AUS-QUAL is an Australian Government Department of
Agriculture accredited Certification Body for the Australian Wood
Packaging Certification Scheme (AWPCS). We can get your
business accredited to AWPCS requirements and help maintain
accreditation through auditing and program management that meets
both the requirements of the International Standard for
Psytosanitary Measure (ISPM15) 'Guidelines for regulating Wood
Packaging material in International Trade' and the AWPCS.
AWPCS has been developed by the Department of
Agriculture to ensure that Australian treatment providers
and wood packaging manufacturers produce wood packaging material
that meets the requirements of the International Standard for
Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM15).
ISPM15 is the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures
Publication No. 15 2009-Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging in
International Trade. The program is mainly related to pest
management. There are currently 2 approved treatment methods;
Heat Treatment and Methyl Bromide Fumigation.
Under the AWPCS, treatment providers and wood packaging
manufacturers that meet the ISPM15 requirements are authorised by
the Department of Agriculture to apply an internationally
recognised mark to wood packaging material produced for use in the
export trade. The ISPM15 certification mark can only be used
in Australia by participants in the AWPCS who are recognised by the
Department of Agriculture.
There are some unregulated materials which are exempt under the
scheme such as plywood.
• AWPCS is JAS-ANZ Accredited.
• Complies with International Standards for
• Minimises Export Costs due to Incorrect Heat
or Fumigation Treatments.
• Third Party Auditing with Common-sense
• AUS-QUAL Auditors are fully RABQSA
• AUS-QUAL Auditors have extensive experience in
• AUS-QUAL Auditors are very cost effective and
are located in ALL states.
• AUS-QUAL Does not charge hidden costs and fees
are fixed annually.
The AWPCS Programme requires an initial certification audit and
once certified two verification audits per year. The audits
cover all aspects of the AWPCS requirements.
Please contact us for all your certification needs.
Department of Agriculture
Please follow the below link to access the AUS-QUAL Application
for the AUS-QUAL Application Forms
AUS-QUAL proudly supports the following programmes: