Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Mediation and Dispute Resolution

ABOUT 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

LLM (APPLIED LAW)

Subjects

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

MEDIATION PROGRAMS

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

To graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice, students are required to successfully complete the four core subjects (FDRP1-4) and 20 hours practicum. 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), 20 hours of practicum, plus four other elective subjects or a second major.

Students can enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice or Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Family Dispute Resolution Practice. 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.

 

Subjects

FDRP1 Family Law and Mediation
FDRP2 Children’s Matters, Family Law and Family Dispute Resolution
FDRP3 Advanced Family Dispute Resolution
FDRP4 Case Management in Family Dispute Resolution Capstone

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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