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Understanding NATA's ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements

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ISO/IEC 17025 is currently under review with a new version expected to be released by the end of 2017.

A revised course will be offered once the new version of the Standard has been released

If you would like to be informed when these courses have been scheduled, please email your details (including your State) to NATA's Training Services Group

Non-Members:$737.00 (including 10 % tax) 

Members: $671.00 (including 10% tax)

Length: 1 day


ISO/IEC 17025 is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:

  • Operate a quality system
  • Are technically competent; and
  • Are able to generate technically valid results.

This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA's accreditation requirements.


Authorised signatories, laboratory managers, quality managers and frontline staff responsible for implementing the quality system of your facility.


  • Purposes of the standard
  • The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
  • A laboratory's process
  • Structure of the standard
  • Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)


  • An understanding of the standards development and purpose
  • Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
  • Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
  • Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence in the facility's results.

If you have any questions please contact:
NATA Training Services Group
Phone: + 61 2 9736 8222