Technicians Training Course - 4th Plant Analysis Workshop

Tue 30th Aug 9:00am – Wed 31st Aug 4:00pm

The Lion Hotel, 161 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA Map

The course is aimed at technicians who carry out plant analysis. Priority will be given to corporate and individual members who have not attended the previous ASPAC plant tissue workshops, as the core presentations remain the same. However, if you would like a refresher, please select 'Voluntary Wait-List' as your registration category - if a place is subsequently available you will be notified by email and invoiced manually.

Aims of the Course:
- To improve performance of methods consistently showing a wide spread of data in ASPAC plant proficiency testing rounds.
- Define the critical steps for ensuring accurate results
- Share some of the ‘tricks of the trade’
- Interaction between technicians working in similar fields.

Course Content:
- Sample preparation and digestion methods
- Appropriate instruments for purpose
- ICP-OES analysis and non-ICP methods
- Aspects of reporting and significant figures
- Laboratory and facilities tour – APAL, Agricultural Laboratory

- $300 per person with a limit of two team members per corporate membership
- ASPAC will provide lunch and refreshments during the course and dinner on the Tuesday evening
- Participants will need to arrange and cover the cost of their transport and accommodation. Details of local accommodation options are provided as a link on the registration page.

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Prices are in AUD and include GST.

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e.g. dietary (gluten intolerant, vegetarian, etc) or other requirements

Registration Category

This workshop is capped at 20 paying registrants. Preference will be given to to 'first-time' attendees. If you have attended a previous ASPAC Plant Analysis Workshop please select the appropriate 'Voluntary Wait-List' as your registration category. Wait-lists will be maintained pending confirmed workshop registration numbers. All wait-listed persons who are subsequently offered a place will be notified by email and invoiced separately. ASPAC membership is a prerequisite for course participation - non-members can join via the ASPAC Executive Officer, Warren Webber (

Additional Information


Accommodation rates have been arranged with The Majestic Old Lion Apartments. Please contact Rebecca Schoff, the reservations coordinator, directly (phone +61 8 8334 7791, or email and quote 'ASPAC Technical Workshop' to take advantage of discounted rates. More detail on the accommodation options can be downloaded from the ASPAC website or from recent ASPAC emails regarding this workshop.