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

DRP15 Major Project

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 Adjunct Lecturer, The College of Law

Mary Walker Barrister

Teaching Staff

The Honourable Justice Ainslie-Wallace Family Court of Australia, Appeals Division

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

Bianca Keys Director, Bianca Keys Dispute Resolution

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

Lisa Frisken Principal, Gold Coast Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services

Advisory Board

Chris Bland Principal, Legal Tradecraft Consulting


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

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.

Advisory Board

Chris Bland Principal, Legal Tradecraft Consulting

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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