A Christmas message from our CEO

As 2016 draws to a close, it is worth taking a moment to reflect on the developments and significant achievements over the year. The year was extremely busy with record demand for NAATI’s products and services.  

There has been significant progress on the design of the new certification scheme and, as mentioned elsewhere, this will shortly include revised test formats in addition to the approved model and detailed descriptors.

This momentum will continue into the new year when we will develop a detailed implementation plan to ensure a smooth transition to certification, especially for existing practitioners who hold a current accreditation.

The new NAATI website was the beginning of an ongoing journey of digital transition and more effective engagement with the sector and next year will see continued effort in stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

While there are many challenges ahead, I am encouraged by what has been achieved over the last year. I feel that this effort provides an excellent foundation on which to build and this gives me great confidence.

NAATI is privileged to have so many committed and dedicated professionals working both for and in support of the organisation. I’d like to thank everyone again for their efforts and I look forward to each person’s ongoing contribution to our industry.  

In closing, I’d like to wish each of you and your families a happy Christmas and New Year.


Mark Painting

Published: 22/12/2016