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LAWS17-803: Family Dispute Resolution 1


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 subject will introduce students to the legal implications of practicing as a family dispute resolution practitioner. Students 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. Students will be able to apply appropriate safety screening measures and effectively conduct family dispute resolution.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS17-803
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning objectives

1. Apply appropriate knowledge and understanding of family dispute resolution practice through complex role play scenarios. 2. Develop diagnostic skills and strategies to manage challenges in family dispute resolution. 3. Transmit and apply advanced theoretical and practical knowledge to the analysis of a key topic within the context of family dispute resolution.

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.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):


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.