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NAATI to maintain approved course system

As part of our Improvements to NAATI Testing (INT) project work, NAATI held a meeting on Friday 11 November 2016 to discuss the impacts of moving to a new certification system with our approved course providers.

NAATI can categorically confirm that the approved course system will continue under the new certification system.

NAATI CEO, Mark Painting, said “there has been misinformation circulating about approved courses being abolished with no consideration of current students. This is not the case”.

“In fact, formal training through a NAATI endorsed institution will be the preferred pathway to certification under the new scheme”.

Transition arrangements will be put in place for students who are currently enrolled in a NAATI approved course or will enroll in a course prior to January 2018 when the certification system will be introduced.  

One significant change to approved courses is that from 2018, institutions will not set and mark the assessment of their own students who are seeking NAATI certification. NAATI will assume control of all test material and test assessment.

“These changes represent a key component of the broader INT Project which aims to establish transparent and reliable criteria for awarding certifications, thereby increasing the integrity and efficiency of the system”, Mr Painting said.

Students and institutions are encouraged to contact the approved courses team at approvedcourses@naati.com.au if they need further clarification.

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