Accreditations & Certifications
NATA is the authority responsible for the accreditation of laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers throughout Australia. It is also Australia's compliance monitoring authority for the OECD Principles of GLP.
NATA provides independent assurance of technical competence through a proven network of best practice industry experts for customers who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services. NATA formally recognises that these facilities produce reliable technical results which make the world a safer and more certain place. NATA's work increases community confidence and trust in a facility's services, mitigates risk, improves tendering success and facilitates trade.
Visit the NATA website.
The Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC) is an independent international organisation consisting of individuals, laboratories, research and commercial organisations involved in soil and plant tissue analysis. It promotes the adoption of:
- Appropriate field sampling protocols
- Uniform and reliable soil and plant analytical methods
- Sound interpretation guidelines, and
- The most reliable and appropriate advice to clients.
ASPAC also brings together individuals and groups from industry, public institutions and independent laboratories in Australia, New Zealand and nearby overseas countries to share information and technology on soil and plant tissue analysis.
Visit the ASPAC website.
Fertcare is a training, quality assurance, certification and accreditation program delivered by independent third parties on behalf of the Australian fertiliser industry. The various parts of the program are brought together by a licensing system.
The program scope includes environment, food safety and occupational health and safety issues associated with fertiliser and soil ameliorant products throughout the supply chain. The industry’s objectives are to manage risk and liability and to maintain an effective position in public policy development in these areas.
The program focuses on providing high quality advice to users of fertilisers to allow them to maximise productivity and minimise environment and food safety risk.
Visit the Fertcare website.
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ASPAC (soil) ASPAC (plant)