The NSSA currently has seven key objectives:
• Marketing and Communication
• Knowledge and Education
COMPLIANCE & ACCREDITATION
Create and maintain a third party NATA accreditation scheme that ensures compliance to Australian Standards 5039, 5040 and 5041.
Growth of membership to a level that allows the NSSA to be a sustainable, self-funding association that creates and delivers benefits to members.
Support for members nationally from a technical perspective via direct contact – phone and email, key messages, members section on the website and technical documents.
The creation of a national technical committee that will review changes to standards, put forward proposed changes to standards, create technical support documents and contribute information for the creation of training programs all on behalf of the total industry.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
Create a NSSA section in the AWA Windows magazine featuring articles, case studies and promotion of NSSA members.
The NSSA website will contain an accredited search member listing, key information to consumers on security products, why buy from a NSSA member and other smart screen information for consumers and the security industry. Members will have access to NSSA logos and other promotional materials.
Documents will be created for consumers on how to select security screens from reputable suppliers. Members will have access to these documents to use with their own customers.
NSSA members will be promoted to the industry and the benefits of using them.Supplier and installer members will have access to NSSA promotional materials to provide to consumers.
If anyone is in the market for a security screen, they will know that they need to purchase from a NSSA member.
LOBBYING & ADVOCACY
With existing strong government and industry links through the AWA, NSSA will automatically become part of the discussion with these bodies. Specific security screen issues will be identified to add to meeting agendas.
KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION
Available to members, as developed over time, will be key messages, online training programs on manufacture, installation and standards, face-to-face training, guide books, consumer guides and website information. A level of skills will be developed as a pathway to licencing. An industry pathway will also be developed.
Australia currently has different requirements in different states and territories. Ultimately, the NSSA aims to have a nationally consistent approach.