NMAS Mediator Accreditation Assessment


NMAS Mediator Accreditation Assessment (only required if you have already completed training and require assessment separately)

Assessment is included in the Mediation Institute Training and Assessment course.

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This service is for people who have completed appropriate training or are applying for accreditation under one of the other pathways and require assessment for accreditation.

The standard Mediation Institute NMAS Course includes the assessment. You do not have to pay extra for assessment.

You can apply to be assessed for accreditation by Mediation Institute even if you completed your training with another mediation trainer in Australia or anywhere else in the world less than 24 months ago.

The NMAS Mediator Accreditation Assessment is only available for mediators who have had completed their training less than 24 months ago or would like to apply for assessment for accreditation based on experience as a mediator.

We recommend that you complete our Mi Mediator Refresher Course rather than just booking in for an assessment if your training was a considerable time ago and you are not confident of your ability to pass the assessment.

NMAS Standard 2.4

Mediators Standards Board Website – MSB

The assessment requires:

(a) an applicant, at a minimum, performing the role of a mediator in a simulated mediation of at least 1.5 hours;
(b) an assessor observing a simulation (in real-time or digitally or video recorded for later observation) without providing any coaching to the applicant during the
simulated mediation;
(c) an assessor who is a NMAS accredited mediator with at least 3 years mediation experience and with no conflict of interest with respect to the applicant and who
is independent of the training team;
(d) assessment criteria reflecting the knowledge, skills and ethical principles articulated in the Practice Standards;
(e) an applicant being found competent by an assessor using an assessment form documenting the extent to which the applicant has met
or has not met the assessment requirements; providing written feedback on the applicant’s performance and indicating the assessment outcome;
(f) in so far as circumstances allow, a copy of the assessment form being supplied to the applicant a reasonable time prior to the conduct of the assessment.

Pre-requisites for NMAS Mediator Accreditation Assessment

To be eligible to be assessed for NMAS Accreditation you must be able to provide evidence that you have either:

  • completed a training course equivalent to the description provided in the NMAS not more than 24 months ago or
  • that you have sufficient recent experience as a mediator (at least 100 hours of mediation within the two years prior to application) or
  • a apply for a Culturally and Lingisticly Diverse mediator exeption from the number of mediations requirement.

We recommend you invest in the Refresh and Assess Program rather than just booking in for the assessment if you are not confident that you will pass the assessment.  https://www.mediationinstitute.edu.au/product/nmas-mediator-refresher-course/ 

Other Requirements

To apply for NMAS Accreditation after this course you must meet good character requirements. If you have any professional disqualifications, criminal convictions or other issues in your past that may affect your status as a fit and proper person please call for a confidential discussion about how that may affect your ability to apply for NMAS Accreditation.

NMAS Mediator Accreditation – https://www.mediationinstitute.edu.au/product/new-nmas-mediator-accreditation/

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