ISTQB International Software Testing Qualifications Board
About ANZTB

About ANZTB

 

Our Vision

To support professional testing in the Australia and New Zealand region through the provision of accreditation services and the establishment of high quality examination processes.

Our Functions

ANZTB is the regional body representing and supporting software testing professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

The ANZTB was constituted in Sydney in August 2005 as a non-profit organisation and a member of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®).

In conjunction with the ISTQB, the ANZTB is responsible for providing a consistent trusted accreditation system for the education and training of professional testers. Our Board develops, adopts and sets standards for software testing, training course development, and professional qualification.

ANZTB is responsible for certification of testing professionals to the standards and syllabi laid down by the ISTQB®.

ANZTB also acts to generate public awareness of the economic and risk mitigation benefits that professional software testing practice offers.

The Board is comprised of highly experienced professionals in software testing who volunteer their time to the development, maintenance and promotion of the ISTQB Certified Tester Program in Australia and New Zealand.

ANZTB supports members from all areas of the software testing industry. Our Board aims to support the IT Industry in elevating software testing from art form to engineering discipline.

An artist achieves a result that pleases some people some of the time. A scientist will find an answer to the question you asked, eventually, and at an indeterminate cost. An engineer will consistently get it on your desk on time, on budget and conforming to specifications.

The ANZTB offers:

  • Accreditation and on-going audit of training providers to supply courses which meet the ISTQB®'s syllabi.
  • Facilitation of certification of individuals according to ISTQB® standards.
  • Promotion of testing as a worthwhile career path for IT testing professionals throughout Australasia.

Becoming involved with ANZTB

We’re always interested in hearing from people who are passionate about software testing and interested in helping us to advance the testing profession.

There are various ways in which you could contribute to ANZTB, for example, by helping with the smooth running of our Special Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST) events, by delivering a SIGiST presentation, or by assisting with our annual conferences.

For a greater level of involvement, you might want to consider nominating to become an ANZTB Associate. This voluntary role consists of supporting ANZTB Board members in various activities and attending our AGM. Details of our current Associates are available here.

From time to time we call for nominations for new Associates in a competitive selection process, where candidates outline their skills, aspirations, and previous contributions to ANZTB by completing a detailed Associate Application Form. Applications are considered by the Board at the next meeting, with successful candidates being appointed.  Note that not all selection processes result in appointments.

If you would like to be notified when the next Associate selection process opens, or are interested in contributing to ANZTB in some other way, please e-mail: info@anztb.org.

ISTQB® Partner Program

The ISTQB® Partner Program recognises organisations with a demonstrated commitment to software testing certifications.

The Program comprises four levels of partnerships (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Global) and the partnership level of an organisation is determined through the number of certification points it has accumulated, as described below.

 

 

Requirements

At least 5 certification points, earned through certificates held by employees or external  consultants who provide services for more than 70% of their time.

 

Costs

The cost of two (2) Foundation exams, according to the current rates set by the Member Board or Exam Provider with whom the Partnership Program is managed.

 

 

Requirements

At least 14 certification points, earned through certificates held by employees or external consultants who provide services for more than 70% of their time.
At least one (1) Advanced Level Certificate.

Costs

The cost of four (4) Foundation exams, according to the current rates set by the Member Board or Exam Provider with whom the Partnership Program is managed.

 

 

Requirements

At least 30 certification points, earned through certificates held by employees or external consultants who provide services for more than 70% of their time.
At least three (3) Advanced Level Certificates.

Costs

The cost of eight (8) Foundation exams, according to the current rates set by the Member Board or Exam Provider with whom the Partnership Program is managed.

 

 

Requirements

A minimum of one (1) Platinum Partnership and two (2) Gold Partnerships in at least two (2) different countries.

 

Costs

Additional flat fee of 2,000 Euro per year.

 

 

 

Program Benefits

The major benefits of the ISTQB® Partner Program include:

  • International visibility of the partnership status through exposure on the ISTQB® and ANZTB websites
  • Access to ISTQB® Conference Network events with exclusive benefits
  • Access to the alpha versions of new syllabi, with the opportunity to contribute to their review
  • Participation in the “ISTQB® Partner Forum” that provides Partners with advance information on the ISTQB® Roadmap and other initiatives
  • Local benefits provided by Member Boards and Exam Providers (contact us at info.anztb.org for more information)

See the smartshow video for more information.

Eligibility Grid

The Eligibility Grid will calculate your ISTQB® Partner Program level, based on the number of certifications in your organisation.

Become a Partner

Discover how to become an ISTQB® Partner and use the Eligibility Grid to calculate your Partnership points.  Contact us at info.anztb.org for more information.

Our Partners

Global Partners

 

Company Name: BMM Testlabs
Country: Australia
Office Address: Level 3, 810 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill Victoria 3128, Australia
Website: www.bmm.com
Contact e-mail: kwhite@bmm.com
Partnership Level: Global
Points: 1000

 

Platinum Partners

 

Company Name: AccessHQ
Country: Australia
Office Address: 112 Alexander Street, Crows Nest NSW 2065, Australia
Website: www.accesshq.com
Contact e-mail: info@accesshq.com
Partnership Level: Platinum
Points: 80

 

Company Name: Gentrack Group Limited
Country: New Zealand
Office Address: Level 3, 25 College Hill, Freemans Bay, Auckland
Website: www.gentrack.com
Contact e-mail: joannem@gentrack.com
Partnership Level: Platinum
Points: 36

 

Company Name: Informatech PTY LTD
Country: Australia
Office Address: 170 Heagney Crescent, Chishokm, ACT, 2905
Website: www.informatech.com.au/
Contact e-mail: info@informatech.com.au
Partnership Level: Platinum
Points: 34

 

Company Name: Revolution IT Pty Ltd
Country: Australia
Office Address: Level 5, 171 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Website: www.revolutionit.com.au
Contact e-mail: training@revolutionit.com.au
Partnership Level: Platinum
Points: 46