Quality Policies & Systems

Quality Policy

AgVita Analytical provides analytical services within agricultural industries, particularly in the areas of plant and soil nutrients and water analysis, for the use of growers and agronomists in determining the ongoing nutritional requirements of crops, soil health and fertility.

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Our commitment

AgVita Analytical strives to provide independent, fast and innovative high quality services to clients. To meet this service AgVita Analytical is committed to:

Conducting roles with integrity

Providing superior analytical services

Working responsibly within all quality and health and safety regulations

Ensuring a consistent, premium service to all clients

Developing long term relationships with clients

Employing qualified and competent staff in all roles

Our Vision

To be recognised as a leader in the field, regarded by clients as a provider of premium services, with a strong customer focus.

To ensure the vision is achieved, AgVita Analytical has developed and implemented a Quality Management System compliant with ISO9001. AgVita Analytical is committed to the continual monitoring, review and improvement of the Quality Management System and does so by conducting regular internal audits, management reviews and by setting meaningful business objectives with measurable indicators.

These objectives are:

Achieving customer satisfaction

Targeting zero safety incidents and near misses

Maintaining ASPAC accreditation

Maintaining ISO9001 certification

Monitoring quality control

Providing continuous professional development and training

Indicators for these objectives are monitored, recorded and reported to the entire staff group at regular operations meetings.

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Quality policies & systems

AgVita Analytical is also an active member of the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC). Laboratory accreditation provides formal recognition to competent laboratories, thus providing a ready means for customers to identify and select reliable testing, measurement and calibration services. To maintain this recognition, laboratories are re-evaluated regularly by the accreditation body to ensure their continued compliance with requirements, and to check that their standard of operation is being maintained. The laboratory is also required to participate in relevant proficiency testing programs between reassessments, as a further demonstration of technical competence.

Laboratory accreditation benefits laboratories by allowing them to determine whether they are performing their work correctly and to appropriate standards, and provides them with a benchmark for maintaining that competence. More information regarding AgVita Analytical competence can be viewed on the ASPAC website.

AgVita Analytical operates under a comprehensive quality system that covers all aspects of laboratory operations.  This quality system is documented in the AgVita Analytical Quality System Manual.  The quality system is designed to meet all quality standards set forth by the International Standards accrediting bodies.

We have designed the quality system to be flexible yet comprehensive enough to meet customer needs. ISO 9001 certification by an accredited certification body shows commitment to quality, customers, and a willingness to work towards improving efficiency. It demonstrates the existence of an effective quality management system that satisfies the rigours of an independent, external audit.

The principles upon which ISO 9001 is based include:

  • Customer Focus
  • Leadership
  • Involvement of People
  • Process Approach
  • System Approach to Management
  • Continual Improvement
  • Factual Approach to Decision Making and
  • Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationship

UPDATED: Biosecurity Tasmania’s requirements for Packing & Transport of samples.
All samples sent to AgVita Analytical from mainland Australia must be:

  1. Double bagged using secure zip-lock bags. The double-bagged sample/s must then be placed in a satchel or box.
  2. The outside of the satchel or box must be clearly labelled as follows:
    (i) name and address of the sender (client);
    (ii) clearly state “Imported under Import Requirement 37 - Sample for Laboratory Analysis”;
    (iii) description of contents (e.g. soil sample for analysis); and
    (iv) A contact at AgVita - “sample receipt” ph. 03 6420 9600

AgVita is a Category 6 Biosecurity Holding Facility / Analytical and Research Laboratory and operate within Tasmanian Government Biosecurity Regulations 2022 and we must comply. Failure to do so will result in your sample/s being destroyed or returned to sender.