Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Mediation and Dispute Resolution


With more and more disputes being resolved before trial, mediation and dispute resolution training is a great skill for practitioners to have.

A Mediation or Dispute Resolution qualification can help you broaden your professional communication skills – or even assist you in a career change. 

The College offers:

It’s great when you have lecturers who are academic leaders in the field or leading practitioners in the field and barristers. It makes you feel as though you’re going to have the edge on other people learning the same sort of course.

Edward Maranga

Solicitor, MRH Lawyers, Brisbane Australia



DRP1 Foundations of Dispute Resolution

DRP2 Negotiation

DRP3 Advocacy

DRP4 Mediation

DRP00 Capstone Project

Advisory Board

Laurence Boulle Professor, Australian Catholic University

David Fairlie General Counsel, Competitive Foods Australia Pty Ltd

David Francis Principal, Francis Commercial Lawyers

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

Florence Thum Lecturer, The College of Law

Mary Walker Barrister

Teaching Staff

The Honourable Justice Anthony Graham QC Acting Judge Supreme Court of NT

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

Florence Thum Lecturer, The College of Law


Organisations are increasingly seeking out NMAS accredited mediators.

If you’re interested in becoming an accredited mediator under the national Mediator Accreditation System, you can undertake the College’s program including the workshop and assessment.

The program takes place over four days including a weekend. The workshop and assessment are held over 1.5 days.

Find a Mediator Training Program

family dispute resolution practice (FDRP)

The College of Law also offers a Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice and a Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Family Dispute Resolution Practice. Find out more about our FDRP offerings.

Entry requirements for Master of Laws (Applied Law) with a major in Family Dispute Resolution Practice are the same as for any other major, students are required to have a law degree, or equivalent, which would meet the academic requirements for admission to practise as a legal practitioner in an Australian jurisdiction.

I would highly recommend The College of Law Masters to anybody because not only is it very practical but it’s taught well and it’s immediately applicable to one’s day-to-day practice.

Nathanael Kitingan, Special Counsel, Macpherson Kelley

Applied Law Program

The coursework has been absolutely relevant to my daily practice. The material that was provided to us throughout the course is constantly being used by me throughout my practice.

Adeline Schiralli, Associate, Willis & Bowring

Applied Law Program

I found it really useful that a lot of the work was actually done by teleconference. Working in my own practice this means I don’t have to take days and days off work.

Catherine Devine, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Applied Law Program
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