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 http://www.msb.org.au.

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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