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What is FDR?

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) or Mediation is a way of jointly dealing with the complex issues of children, finances, and property, when a marriage or long term relationship comes to an end. Mediation facilitates conversations around sensitive matters, to assist people to develop their own agreements. This process often reduces the need for stressful, expensive court hearings, and also helps keep legal costs to a minimum. It is compulsory under Australian family law for separated parents to attempt Family Dispute Resolution before applying to a family law court for parenting orders.

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners (FRDPs) are qualified mediators, with the skills and knowledge to help separating parties make decisions that result from their situation. An FDRP assists separating parties identify assets and debts, and decide how they will be shared. They also help parties reach parenting agreements for children’s well-being and care.

Being employed as an FDRP is interesting, worthwhile, and challenging work. If you are ready to take your next career step, the mid-year intake for a Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (CHC81115) is now open.

This nationally recognised qualification offered by the Institute, is suitable to those with an undergraduate degree or higher qualification holders in relevant areas. Select other accreditation or prior learning/experience of applicants are also recognised.

The Institute helps prepare you for the FDRP role with 50 hours of mandatory work placement, for eligible students, within a Relationships Australia Family Relationship Centre.

Courses available in Adelaide and Sydney. Enrolments close Friday, 12 July 2019.

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