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LAWS77-803: 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

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. 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

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.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

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. Students must be admitted into LA-43057 Graduate Certificate in Family Dispute Resolution OR a Masters Law 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.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start19/07/2021
Cancellation 1?21/07/2021
Cancellation 2?22/07/2021
Last enrolment19/07/2021
Withdraw – Financial?23/07/2021
Withdraw – Academic?25/07/2021
Teaching census?22/07/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start08/11/2021
Cancellation 1?10/11/2021
Cancellation 2?11/11/2021
Last enrolment08/11/2021
Withdraw – Financial?12/11/2021
Withdraw – Academic?14/11/2021
Teaching census?11/11/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start14/03/2022
Cancellation 1?18/03/2022
Cancellation 2?19/03/2022
Last enrolment16/03/2022
Withdraw – Financial?21/03/2022
Withdraw – Academic?24/03/2022
Teaching census?20/03/2022