Accreditation is the formal evaluation of an organization according to accepted criteria or standards determining the competence to complete or perform the tasks to requirements or qualifications.

Recognized institutions undertake assessments and inspections taking into account strict guidelines to determine conformity to tasks across multiple facets of a business’s operations from actual work practices like tests, calibrations and tool and equipment use to management reporting, internal auditing and continual improvement programs.

Accreditations can be industry focused, customer orientated to nationally and internationally recognized.


Meaning to conform or adhere to a set structure or set standards , Compliance covers a wide variety applications from the keeping of records to the ability to perform set tasks . Heat Treatment Australia can offer services that not only meet the compliance of International and national standards like ISO, AS and Nadcap whilst addressing every ITAR and commercial in confidence requirement that may be required .

Commercial in Confidence

Essentially, “commercial-in-confidence” simply means “confidential information”.

It usually refers to things such as defence contracts where the supplier wishes its materials to be treated confidentially.

Organizations, ranging from multi-national for profit corporations to nonprofit charities, keep secrets for competitive advantage.

New products under development and unique manufacturing techniques can be subject to commercial in confidence and also can include weapon designs and military plans.

Commercial in confidence can incorporate keeping documents in a safe or a secure and encrypted location.

Customer Specifications

Customer specifications are normally provided by an OEM who has design control over a product being manufactured for specific applications.

Customer specifications can be a culmination of associated specifications with specific properties or limitations that differ from standard practices or be driven for a mechanical or design outcome warranted to perform a certain task or simply an application they were intended for with the method in which the design authority requires them be produced.

Normally to be able to work to these forms of specifications, customer approvals and subsequent audits need to be undertaken including first article inspection.