Accreditations and Affiliations


EAL has strong connections through the SCU's faculties and special research centres.

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. EAL is a gold sponsor and an active participant in the annual Northern Rivers Science and Engineering Challenge.

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EAL is affiliated with:

Australian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC)

Australian Organic Recycling Association (AORA)

Proficiency Testing - a group of 20, mainly council based laboratories, which participate in monthly proficiency testing

Soil Science Australia

Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

Toxno - a human and environmental health information resource

Catchment Management Associations (CMA)

local Landcare groups

local SoilCare groups.

Image of soil sampling at Spoonbill Reserve, Stirling WA.

National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA)

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 Full analytical services price list documents the EAL NATA accredited methods.

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Australian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC)

EAL is a member of the Australian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC), routinely undertaking inter-laboratory trials for ASPAC accredited plant, soil and acid sulfate soils.

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