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LAWS17-804: Family Dispute Resolution 2


Family Dispute Resolution 2 consolidates the content and learning across Mediation and Dispute Resolution 1, Mediation and Dispute Resolution 2 and Family Dispute Resolution 1, enabling transition to 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 subject places emphasis on practical family dispute resolution skills by having students take part in complex simulations and clinical practice. Students will demonstrate family dispute resolution practices necessary to manage a range of challenging scenarios within the context of post separation parental conflict.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS17-804
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate dispute resolution skills and strategies in response to a range of complex post separation parenting issues and situations.
  2. Apply theoretical knowledge in clinical and workplace family dispute resolution practice.
  3. Critically evaluate self-practice as a supervised family dispute resolution practitioner.

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):

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.