National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia
Scope of Accreditation
Forensics – Canberra Office
Date of Accreditation
14 Jan 1997
Forensic Facility, 1 Tambreet Street
Majura, ACT 2609
Services conditionally available to external clients
Scope of Accreditation
ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)
- This facility complies with the requirements of AS 5388.1 Forensic analysis Part 1: Recognition, recording, recovery, transport and storage of material (except section 6 Occupational health and safety which is not assessed).
- This facility complies with the requirements of AS 5388.2 Forensic analysis Part 2: Analysis and examination of material.
- This facility complies with the requirements of AS 5388.3 Forensic analysis Part 3: Interpretation.
- This facility complies with the requirements of AS 5388.4 Forensic analysis Part 4: Reporting.
|Crime scene investigations||Major crime scene; Non-crime related incidents (including suicides and natural disasters); Volume crime scene||Assessment and control; Ballistics examination; Confirmatory testing for blood; Determination of the nature and extent of the scene; Event reconstruction; Examination and interpretation of the scene; Exhibit collection; Explosion examination; Fingerprint development (dusting/powders); Fire and explosion examination; Fire examinations; Physical fit comparisons; Presumptive screening for blood; Presumptive screening for semen; Recording and imagery; Shoe impressions; Tyre impressions|
|Electronic evidence - Data analysis||Electronic devices||Data interpretation; Data presentation; Examination of acquired data|
|Electronic evidence - Data preservation||Electronic devices||Identification of digital storage devices; Preservation of devices (including removable hard drives etc.); Preservation of live digital storage devices; Preservation of static digital storage|
|Examination of documents||Documents; Other items that may bear writing or handwritten marks; Printing devices and their accessories; Typewriting devices and their accessories; Writing implements||Alterations; Charred documents; Counterfeit document examination; Examination of security features; General physical examination; Indentations and impressions; Ink comparisons; Paper examination; Printing process and devices; Reconstruction of torn and/or shredded documents; Signature and handwriting examination; Stamp examination; Substrate examinations|
|Examination of fingerprints||Fingerprints||Identification|
|Examination of firearms, ammunition and weapons||Ammunition; Ballistics; Firearms||Chemical analysis of discharged residues|
|Certification; Chemical analysis of discharged residues; Classification; Examination and identification; Firearm safety testing; Range determination; Serial number recovery; Shooting scene investigation; Trajectory reconstruction|
|Ballistics||Range determination; Trajectory reconstruction; Wound examination|
|Examination of tool marks||Any item received||Comparison of impressed marks; Comparison of striated marks|
|Forensic biology - Examination of biological material||Any item received||Collection, location and identification of biological material; Confirmatory testing for blood; Confirmatory testing for saliva; Confirmatory testing for semen; Presumptive screening for blood; Presumptive screening for saliva; Presumptive screening for semen|
|Bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA)|
|Any item received; Hair||Examination of hair; Morphological comparison of hair|
|Forensic biology - Examination of biological material - Field testing||Blood||Bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA)|
|Forensic chemistry/criminalistics||Any item received||Glass and other mineralogical material examination|
|Explosives; Firearm residue examination; Fires and explosion investigations; Flammable liquids; Gunshot residues; Presumptive testing for hazardous materials (including chemical warfare agents); Propellants; Vegetable oils; Vehicle fluids|
|Screening, interpretation and reporting of textile damage|
|Paint; Polymer analysis; Tape; Textile fibre examination|
|Chemical irritants; Chemical warfare agents; General chemical analysis; General physical examination; Miscellaneous comparisons; Unknown substance identification|
|Genetic analysis||Biological material||DNA profiling for criminal case work - Direct comparison; DNA profiling for criminal case work - Familial comparison; DNA profiling for relationship testing|
|Signal processing - Audio processing||Electronic devices||Audio direct copying; Audio enhancement; Audio media repair|
|Signal processing - Video (image) processing||Electronic devices||Image enhancement; Video (image) direct copying; Video media repair|
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22 May 2022