What our participants think about us
“I just want to say that everyone who participated thought the trainer was brilliant and everyone now wants more training from NATA! I’ve had similar ISO training in the past, and it wasn’t nearly as engaging as this.
Thank you NATA!”
Keren Natalia, Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, UNSW SYDNEY
NATA Education offers industry leading courses to improve the technical and practical knowledge of our members and stakeholders. With the advantage of NATA recognition, our courses include education in standards, auditing, accreditation, laboratory leadership and management.
Designed to be highly interactive and immediately relevant, our courses also provide access to a national network of industry professionals.
In-house tailored options
Our in-house tailored options enable organisations to have courses designed specifically for their team, business unit or organisation.
Delivered face-to-face or virtual, we will collaborate with you to co-develop learning experiences that align to your requirements and business outcomes.
- Convenience and flexibility of dates and times to suit you
- Tailored course content to suit each organisation’s context
- The ability to train in groups of 8 or more
- A team building opportunity to encourage interaction and discussion among peers
If you wish to discuss an in-house option for your team, please call our course coordinators on 1800 621 666.
Certificates and Badges
In addition to learning from the trusted industry leader in accreditation services in Australia, successful completion of a NATA Education course provides participants with recognition that is valued highly in the market. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and/or a Digital Badge for successfully completing a NATA course.
You can easily share your Badge on social and professional media or use in email signatures or digital resumes. Each Digital Badge contains verified information that describes the qualification and the process undertaken to earn it.
A NATA Digital Badge gives participants a highly desirable, trusted and instantly verifiable way to share capabilities with their organisation, prospective employers, business partners, customers and prospects. Participants who have attended courses from 2018 are eligible to claim a Badge for the course completed.
Please call our team on 1800 621 666 to request your Badge.
1. Understanding the Standards
Understanding ISO/IEC 17025
Introducing the requirements of the Standard
This course is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the requirements and how to apply the Standard ISO/IEC 17025. It outlines the controls required to manage risks and provides tools to support a successful laboratory operation and achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.
Understanding ISO 15189
Accreditation requirements of the Standard for medical laboratories
This course provides participants with a detailed understanding of the Standard ISO 15189. It teaches how it is applied, the controls required to manage risks and the tools needed to support a successful laboratory operation.
OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) course
For managing non-clinical environmental health and safety issues
This course covers the OECD Principles of GLP as they apply to organisations that need to collect and submit data for the registration of chemicals such as pharmaceuticals, agricultural, veterinary products and industrial chemicals.
2. Audits and Quality
The Art of Internal Auditing
Designed for individuals responsible for conducting audits in a laboratory or organisation.
This course is designed for participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of the processes required to conduct a successful internal audit and meet quality management standards and NATA requirements.
Leading the Laboratory Team
Building skills to be an effective leader
This course has been designed to give laboratory staff the foundation skills and confidence to be a leader and manage a successful laboratory team. The course will help you develop new approaches and shape actions through sound decision-making and judgement.
Quality Management in the Laboratory
Ensuring your laboratory meets quality management and technical standards
This course is designed for Quality Managers and laboratory staff with responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of a Quality Management System. It explores all the key factors that need to be implemented to successfully achieve a best practice quality system by developing leaders who will engage new approaches and shape actions through sound judgement and decision making.
Understanding of the risk management process within a laboratory environment
Risk Management in the Laboratory is designed to introduce participants to the principles of risk management and how this applies to a laboratory setting. This course is relevant to anyone who has responsibility for identifying risks and risk management processes. The course combines the standards with risk management principles. A key focus of the learning objectives is to support an understanding of the risk management process within a laboratory environment, its context and its potential impact.
3. Industry Benchmark Programs for NATA Assessors
Lead Assessor Development Program (LADP)
Building the skills and knowledge to be an expert Lead Assessor
This program is designed to educate and create Lead Assessors and ensure they have the quality management, documentation, reporting knowledge and stakeholder engagement skills to conduct professional assessments to NATA standards.
Technical Assessor Development Program (TADP)
On-going development for NATA volunteer Technical Assessors
This program is for Technical Assessors to ensure their skills and knowledge keep up with the needs of our members and any changes to standards and components of accreditation.