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LAWS77-801: Mediation and Dispute Resolution Practice 1


Mediation and Dispute Resolution Practice 1 is a foundational subject in the Master of Laws in Family Dispute Resolution and can also be taken as an elective in other Masters programs offered by the Faculty of Law. 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 critically examine 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
  • 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 2022: $5,310
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450

Learning outcomes

1. Identify and critically reflect on the nature and purpose of each stage of the facilitative Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution process . 2. Identify and apply mediator skills, strategies and techniques within the context of facilitative Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution process. 3. Critically analyse aspects of mediation process, skills and/or strategies.

Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

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

Subject outlines

Subject dates

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
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start23/05/2022
Cancellation 1?27/05/2022
Cancellation 2?28/05/2022
Last enrolment25/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?30/05/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/06/2022
Teaching census?29/05/2022
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start19/09/2022
Subject start19/09/2022
Cancellation 1?23/09/2022
Cancellation 2?24/09/2022
Last enrolment21/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?26/09/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/09/2022
Teaching census?25/09/2022