Mediation Short Course

Duration: 5 days
Cost: $2,700
When: 30 August-3 September 2017

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The aim of the Mediation Short Course is 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.

Note: Completion of both the Mediation Course and the Mediator Assessment Course, enables participants apply for National Mediator Accreditation.

Mediator Assessment Course

Duration: 2 days
Cost: $1,650
When: 29-30 September 2017

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Pre-requisites: Completion of the Mediation Course

The Mediator Assessment Course builds on and consolidates foundational knowledge and skills relevant to mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners. This subject 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 roleplays and case studies.

Note: Completion of both the Mediation Course and the Mediator Assessment Course, enables participants apply for National Mediator Accreditation.

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) Training Course

Duration: 5 days
Cost: $2,700
When: 25-29 October 2017

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Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University DRC Mediation and Mediator Assessment Courses; or NMAS (National Mediator Accreditation)

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 course will introduce participants to the legal implications of practicing 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.

Note: Registration as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner requires National Mediator Accreditation and the completion of Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Training Course, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Clinical Training Course and required hours of FDR supervised practice.

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Clinical Training Course

Duration: 3 1/2 days
Cost: $2,175
When: 14-17 June 2017
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University FDRP Training Course

The 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 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 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

Family Dispute Resolution Clinic

Duration: 20 hours (completed over four mediation and intake sessions as advised by the DRC)
Cost: TBC
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University FDRP Clinical 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.

As the Bond FDR clinic operates only on Saturdays, there are limited places available. 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.

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

Supervised Practice Option

Duration: 50 hours
Cost: $200 assessment fee
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Bond University FDRP Training Course

On completion of the FDRP Training Course, participants may elect to complete their entire 50 hours of supervised placement in a practical environment. Participants must submit a completed FDR supervision approval form in advance of their first FDR supervised session. Please request a FDR Supervision booklet for more details. 

On completion of the FDRP Clinical Training Course, participants may also elect to complete their remaining 20 hours of supervised FDR placement in a practical environment. Participants must submit a completed FDR supervision approval form in advance of their first FDR supervised session. Please request a FDR Supervision booklet for more details. 

Participants who select this option will be required to submit supervision reports for each supervised FDR session undertaken, as well as a learning journal.

An assessment fee of $200 is payable on submission of the FDR Supervision Approval form.

Participants must organise their own placement for 50 hours of supervised FDR practice. A Supervisor's report must be provided to Bond University certifying completion of 50 hours of observed family dispute resolution mediations. A certificate of completion will only be issued on completion of the required hours of FDR supervised practice and approval by the nominated supervisor.