Family Dispute Resolution Practice (FDRP)

Family Dispute Resolution Practice (FDRP)

FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE

What is a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)?

A Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) is an independent person who helps people affected by separation or divorce to resolve their disputes.

FDRPs come from a variety of backgrounds, including:

  • Law
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Dispute Resolution/Mediation

 

Why become a registered FDRP?
  • Enable and empower people to make difficult decisions.
  • Further your practical skills in a likely area of growth.
  • Diversify your practice and potential revenue streams.
  • Add a postgraduate qualification and expand your career prospects.
  • Issue Section 60I certificates.
    What is this? A section 60I certificate is a prerequisite to going to court if the dispute is not resolved after a family dispute resolution conference.

 

How do you become a registered FDRP?
  1.  Curriculum component (four subjects)

  2. Practicum component
    Even though students are not able to start their practicum until they successfully complete their coursework, students are strongly encouraged to start looking for practicum as soon as they enrol in the course. Whilst students are required to find their own practicum you can find details of accredited family dispute resolution practitioners at Family Dispute Resolution Providers Register and Family Relationships Online which may assist your search.

    **FDR4 will cover 30 of the 50 hours of required practicum. Students are responsible for securing their practicum placement for the remaining 20 hours.

  3. Apply for accreditation with the Commonwealth Attorney-General
    Download the FDRP handbook
    Schedule a chat
    Enrol now

 

How is the course delivered? The duration of each subject is six weeks long and is comprised of:
  • online readings
  • module coursework and assessments
  • teleconference discussions with the subject leader and classmates
  • mandatory three-day face-to-face workshop in our Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney offices.

 

Why choose us?
  • You are guaranteed up to 30 hours of your required practicum
  • You can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to assist with fees
  • Be guided by leading presenters in their field who will provide essential updates and individualised feedback along the way.
  • Learn the best range of skills with interactive workshops, webinars and written work
  • Complete your study within six months

 

Further Reading

 

Further study

To graduate with the Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Family Dispute Resolution Practice, students are required to successfully complete the four core FDR subjects (which includes a Capstone), practicum component, plus four other elective subjects or a second major.

  Download the Postgraduate Specialisation Programs handbook

 Schedule a chat

 Enrol now

 

Important Dates

Intake 1 subject

FDR1

START

17 Feb 2020

END

27 Mar 2020

CENSUS

26 Feb 2020

WORKSHOP DATES

NSW 12-14 Mar 2020
QLD 09-11 Mar 2020
VIC 12-14 Mar 2020
WA 09-11 Mar 2020

FDR2

START

30 Mar 2020

END

08 May 2020

CENSUS

08 Apr 2020

WORKSHOP DATES

NSW 20-22 April 2020
QLD 20-22 April 2020
VIC 15-17 April 2020
WA 20-22 April 2020

FDR3

START

11 May 2020

END

19 Jun 2020

CENSUS

20 May 2020

WORKSHOP DATES

NSW04-06 June 2020
QLD 01-03 June 2020
VIC 04-06 June 2020
WA 02-04 June 2020

FDR4

START

22 Jun 2020

END

31 Jul 2020

CENSUS

01 Jul 2020

WORKSHOP DATES

NSW16-18 July 2020
QLD 13-15 July 2020
VIC 13-15 July 2020
WA13-15 July 2020

Intake 2 subject

FDR1

START

29 Jun 2020

END

07 Aug 2020

CENSUS

08 Jul 2020

WORKSHOP DATES

NSW 20-22 July 2020
QLD 20-22 July 2020
VIC 23-25 July 2020
WA 20-22 July 2020

FDR2

START

10 Aug 2020

END

18 Sep 2020

CENSUS

19 Aug 2020

WORKSHOP DATES

NSW 03-05 September 2020
QLD 31 Aug - 02 Sept 2020
VIC 03-05 September 2020
WA 31 Aug - 02 Sept 2020

FDR3

START

21 Sep 2020

END

30 Oct 2020

CENSUS

30 Sep 2020

WORKSHOP DATES

NSW 15-17 Oct 2020
QLD 12-14 Oct 2020
VIC 15-17 Oct 2020
WA 19-21 Oct 2020

FDR4

START

2 Nov 2020

END

11 Dec 2020

CENSUS

11 Nov 2020

WORKSHOP DATES

NSW 23-25 Nov 2020
QLD 02-04 Dec 2020
VIC 30 Nov - 02 Dec 2020
WA 23-25 Nov 2020

 

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