CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution

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Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution focuses on developing participants’ skills and knowledge to mediate with couples and families as they go through separation and divorce and other conflicted relationship issues. This qualification has a strong focus on the effects on children and other vulnerable parties of the separation process and other complex relationship issues such as family and domestic violence.

This qualification reflects the role of Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners who provide mediation services and interventions for families experiencing high levels of relationship conflict and may be involved in the family law system. Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners/Mediators may work independently or in larger agencies.

As the training division of Relationships Australia SA, we deliver this qualification in partnership with Relationships Australia NSW and Relationships Australia WA.

Course Information Brochure

Blended Learning and Work Placements

This course uses a blended delivery mode of online assessments and activities with face-to-face training. The face-to-face component is available in Adelaide, Sydney and Perth.

Students have free access and are required to complete the following online programs:

To achieve this qualification you must complete 50 hours of mandatory work placement.

Eligible students are considered for work placements with Family Relationship Centres in most states and territories through the Relationships Australia SA partnership network.

Skills for All Funded?

No

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

hold an undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Law, Conflict Management, Dispute Resolution, Family Law Mediation or equivalent

OR
hold accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)

OR
hold the Mediation skill set from the Community Services Training Package (CHC)

OR
can provide documented evidence of previous experience in a dispute resolution environment in a job role involving self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas, exercise of independent judgement and decision-making, and a range of technical and other skills.

 

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may gain employment in the Community Services sector as a:
• Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)
• Mediator
• Manager of an Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Cost

$10,500 tuition fee plus a $500 non-refundable application fee (payment plans available)

Duration

30 weeks Weeks

Delivery Mode

Blended Learning

Recognition

You may be eligible for Recognition for this qualification. Please see the Recognition Application Kit for more details.

Qualification Pathways

Upon completion of this qualification, graduates can apply for registration with the Attorney General’s Department (AGD) to practice as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner under the Family Law Act 1975. Graduates can also apply for National Mediator Accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS) by applying to Relationships Australia South Australia as a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB).

Intake Dates

Semester 1, 2018

Induction: 26 February

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Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

hold an undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Law, Conflict Management, Dispute Resolution, Family Law Mediation or equivalent

OR
hold accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)

OR
hold the Mediation skill set from the Community Services Training Package (CHC)

OR
can provide documented evidence of previous experience in a dispute resolution environment in a job role involving self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas, exercise of independent judgement and decision-making, and a range of technical and other skills.

 

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may gain employment in the Community Services sector as a:
• Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)
• Mediator
• Manager of an Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Cost

$10,500 tuition fee plus a $500 non-refundable application fee (payment plans available)

Duration

30 weeks Weeks

Delivery Mode

Blended Learning

Recognition

You may be eligible for Recognition for this qualification. Please see the Recognition Application Kit for more details.

Qualification Pathways

Upon completion of this qualification, graduates can apply for registration with the Attorney General’s Department (AGD) to practice as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner under the Family Law Act 1975. Graduates can also apply for National Mediator Accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS) by applying to Relationships Australia South Australia as a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB).

Intake Dates

Semester 1, 2018

Induction: 26 February

More Information

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