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***  OUR APOLOGIES - This event has been postponed until further notice.  ***

Quality processes in forensic science: Real life fact versus television fantasy 


Date TBA
Time 2pm to 4pm 
Venue Majura Forensic Facility
1 Tambreet St
Majura ACT
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Cost Members - Free
Non-members - $25



How Quality Management is undertaken in forensic science, including a tour of the AFP Forensic Facility.

This event provides an overview of the quality processes in  forensics and a tour of the purpose built AFP Forensic Facility highlighting the different Forensic Disciplines. 

Presenter: Ian Cowan

Ian Cowan is a Senior Team Member in the AFP Quality Team. Ian is currently studying a Masters in Quality Systems through Massey University.

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Past Events


December 2019 - Kepner Tregoe’s Experiential Learning – Challenge the way you approach Organisational Problems

The KT Problem-Solving Simulation invites learners to practice their problem-solving skills in a safe-to-fail virtual environment and accelerate the transfer of skills from the classroom to back on-the-job. Learners are challenged to apply their skills quickly and efficiently under pressure in scenarios with increasing difficulty. Presented by Bhaskar Nair is a Senior Consultant, Business Development Manager at KT Australia.

September 2019 - Designing Intentional Culture

Dale Rogers talked about designing intentional culture thinking and agiitye. And considered the response required by management systems to support the mental modes of working necessary in the agile paradigm and to support people confronting change in the workplace.

ISO 9001 “Quality of an organisation – guidance to achieve sustained success” and design thinking work well together. Culture is an emergent property, its foundational relational and living. Make culture intentional, choose to affect it.

June 2019 - ISO9001:2015 What now?

ISO 9001:2015 is now a reality following a 3 year transition. In this presentation, James Galloway, CEO of JAS-ANZ looked at how the transition unfolded and the challenges presented by the standard.

After a survey of implementation issues revealed by assessments and audits he also looked at some broader issues in certification and audit performance.  

The presentation was an opportunity for Café Quality members to offer their perspectives and contribute to the ongoing commitment of accredited certifiers to improvement.

March 2019 - Building and Sustaining a Quality Culture

This event was hosted by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and included a tour of their premises after a presentation from Ravi Fernando.

As part of the Department of Health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration safeguards and enhances the health of the Australian community through effective and timely regulation of therapeutic goods. 

The TGA Laboratories perform a range of activities to ensure therapeutic goods are of an acceptable standard, including but not limited to laboratory testing, reviewing manufacturing and testing data and providing advice to internal and external stakeholders.