Frequently Asked Questions

NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 came into effect from 12 March 2018. It can be downloaded or viewed in the NCC Suite along with support material such as the Guide to Volume One and the Consolidated Performance Requirements.

All other support material has been updated to reflect the Amendment 1 changes. NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 documents are available in the Resource Library.

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