee, but regrettably many were not.

    The new standard, AS4836:2023, can be purchased via Standards Australia's web-store. Unfortunately due to licensing and copyright restrictions AUSPTA is unable to share the full document in it's entirety. We strongly encourage all members undertaking electrical thermography to familiarise themselves with the new Standard and the subsequent impact on regulatory compliance for their operations. This will vary from state to state; some state regulators mandate compliance with AS4836, whereas for others it is a recommendation only.

  • 03/04/2023 14:49 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    The AUSPTA executive, committee, and wider family would like to sincerely thank outgoing AUSPTA Vice President for his years of tireless service to the Association. Steve remains an active member and voice within AUSPTA, however as he moves towards retirement in his professional career he has decided to relinquish his role as Vice President and did not stand for re-election at the March 2023 AGM. Our new Vice President is Peter Milligan, who will serve for a 3 year term per the AUSPTA Constitution and Rules.

  • 11/01/2023 12:52 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    The AUSPTA Executive and Committee would like to wish all our members, associates, subscribers, and their families a Happy New Year. We hope everybody had a fantastic festive season and look forward to a prosperous 2023.


    We are excited to announce that, in cooperation with our partners and colleagues AINDT, AUSPTA have arranged for our March 2023 AGM and Conference to take place alongside the AINDT APCNDT 2023 conference, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Victoria.

    All AUSPTA members will receive free admission/day pass for Friday 03/03, which also includes full access to the APCNDT event (usually valued at $450). The full APCNDT conference runs from Tuesday 28/02/2023 through Friday 03/03/2023 inclusive. Further details are available here.

    AUSPTA will also be represented with a booth at the event for the duration. If any members are interested in volunteering their time to assist with manning the booth, then please get in touch.

    A reminder that all AUSPTA events are free of charge to financial members and their guests.

    Please register online ASAP if you are intending to attend. Timely registrations are essential to allow coordination of logistics.


    All members should now have received their 2023 renewal invitation via e-mail. Membership dues can be paid via either credit card, using the secure online portal, or EFT if preferred. If you have any further queries, or have not yet received your renewal invitation, please get in touch.

  • 22/04/2022 11:50 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)
    AUSPTA are pleased to announce we have recently finalised a new sponsorship arrangement with HIKMICRO. We thank them for their generous support and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership moving forwards.

    A message from our new sponsor:

    HIKMICRO is the new name in thermal imaging cameras.

    Offering superb value for money, coupled with leading edge technology and features, HIKMICRO is the smart choice for condition monitoring professionals in ANZ.

    With a camera range up to 640 x 480 IR resolution, auto/manual/laser focus, NETD < 35 - 40 mK, up to 50 Hz image frequency, interchangeable lenses and touch screens to suit most applications or budgets.

    Our HIKMICRO Analyser software provides a market leading, professional quality, report generation tool, for free with no subscription fees.

    Click the logo below to check out our growing range of thermography products or you can contact us in Australia using the ‘Where to Buy’ button.


  • 21/04/2022 11:48 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    For those members who were missing the business membership bundle it has now been reinstated. Business members can purchase a bundle of 3 full memberships at a discounted cost of $300.00 (usually $150 per membership for a total of $450.00), and each additional membership at $100.00. This option can be selected via the online sign up form, or for those who would like to convert their existing membership over to a business bundle please contact AUSPTA administration directly.

  • 18/04/2022 11:52 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    Many of our electrical practitioners may already be familiar with AS4836 "Safe working on or near low-voltage electrical installations and equipment". There is an increasing focus industry-wide on electrical safety and arc flash mitigation strategies, which are particularly important for electrical thermography where in the majority of cases switchboards must be inspected 'live' and with covers removed.

    Accordingly we would encourage all members operating in the electrical space to familiarise themselves with AS4836 in it's current form, and also review the draft Standard and/or submit any comments to Standards Australia as applicable. The draft standard and a link to the Standards Australia portal is available here via NECA.

  • 27/03/2022 11:37 | Liam Mitchell (Administrator)

    A huge thanks to all members, presenters, and their guests who attended the 11th AUSPTA Annual General Meeting and Conference at Graduate House in Carlton, Victoria on Friday the 25th of March 2022.

    The event was a great success and we are now focusing our efforts on planning for the next AUSPTA event to be held in Sydney, NSW on Friday 21st October 2022.

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