There was a higher standard of applications lodged this year. This may be attributed to a new, enhanced screening framework, greater use of electronic templates and increased training for industry.

 

This permitted more assessments to begin on day of receipt.

 

Percentage of assessments starting on day of receipt over three years

 

Category

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Non-self assessed certificates

26

42

44

Permits

12

29

39

Self-assessed certificates

6

14

19

 

Percentage of STD & LTD notifications using the NICNAS-provided electronic template

 

Year

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Percentage of notifications using the electronic template

59

86

83