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Mediation and FDRP Short Courses, Semester 1 (January to May) 2020

Duration: 5 days
Cost: $2,900
When: 29 January to 02 February 2020

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The Mediation Course will equip participants with essential knowledge and skills for mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners. Participants will acquire and apply knowledge and skills about the facilitative model of mediation and the role and function of mediators, support persons and other professionals. Participants will explore and interrogate ethical and professional obligations as they apply to mediators, family dispute resolution practitioners, together with practice in the context of applicable law.

Note: Successful completion of the Mediation Course and the Mediator Assessment Course enables participants to apply for National Mediator Accreditation.

Duration: 2 days
Cost: $1,900
When: 28 - 29 February 2020
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Mediation Short Course

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The Mediator Assessment Course builds on and consolidates the foundational knowledge and skills acquired in the Mediation Course. This course involves the practical application of knowledge and skills within the context of facilitative mediation through intensive practice with feedback from coaches followed by an assessable mediation simulation. Topics including cross-cultural issues, power, emotion, impartiality, violence, current law, ethics and professionalism will be explored through workshop modules, practical role plays and case studies.

Note: Successful completion of the Mediation Course and the Mediator Assessment Course enables participants to apply for National Mediator Accreditation.

Duration: 5 days
Cost: $2,610 
When: 6 - 10 May 2020
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University DRC Mediation and Mediator Assessment Courses OR the FDR Preparation Course and current National Mediator accreditation. Plus meeting the FDRP requisites listed on the Accreditation page. 

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The practice of family dispute resolution is a specialist area of dispute resolution and is regulated at a national level.

This course will introduce participants to the legal implications of practice and develop the necessary skills to practice as a family dispute resolution practitioner. Participants will learn how to support the safety of vulnerable parties, manage responses to domestic, family violence, work with a child-focused approach, and will be able to apply appropriate safety screening measures and effectively conduct family dispute resolution.

Note: To be eligible to apply to register as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, candidates must meet the FDRP requisites listed on the Accreditation page, complete the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Training Course, complete 50 hours of FDR supervised practice, and assessment of a portfolio of work.

Duration: 4 days
Cost: $2,610
When: 20 - 23 May 2020 
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University FDRP Training Course and meeting the FDRP requisites listed on the Accreditation page.

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This course consolidates family dispute resolution (FDR) knowledge, skills and strategies from previous courses through practical application in complex simulations and clinical practice. Over 30 hours of supervised practice, participants will demonstrate FDR practices necessary to manage a range of challenging scenarios within the context of post-separation parental conflict.

On completion participants must undertake an additional 20 hours of supervised FDR practice. This may be completed through the Bond University FDR Clinic or with another approved FDR supervisor.

Note: A certificate of completion will only be issued on once all 50 hours of FDR supervised practice are complete and a portfolio of work has been assessed as competent.

 

Mediation and FDR Short Courses, Semester 2 (May to August) 2020

Duration: 5 days
Cost: Was $2,900, Now $2,320
When: 27 - 31 May 2020

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This online Mediation Short Course is aimed to equip participants with the required knowledge and skills that are essential for mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners. In this course, participants will acquire and apply knowledge and skills about the facilitative model of mediation and the role and function of mediators, support persons and other professionals. Participants will also explore and interrogate ethical and professional obligations as they apply to mediators, family dispute resolution practitioners, and both mediation and family dispute resolution practice in the context of applicable law.

The online training delivers an interactive and engaging online learning experience facilitated through a specifically designed web platform to ensure your Bond online learning experience is as exceptional as our on campus experience. 

In recognition that many in our community will be financially impacted by the economic crisis as a result of COVID-19 a one-off 20% reduction in registration fees will apply for this course.

Note: Completion of both the online Mediation Short Course and the online Mediator Assessment Course, enables participants to become accredited in accordance with the  Australian National Mediator Standards.

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Duration: 2 days
Cost: Was $1,900, Now $1,520
When: 26 - 27 June 2020
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Mediation Short Course or the Online Mediation Short Course

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The online Mediator Assessment Course builds on and consolidates foundational knowledge and skills relevant to mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners. This course involves one day of intensive practice via mediation role play scenarios with feedback from experienced coaches working in an online learning environment; and an assessable mediation simulation utilising a specifically designed online platform.

This course offers in-depth examination and evaluation of critical issues in mediation and family dispute resolution. Participants will be able to practically apply advanced knowledge and skills within the context of facilitative mediation. Topics including cross-cultural issues, power, emotion, impartiality, violence, current law, ethics and professionalism will be explored through workshop modules, practical role plays and case studies.

In recognition that many in our community will be financially impacted by the economic crisis as a result of COVID-19 a one-off 20% reduction in registration fees will apply for this course.

Note: Completion of both the online Mediation Course and the online Mediator Assessment Course, enables participants to become accredited in accordance with the  Australian National Mediator Standards..

Duration: 5 days
Cost: Was $2,900, Now $2,320
When: 29 July - 2 August 2020
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University DRC Mediation and Mediator Assessment Courses OR the FDR Preparation Course and current National Mediator accreditation. Plus meeting the FDRP requisites listed on the Accreditation page. 

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The practice of family dispute resolution is a specialist area of dispute resolution expertise. Family dispute resolution practice is regulated at a national level. This online course will introduce participants to the legal implications of practising as a family dispute resolution practitioner. Participants will develop the necessary skills to support the safety of vulnerable parties, manage responses to domestic and family violence and work with a child-focused approach. Participants will be able to apply appropriate safety screening measures and effectively conduct family dispute resolution.

In recognition that many in our community will be financially impacted by the economic crisis as a result of COVID-19 a one-off 20% reduction in registration fees will apply for this course.

Clicking Register Now will take you to the course registration page. During registration, you will be asked to provide information about your background to ensure you meet the FDRP Requisites. Please ensure you read the Accreditation page for more information.

Note: Registration as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner requires National Mediator Accreditation and the completion of Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Training Course and 50 hours of FDR supervised practice. 30 hours of the required FDR supervised practice can be gained by completing the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Clinical Training Course

Duration: 4 days
Cost: Was $2,900, Now $2,320
When: 26 - 29 August 2019
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University FDRP Training Course and meeting the FDRP requisites listed on the Accreditation page.

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The online Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Clinical Training Course is the final short course in the suite offered by the Dispute Resolution Centre, consolidating the content and learning across the four courses and enabling the transition to FDR practice. Family dispute resolution is a complex area of professional practice, requiring high-level knowledge, skills and strategies to work effectively with families in conflict. This course places emphasis on practical family dispute resolution skills by having participants take part in complex simulations and clinical practice. Participants will demonstrate family dispute resolution practices necessary to manage a range of challenging scenarios within the context of post-separation parental conflict.

On completion of the online FDR Clinical Training Course, participants must undertake 20 hours of supervised FDR practice. This may be completed through the Bond University Family Dispute Resolution Clinic or with another approved FDR supervisor.

A certificate of completion will only be issued on completion of the FDR Clinical Training Course and the required hours of FDR supervised practice.

 

Mediation and FDR Short Courses, Semester 3 (September to December) 2020

Duration: 5 days
Cost: $2,900
When: 23 - 27 September 2020

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The Mediation Course will equip participants with essential knowledge and skills for mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners. Participants will acquire and apply knowledge and skills about the facilitative model of mediation and the role and function of mediators, support persons and other professionals. Participants will explore and interrogate ethical and professional obligations as they apply to mediators, family dispute resolution practitioners, together with practice in the context of applicable law.

Note: Successful completion of the Mediation Course and the Mediator Assessment Course enables participants to apply for National Mediator Accreditation.

Duration: 2 days
Cost: $1,900
When: 23 - 24 October 2020
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Mediation Short Course

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The Mediator Assessment Course builds on and consolidates the foundational knowledge and skills acquired in the Mediation Course. This course involves the practical application of knowledge and skills within the context of facilitative mediation through intensive practice with feedback from coaches followed by an assessable mediation simulation. Topics including cross-cultural issues, power, emotion, impartiality, violence, current law, ethics and professionalism will be explored through workshop modules, practical role plays and case studies.

Note: Successful completion of the Mediation Course and the Mediator Assessment Course enables participants to apply for National Mediator Accreditation.

Duration: 5 days
Cost: $2,900
When: TBC
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University DRC Mediation and Mediator Assessment Courses OR the FDR Preparation Course and current National Mediator accreditation. Plus meeting the FDRP requisites listed on the Accreditation page.

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The practice of family dispute resolution is a specialist area of dispute resolution and is regulated at a national level.

This course will introduce participants to the legal implications of practice and develop the necessary skills to practice as a family dispute resolution practitioner. Participants will learn how to support the safety of vulnerable parties, manage responses to domestic, family violence, work with a child-focused approach, and will be able to apply appropriate safety screening measures and effectively conduct family dispute resolution.

Note: To be eligible to apply to register as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, candidates must meet the FDRP requisites listed on the Accreditation page, complete the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Training Course, complete 50 hours of FDR supervised practice, and assessment of a portfolio of work.

Duration: 4 days
Cost: $2,900
When: 09 - 12 December 2020
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University FDRP Training Course and meeting the FDRP requisites listed on the Accreditation page.

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This course consolidates family dispute resolution (FDR) knowledge, skills and strategies from previous courses through practical application in complex simulations and clinical practice. Over 30 hours of supervised practice, participants will demonstrate FDR practices necessary to manage a range of challenging scenarios within the context of post-separation parental conflict.

On completion participants must undertake an additional 20 hours of supervised FDR practice. This may be completed through the Bond University FDR Clinic or with another approved FDR supervisor.

Note: A certificate of completion will only be issued on once all 50 hours of FDR supervised practice are complete and a portfolio of work has been assessed as competent.

 

Professional Clinical Supervision

Duration: One hour online sessions
Cost: $110 per session or $990 for ten sessions
When: See registration form for available times
Pre-requisites: National Mediator or FDRP accreditation

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Professional Clinical Supervision is an invaluable form of continuing professional development (CPD) for new and experienced mediators.  Professional Clinical Supervision provides the opportunity for ongoing professional growth that will assist with achieving, maintaining and growing the core competencies required within the mediation profession. Group and/or individual sessions are available and are tailored to meet the needs of the participants. 

Ongoing professional development is a requirement for National Accreditation and FDRP registration.

One hour clinical supervisions are held online with Bobbi Reilly.  This opportunity is offered by Bond University in partnership with Gold Coast Mediation and Counselling.

 

Family Dispute Resolution Clinic Supervised Practice

Duration: 20 hours (completed over four mediation and intake sessions as advised by the DRC)
Cost: $2,200 + $200 assessment fee
Pre-requisites: Completion of the FDRP Clinical Training Course with Bond University or another provider of FDRP Training and 30 hours supervised practice

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Registration details will be provided to course participants on completion of the FDRP Training Course.

On completion of the FDRP Clinical Training Course, participants may apply to undertake the remaining 20 hours of supervised FDR practice at the Bond FDR clinic.

FDRP trainees can complete a maximum of 20 hours supervised practice in the Bond University FDR Clinic. Trainees who have completed their training with other organisations may apply to complete their final 20 hours of supervised practice in the Bond FDR Clinic. These trainees will be required to provide evidence of their completed training and supervised FDR sessions for consideration. Please contact [email protected] for further information.

The Bond DRC will work with participants to ensure their supervised FDR hours are completed as quickly as possible but please bear in mind your required hours may be scheduled over several weeks to allow as many participants as possible the opportunity to participate in the clinic. Please also note that parties may cancel because of illness, childcare, other reasons and that any costs incurred by the student to travel to clinic sessions are not the responsibility of the DRC.

Please note an assessment fee of $200 is payable on submission of the FDR Supervision Approval form.

A certificate of completion will only be issued on completion of the FDR Clinical Training Course and the required hours of FDR supervised practice.

 

Family Dispute Resolution Supervised Practice Completion

Cost: $200
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University FDRP Training Course

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On completion of the FDRP Training Course, participants are required to complete 50 hours of placement supervised by an accredited FDRP in a practical environment.  Participants may elect to complete their supervision hours:

  • By self sourcing all 50 hours in a practical environment; or
  • By completing 30 hours through the FDRP Clinical Course plus 20 hours through the FDR Clinic; or
  • By completing 30 hours through the FDRP Clinical Course plus self sourcing 20 hours in a practical environment.

On completion of 50 hours, participants will be required to submit a portfolio of work that includes supervision session reports, a learning journal and case studies.  Further details are found in the FDR Student Guidelines.

An assessment fee of $200 is payable on submission of the portfolio.

 

FDR Preparation Course

Duration: Online, self paced
Cost: $295
When: Ongoing
Pre-requisites: Current National Mediator accreditation and meeting the FDRP requisites listed on the Accreditation page.

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This online course has been developed for participants who have not completed Mediation training and assessment through the Dispute Resolution Centre.  Completion of this course allows entry to the FDR Practitioner Training Course.

The FDR Training Preparation course has been designed to equip participants with knowledge, skills and processes from the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Community Services Training Package CHC81115 that will be further enhanced and developed in the Bond University DRC intensive Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Training course.

 

Mediating Property Settlements

Duration: 2 days
Cost: Early Bird $1350; Standard Registration $1500
Pre-requisites: National mediator or FDRP accreditation 
When: TBC*

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In this course, participants will learn about how the Family Court divides property under the Family Law Act 1975 between separated couples. Those couples may be married, in a de facto relationship or same-sex relationships.

The course provides family mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners with knowledge, process, skills and strategies that will assist them in mediating disputes relating to financial and property matters. It will provide participants with an overview of the legal context for mediating these cases. It is not designed to equip mediators with legal knowledge for the purposes of providing legal advice in property settlement mediations.

A certificate of attendance will be awarded upon completion of the course.

* In-house training may be provided to organisations who have a number of people requiring training.  Please contact [email protected] to discuss further.

 

Cancellation Policy

There is a restriction on numbers at all Dispute Resolution Centre courses. Registrations are accepted only if and when payment is actually received. The Centre reserves the right to cancel courses where there are insufficient enrolments.

If you live interstate or need to make travel and accommodation bookings in order to attend a DRC course, please contact the DRC office prior to making any arrangements.

If a participant elects to cancel their enrolment, cancellation fees will be applied. Please see the Accreditation and Important Information page for further details.