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LAWS17-801: Mediation and Dispute Resolution Practice 1


Mediation and Dispute Resolution Practice 1 aims to equip students with the required knowledge and skills that are essential for mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners. In this subject students 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. Students 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.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS17-801
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify and demonstrate knowledge of each of the stages of the facilitative mediation process.
  2. Identify and apply mediator skills, strategies and techniques within the context of facilitative mediation process.
  3. To critically analyse an aspect of mediation process, skills and/or strategies.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Faculty approval required AND Must have completed a minimum 120 Credit Points of LAWS subjects AND have a minimum average of 65% in LAWS subjects. Students must be admitted into a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.