ABOUT FAMILY LAW

Australia's family law system helps people resolve the legal aspects of family relationship issues – including relationship breakdown, property and parenting arrangements.

The Family Law subjects in the Postgraduate Applied Law Programs deal with the legal aspects of working with families. 

The Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice (FDRP) equips those looking to become Accredited FDRPs with the tools to help resolve disputes caused by separation or divorce. 

Choose from: 

  • Master of Applied Law (Family Law)
  • LLM (Applied Law) with a major in family law 
  • Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice

It completely changes the way you practise. It takes you to another level. You can really tell lawyers that have actually done the course because they practise at a completely different level.

Catherine Leach

Managing Director, Leach Legal, Perth Australia

COURSE DETAILS

Subjects

FLP1 Foundations of Family Law Practice

FLP2 Property, Maintenance and Child Support

FLP3 Conducting Family Law Matters

FLP11 Advanced Parenting Issues

FLP12 Advanced Issues in Property, Maintenance and Child Support

FLP14 Family Dispute Resolution

FLP15 Advocacy in Family Law

FLP16 Major Project (Family Law)

FLP00 Capstone Project (Family Law)  

 

Please see our Program Handbook (PDF) for core and elective requirements.

You can also take any of these subjects as part of the LLM (Applied Law).


Subjects: Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice

FDRP1 Mediation 

FDRP2 Understanding and Working with Families in Conflict

FDRP3 Australian Family Law

FDRP4 Advanced Family Dispute Resolution

FDRP5 Clinical Case Management - makes up 30 hours of the required practicum component.

Please see our Program Handbook (PDF) for course requirements.


Advisory Board

Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace Family Court of Australia 

Judge Elizabeth Boyle Judge, Federal Circuit Court 

Dr Jacoba Brasch QC Barrister 

Ian Serisier Barrister and Mediator 

Glenn Thompson Partner, Newnhams Solicitors 


Teaching Staff

The Hon. Anthony Graham QC

Michele Brooks Barrister, Owen Dixon Chambers

Simon Cooper Barrister, E-Chambers

Clare Dart Barrister, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Nationally Accredited Mediator, Family Law Arbitrator

Mike Emerson Principal, Emerson Family Law

Susan Hamilton-Green Family Lawyer and FDRP, Intandem Legal Services, Creative Family Law Solutions, Accredited Specialist (Family Law and Mediation), AIFLAM, LEADR, VADR

Danielle Jaku-Greenfield Mediator, lecturer and writer, Sydney Mediation Partnership, NMAS, LEADR

Ray James James & Associates Solicitors, NSW Accredited Specialist (Family Law)

Kathryn Kearley Senior Lecturer, The College of Law

Linda Kochanski Practice Leader for Dispute Resolution Programs, The College of Law

Doris Matias Associate Director, Culshaw Miller Lawyers

Graham Quinlivan Member, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, QLS Children’s Committee

Amanda Pearson Barrister, Owen Dixon Chambers

Ian Serisier Barrister

Glenn Thompson Partner, Newnhams Solicitors, NSW Accredited Specialist (Family Law)

Paula Wilkinson Director, Kim Wilson & Co, Accredited Specialist (Family Law), M. App. Law (Family Law)

Mark Youssef Partner, Taylor & Scott, NSW Accredited Specialist (Family Law), Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee Member (Law Society of NSW)