CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution

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Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution focusses on developing participants’ skills and knowledge to mediate couples and families as they go through separation and divorce and other conflicted relationship issues. This qualification has a strong focus of 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.

Dispute resolution in this qualification has a direct link to the provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 and the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008.
On completion with the award of the qualification graduates can apply for registration with the Attorney General’s Department to practice as Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners under the Family Law Act 1975. After they have registered as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with The Attorney General’s Department graduates can also apply for National Mediator Accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS) by applying to RASA as a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB).

The Australian Institute of Social Relations, training division of Relationships Australia SA, will deliver this qualification in partnership with Relationships Australia NSW. Both organisations have long, rich and successful histories in training professionals in the human services and family law sectors – and are part of the federation of Relationships Australia.

Blended learning

This qualification is available Australia wide with face to face intensives in both Adelaide and Sydney.

As a blended learning program, students will have free access and be required to complete the following programs online:

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

Work placements for this qualification are available through Relationships Australia South Australia, Relationships Australia New South Wales and Relationships Australia Tasmania.

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 can gain employment in Community Services Sector roles, including:
• FDR practitioner
• Dispute Resolution Facilitator
• Family and Couple Mediator
• Manager of an Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Cost

$10,500 (includes a $500 enrolment fee)

Duration

30 Weeks

Delivery Mode

Blended Learning

Commitment

Number of Face to Face days: 5

On the Job Requirements: Participants will be required to undertake work placement activities within an appropriate organisation or agency (where appropriate).

Off the Job Requirements: Participants will be required to undertake self-directed learning, outside of classroom delivery.

Recognition

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

Qualification Pathways

On completion graduates can apply for registration with the Attorney General’s Department to practice as Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners under the Family Law Act 1975. After they have registered as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with The Attorney General’s Department graduates can also apply for National Mediator Accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS) by applying to RASA as a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB).

Intake Dates

Semester 2, 2017

Intake begins: Open

Intake ends: 11 September 2017

Commences: 18 September 2017

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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 can gain employment in Community Services Sector roles, including:
• FDR practitioner
• Dispute Resolution Facilitator
• Family and Couple Mediator
• Manager of an Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Cost

$10,500 (includes a $500 enrolment fee)

Duration

30 Weeks

Delivery Mode

Blended Learning

Commitment

Number of Face to Face days: 5

On the Job Requirements: Participants will be required to undertake work placement activities within an appropriate organisation or agency (where appropriate).

Off the Job Requirements: Participants will be required to undertake self-directed learning, outside of classroom delivery.

Recognition

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

Qualification Pathways

On completion graduates can apply for registration with the Attorney General’s Department to practice as Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners under the Family Law Act 1975. After they have registered as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with The Attorney General’s Department graduates can also apply for National Mediator Accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS) by applying to RASA as a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB).

Intake Dates

Semester 2, 2017

Intake begins: Open

Intake ends: 11 September 2017

Commences: 18 September 2017

More Information

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