Mediator Training

Mediator Training

Enhance your career with Mediator Training

The College of Law is a registered training provider of mediator training programs, compliant with the current National Mediator Accreditation Scheme (NMAS). Our Nationally Accredited Mediator Training Program, and subsequent National Mediation Assessment, are required for completion when seeking accreditation.

The Nationally Accredited Mediator Training Program can be completed on its own, or in conjunction with the National Mediation Assessment. Both the Nationally Accredited Mediator Training Program and National Mediation Assessment must be successfully completed to obtain accreditation, under the NMAS.





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What is a mediator?

“Mediators do not advise upon, evaluate or determine disputes. They assist in managing the process of dispute and conflict resolution whereby the participants agree upon the outcomes, when appropriate. Mediation is essentially a process that maximises the selfdetermination of the participants. The principle of self-determination requires that mediation processes be non-directive as to content.” - Practice Standards March 2012



Who should enrol?

Individuals who are keen to add mediation to their professional skill set. Those involved in advising clients, managing staff, facilitating planning and decision-making or in handling disputes in commercial, government, and/or not-for-profit or community sectors. Nationally Accredited Mediators generally include lawyers, managers, human resource personnel, industrial relations experts, healthcare practitioners, educators, counselors, coaches, conciliators and community engagement professionals.



Why choose The College of Law?

Our faculty of trainers and coaches include the most highly regarded mediation professionals in Australia and Asia. Since our programs 2014 implementation, we have educated over 300 mediation professionals.




To satisfy the NMAS requirements, a mediation training course must be a minimum of 38 hours. The Nationally Accredited Mediator Training Program is comprised of four days of intensive workshop, together with online preparatory reading. Workshops are offered in our Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane offices.

In the workshop, attendees will build on the knowledge gained from the online material by developing mediation skills through role-play and practice under the supervision and guidance of accredited mediation professionals.

The National Mediation Assessment is comprised of 1.5 days of intensive assessment together with online preparatory material. You will be assessed on your ability to mediate a common dispute in one role-play. Prior to the assessment, you will revisit the fundamentals of mediation theory with your facilitator and have the opportunity to ask any last minute questions.





Customised in-house mediation training

The College of Law offers customised in-house mediation training compliant with the current National Mediation Accreditation Scheme (NMAS) to organisations across Australia and internationally.

Our dedicated team of expert mediation professionals can bring our mediation courses direct to your organisation, tailored to your professional needs. Whether you are after structured mediation training culminating in NMAS accreditation, or simply to offer your staff training in mediation skills, we will devise a program relevant to your organisation.

For further information or to discuss your tailored mediation program, please contact The College of Law on 02 9965 7111.



Frequently asked questions

Q: How do I become a Nationally Accredited Mediator?

A: Under the current National Mediator Accreditation Scheme (NMAS), you must first complete a NMAS recognised mediation training program, and following this, successfully complete a NMAS recognised mediation assessment. Once you have received your completion certificate and documents from your training provider, you can then select a recognised mediator accreditation body (RMAB) to register yourself with. A full list of RMAB’s can be found at


Q: How long do I have to complete a National Mediation Assessment after completing a Nationally Accredited Mediator Training Program?

A: Two years from the date of your mediation training, although we recommend completing an assessment within three months of your training program


Q: How long do I have to accredit myself with a RMAB after successful completion of a National Mediation Assessment?

A: 6 months from the date of your mediation assessment


Q: Is the College of Law a recognised mediator accreditation body (RMAB)?

A: No, The College of Law is not a RMAB. The College of Law is registered only as a mediation training provider under the NMAS.


Q: How will I get a job as a mediator once I am NMAS accredited?

A: Once you are NMAS accredited with a registered RMAB, you will be listed on the Mediation Standards Board National Register. You will then be able to promote yourself as a NMAS accredited mediator, and the public will be able to verify your accreditation by referring to the National Register.