Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

Public Consultation on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Rules in Australia 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will conduct a public consultation on EMC regulatory procedures.  

The Authority is particularly interested in hearing your thoughts on the following points: 

The proposal to include all EMC harmonised emission requirements under Directive 2014/30/EU in the ACMA’s EMC regulatory frameworks. 

The effectiveness of the present EMC regulation systems for mitigating EMC risks in automobiles, especially electric vehicles. 

The proposal would exclude some low-powered inductive power transfer devices from the classification of a high-risk item, such as wireless chargers for phones, electronic wearables, and electric toothbrushes. 

The proposal to reduce the compliance level of some household equipment, as well as any other devices that have not been identified. 

The recommendation for classifying battery-powered equipment as low-risk devices. 

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA