Members of the Gemmological Association of Australia have agreed to join forces and overhaul the administrative structure of the national association.
Under the proposed strategy, the GAA will “centralise” the delivery of its core gemmology and diamond courses with the aim of “streamlining many administrative tasks that are currently being ‘double-handled’ between state divisions”.
GAA federal president Terry Coldham said the overhaul will provide “a more professional face for the Association to the industry”.
“The day to day management of GAA courses will be handled by a principal education officer who will manage every aspect of the association’s core courses and any accredited courses as they come on stream,” he said.
In addition, federal government accreditation of the GAA Practical Diamond Grading course is “now almost complete” and “work has commenced on the accreditation of several further key courses including the core gemmology course”.