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LAWS77-801: Mediation and Dispute Resolution Practice 1


Mediation and Dispute Resolution Practice 1 is the foundational subject in the Graduate Certificate in Family Dispute Resolution. The aim of this subject is 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

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310

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

Requisites: ?


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.

Juris Doctor students are expected to have completed a minimum of 80 credit points of compulsory law subjects.

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Faculty approval is required. Must be admitted into LA-43057 Graduate Certificate in Family Dispute Resolution OR a Masters Law degree.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start24/05/2021
Cancellation 1?26/05/2021
Cancellation 2?27/05/2021
Last enrolment24/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?28/05/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/05/2021
Teaching census?27/05/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start20/09/2021
Cancellation 1?22/09/2021
Cancellation 2?23/09/2021
Last enrolment20/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?24/09/2021
Withdraw – Academic?26/09/2021
Teaching census?23/09/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?21/01/2022
Cancellation 2?22/01/2022
Last enrolment19/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?24/01/2022
Withdraw – Academic?27/01/2022
Teaching census?23/01/2022