CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution

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Overview

Enrolments for this course will open in September 2018 for a February 2019 start.

This practice-based qualification is designed for professionals in the law and/or social science sectors who are seeking to work within the community-based family law arena.

The course builds the required skills for working as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) in Australia. Participants who successfully complete the learning and assessment activities will acquire knowledge of the legal principles underpinning mediation and develop the skills to support non-adversarial family dispute resolution.

Practice frameworks for detecting risks during separation, such as family violence, parenting stress, mental health concerns and child harm, are central to the course. Child-focused practice and an introduction to child inclusive mediation are embedded within this qualification.

Graduates from the course will have the relevant professional qualification required for registration with the Federal Attorney General, which entitles the graduate to provide Family Dispute Resolution services to clients in Australia.

Relationships Australia NSW and Relationships Australia WA in partnership with the Australian Institute of Social Relations, RTO 102358 (a division of Relationships Australia South Australia Ltd) are delivering the CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution.

Download – Course Information 2018

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 partnership network.

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

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).

Key Dates

Semester 1, 2019 (Sydney, Perth, Adelaide)Enrolment Close: TBA Course Start: TBA

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

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).

Key Dates

Enrolments for this course will open in September 2018 for a February 2019 start.

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