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Understanding and Application of ISO17025:2017 - A Quality Management Standard for Laboratory Accreditation

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Start Date
To be advised
6 weeks
English, supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
Deadline on 29 Jul 2022 (Fri)
How to Apply

This training course has been designed to meet current laboratory expectations to understand and implement ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

ISO/IEC 17025 is an international quality management system Standard specifically for  laboratories. It outlines the controls required to manage risks, and tools to help the laboratory improve its operations and customer satisfaction.

The course examines the purpose and application of these requirements to assist Learners in contributing to the implementation of the requirements in their laboratory.

The main objective of this course is to introduce the learner to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard, and the various clauses and terminology that laboratories are assessed against for accreditation purposes.

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the general requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • Understand processes for controlling risks associated with the laboratory’s testing processes
  • Apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to laboratory systems

Course Content: ( 6 sessions, 2 hrs each )

  • Purposes of the standard
  • The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
  • Brifing on the comparison of the new and old version standard
  • A laboratory’s process
  • Structure of the standard
  • Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 - explanation and application

A Statement of Attendance will be issued to participants who achieved the class attendance of 70%.

Application Code 2040-1820NW -

  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre
    (To be confirmed)

Preference will be given to staff who is working in laboratory or to those who have previous exposure to ISO9001, ISO/IEC17025, Good Laboratory Practice and/or auditing.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$2350

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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