Revised NMAS Standards

The Australian Mediator Standards Board (MSB) has recently released the revised National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).  The revised NMAS will come into effect on 1 July 2015.  It will replace the original NMAS that was introduced in early 2008.  The MSB announced a review of the original NMAS in 2013 citing a desire to improve the clarity and succinctness of the original NMAS, clarify the processes for recognition of experience and non-NMAS qualifications and training, and adjust re-accreditation requirements.

The objectives of the revised NMAS are to:

  1. promote quality, consistency and accountability of NMAS accredited mediators within the diversity of mediation practice in Australia;  and
  2. inform participants in mediation about what they can expect of NMAS accredited mediators.

The new NMAS can be viewed on the MSB website

Does the revised NMAS achieve the objectives the MSB set for it?  Are there any further amendments that could have improved the NMAS?

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