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Quality Management

The AWQC has been certified to Quality management systems - Requirements since 1997 with current certification to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 and has been accredited to NATA laboratory requirements since 1974: for Chemical Testing and 1979 for Biological Testing with current accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025: 2005. This integrated approach facilitates planning, allocation of resources, definition of complimentary objectives and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of the AWQC operations.

The accreditation by the National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA) covers a wide range of chemical and biological tests on water, wastewater and related materials such as soils and sediments, including sample collection. Use the left hand menus to find out more about our accreditation.

Where applicable, AWQC can provide the Measurement of Uncertainty to be reported with your test results. No measurement is exact. When a quantity is measured, the outcome depends on the measuring system, the measurement procedure, the operator, the environment, and other effects. A result is only complete if it is accompanied by a statement of the uncertainty in the measurement. Such uncertainties can be estimated using statistical analysis of a set of measurements, and using other kinds of information about the measurement process. There are established rules for how to calculate an overall estimate of uncertainty from these individual pieces of information. When the uncertainty in a measurement is evaluated and stated, the fitness for purpose of the measurement can be properly judged.