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Steps To Accreditation

Are you or your business interested in ECA accreditation? You can find the steps to accreditation outlined below. We also recommend that you read ECA’s Benefits Of Accreditation via the button below.

We think all workers in Australia deserve the safeguards the accreditation program offers, and that all businesses committed to manufacturing locally should be supported to understand their obligations.

Benefits Of ECA Accreditation

1. Getting Started: Take The Accreditation Eligibility Quiz

Depending on your business operations, eligibility for the ECA accreditation program may be straight forward, and the eligibility quiz will highlight this. For some, eligibility is more complex than what is captured in the eligibility quiz.

For these reasons, we ask for your business name, email and contact phone number so that we can follow-up with you and unpack the complexities of your business structure. There is no obligation to move forward with accreditation if we speak to you. The no obligation phone call is to ensure you are adequately informed about your eligibility for the ECA accreditation program.

ECA is committed to the protection of your personal information in accordance with the Information Privacy Principles and National Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Please read ECA’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Take The Eligibility Quiz Here

2. Read ECA's Accreditation Guidelines & Review The Accreditation Fees

The Accreditation Guidelines provide an overview of frequently asked questions relating to the accreditation process, including requirements of the compliance audit that your business and its suppliers will undertake. We have also outlined ECA’s yearly accreditation fees for you to view before you apply. These are both great resources and must-reads so that you understand what’s involved.

Read ECA's Accreditation Guidelines
View ECA's Yearly Accreditation Fees

3. Complete The Code Of Practice

To apply for accreditation please read, sign and upload the ECA Code of Practice (the Code) which outlines the terms of the agreement of ECA accreditation (there’s two parts for signing).

Complete The Code of Practice

4. Submit the Fee & Manufacturing Form

ECA’s fees are dependent on the size of your individual business and its manufacturing operations. Learn more about our fee structure here. Completing this form is part of our application process (and your renewal process each year).

Complete ECA's Fee & Manufacturing Form Online Here

Once the Code and Fee & Manufacturing Form have been received, we will invoice you for your application fee.

5. Your Compliance Audit Commences

Once the application fee has been paid, you will have formally opened your application for accreditation and the compliance audit process can commence. ECA and our TCF Union team are here to assist you through the process. ECA’s Industry Resources page contains information that may assist you during the process, to help you understand your legal obligations.

Industry Resources

6. You are accredited with ECA!

After the compliance audit is completed your application is forwarded for final approval to ECA’s committee of management. You will then be granted use of ECA’s Certification Trade Mark to help promote your accreditation to your customers.

We look forward to welcoming you as a leader in your industry and as part of the ECA community!