Accreditation and affiliations
EAL is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025, for its technical competence in the field of Chemical Testing. The EAL full analytical services price list documents the EAL NATA accredited methods.
EAL is also a member of the Australian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC), routinely undertaking inter-laboratory trials for ASPAC accredited plant, ASPAC accredited soil tests and acid sulfate soils.
Strong connections and affiliations
EAL has strong connections through the SCU's faculties and special research centres:
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Southern Cross GeoScience
- Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry Research
- Southern Cross Plant Science
- Marine Ecology Research Centre
- Forest Research Centre.
EAL provides industry scholarships for study in environmental science through the Faculty of Science and Engineering, SCU. EAL also supports technical and administrative education by providing traineeships for TAFE students. EAL is a gold sponsor and an active participant in the annual Northern Rivers Science and Engineering Challenge for high school students.
EAL is affiliated with:
- Australian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC)
- Australian Organic Recycling Association (AORA)
- a group of 20, mainly council based laboratories, which participate in monthly proficiency testing
- Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
- Toxno - a human and environmental health information resource
- Catchment Management Associations (CMA)
- local Landcare groups
- local SoilCare groups.