ISTQB® 2018 Foundation Level Certification Now Available through ANZTB!


The ANZTB are now offering the 2018 Foundation Level Certification!

The ISTQB® recently released the 2018 Foundation Level Certification (CTFL), which was updated to maintain its relevance, and to reflect the current state of the software testing industry. The changes to the syllabus are the result of extensive feedback and review; the updated syllabus further supports individuals and employers with the skills required in testing.



All study material can be found on our website, including the syllabus and sample exam questions, and is free to download here


All FAQ’s about the release of the 2018 version of the Foundation Syllabus can be found on the ISTQB website:


Bookings are now being taken for both our paper-based and online eExams:

Need to know more?

If you have questions about the 2018 version of the CTFL certification or ANZTB eExams, please ring our friendly staff toll-free between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (New Zealand time):

From Australia: 1800 438 269
From New Zealand: 0800 438 269

Or contact us via e-mail anytime at:



ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award 2018 – Nominations are open!!

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The ANZTB is delighted to be supporting the ISTQB® with the 2018 International Software Testing Excellence Award; recognising the heroes of the testing industry.  These are individuals who have made significant contributions to our profession, often tirelessly and unsung.

Who do you know that matches the judging criteria:

  • Increasing public awareness of the importance of software quality and testing
  • Contributing to the improvement of software development and testing processes
  • Advancing the publication of research findings in the field of software quality and testing
  • Promoting further education and lifelong learning in software quality and testing
  • Supporting the creation of standards and best practices in the area of software quality and testing

Anyone can make a nomination for the Award, which recognises innovation, research and the promotion of the software testing profession. Nominate your choice for the International Software Testing Excellence Award before the 17th of August!

Please note: Nominations for the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award can be submitted by anyone (except Award Panel members). Nomination proposals need to be submitted through the Submission Form and need to give clear reasons for the nomination, as well as references that validate the nominee’s achievements. Anonymous and self-nomination proposals will not be accepted.

Make your submission now at

Maybe we could see someone from our region with their name on the award?  So vote now for someone you know!

ANZTB Test 2018 Conference

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Now in it’s 10th year, the ANZTBTest2018 conference was held on Friday 1 June 2018 at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra, Australia.

This year’s conference was another success, with delegates hearing from industry experts on the topic of “Tailoring Testing for Success”.  This year’s exceptional presentations included:

  • Surviving and succeeding in a Megaproject (or Two), by Nathan Bligh
  • The Future of Testing, by Thomas Hadorn
  • Living the good life within the lifecycle, by Judy McKay
  • Post Testing, by Will Erskine
  • Fitting into Continuous Delivery: The Mindshift, by Kate Nesmyelova
  • Everybody wants test automation – but what do they really need? by Tony Parrott

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ANZTB at the CeBIT Conference, Sydney, May 2018


The CeBIT Technology Forum celebrated its 17th year this year and has proven to be one of the leading business technology events for the region.

ANZTB took the opportunity to be involved and gain valuable exposure for our certifications. Our stand was situated in the Exhibition Hall of the Sydney International Convention Centre surrounded by stands occupied by educational institutions and differing technology offerings.

It was an extremely busy three days with a lot of interest in wanting to find out more about what the ANZTB is, as well as gaining valuable insight into what certifications are available. Many delegates took the opportunity to ‘test their testing knowledge’ by completing a quick computer based quiz based on the ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus. Continue reading

Perth SIGiST – 1 May 2018 – All Round a Success



ANZTB recently ran a round-table discussion forum as one of the regular Special Interest Groups in Software Testing (SIGiST) in Perth.

Five tables were organised, each with a different topic, and attendees cycled through to a different table every 12 minutes to give them the opportunity to contribute to discussions on each topic.  Each table had a facilitator that had expert knowledge in the topic to share their experiences and ensure that everyone was included in the discussion.  We had people from different backgrounds, which enabled participants to learn different perspectives on the topic. Continue reading

ANZTB Test 2018 – Ever wondered what the future of software testing looks like?


Digital disruption is changing the IT landscape and forcing organisations to demonstrate more agility, reduce delivery cycle times and add more value to customers through their IT solutions. This is causing a shift in the currency of testing, where continuous testing dictates the future.

Come and listen to Thomas Hadorn share his perspectives on how digital disruption is affecting the software testing industry and what the future of testing may look like.

Visit for the full abstract or to register your interest in this world-class 1-day event. Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Pricing!  #Testing #SoftwareTesting #ANZTB #ANZTBTest2018

When: Friday, 1 June 2018
Where: Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Australia

To find out more about the conference, keep an eye on our conference website call us toll-free from Australia on 1800 438 269 or New Zealand 0800 438 269, or email


The ANZTB are now offering eExams!


The ANZTB are excited to announce the launch of eExams!

In partnership with Kryterion, the ANZTB are now offering candidates the flexibility and convenience of sitting ANZTB’s ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) and ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level – Agile Tester (CTFL-AT) exams at any of the Kryterion exam centres.

These exams have been developed by the ANZTB, therefore maintaining the high standard and quality in exams that ANZTB are well known for.

Our eExams offer candidates flexibility and convenience taking ANZTB’s ISTQB® exams, with immediate exam results and feedback!


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