Requirements for NMAS Accreditation
What is NMAS Accreditation?
The NMAS is the National Mediator Accreditation System for Australia. It was established and maintained by the Mediators Standards Board.
Under the NMAS the process and requirements for NMAS Accreditation is prescribed.
- Training and assessment such as our NMAS Training Course
- If already working as a mediator with evidence of competence e.g. as a FDR Practitioner there is an experience qualified pathway available which requires evidence and an assessment. More Information about the Experience Qualified Pathway to NMAS Accreditation.
The NMAS Accreditation System is available in a document from the Mediators Standard Board Website – access the NMAS as a downloadable PDF
What are the requirements for New NMAS Accreditation?
You must have completed a 38 hour NMAS Course or equivalent training within a specified time and then completed an assessment for competence. Scroll down for more information.
Step 1: Complete a Training Program in accordance with NMAS Approval Standards Part I, Section 2.3. Training is a minimum of 38 hours and requires 9 mediation role plays within a 24 month period prior to assessment. More information about the Mediation Institute NMAS Training and Assessment course.
Step 2: Achieve Competent Grading in an Assessment once you have completed your training course you must pass an assessment conducted in accordance with the NMAS Approval Standards Part I, Section 2.4.
- Mediation Institute offers these two steps in a single train and assess course
- If you completed the training to the required standard by a recognised trainer we offer the option for assessment only.
Step 3: Apply to a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB) such as Mediation Institute for NMAS Accreditation. You must apply for accreditation within 6 months of completing your assessment and provide the necessary evidence to show that you are eligible to apply.
Step 4: Your name will be added to the National Register by Mediation Institute once your NMAS Accreditation is approved.
Application Form Required
There are criteria for accreditation as a mediator in addition to the training and assessment requirement.
- Be of good character and prove that by providing 2 references or other evidence
- Disclose if you have been disqualified from any form of professional practice
- Disclose any criminal convictions
- Disclose any impairment which could influence your capacity to discharge your obligations in a competent, honest and professional manner.
- Disclose if you have ever been refused NMAS Accreditation or renewal or had your accreditation suspended or lapsed.
- Provide evidence of professional indemnity insurance or cover
- Download our application form for full information
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