Family Dispute Resolution 2 is a subject offered 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. 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 emphasises practical family dispute resolution skills and strategies where students take part in case management, clinical practice and complex simulations.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Law|
|Subject title:||Family Dispute Resolution 2|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||Students are required to complete 50 hours of supervised family dispute resolution practical experience. 30 hours of complex simulated role plays will be completed as part of this subject. The remaining 20 hours must be completed in a workplace setting that is approved by the subject coordinator.|
|Prescribed resources:||No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.|
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There are no co-requisites.
|Restrictions: ?|| This subject is not available to|
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
Assurance of learning
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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate dispute resolution skills and strategies in response to a range of complex post separation parenting issues and situations.
- Apply advanced theoretical knowledge in clinical and workplace family dispute resolution practice.
- Critically reflect and evaluate on the skills and strategies required for effective and ethical family dispute resolution practice.
|Portfolio||The portfolio artefact will include a 3000 word reflective journal, a draft parenting plan, two 1500 word case studies, all completed supervision forms and signed supervisor and student guidelines.||C||Week 12||1, 2, 3.|
|Activity||Students will be required to complete 30 hours of simulated FDR practice supervised by accredited FDRPs.||C||In Consultation||1, 2.|
|Completion of Experience||Students are required to complete 20 hours of supervised FDR practical experience in a workplace setting Clinical placement hours are dependent on available clinical opportunities and completion of the 20 supervised hours may extend beyond the current semester. Students should consider time frames when enrolling. All practical experience must be approved by the subject coordinator.||C||To Be Negotiated||1, 2.|
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|Pass||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.
Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.
Policy on plagiarism
University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.
Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
Accessibility and Inclusion Support
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.
Additional subject information
During the 30 hours of complex simulated role plays, students will be required to self-source role players for some of the simulations. | If students are unable to self-source role players they will incur an additional cost for the faculty to source those role players. | Students should be aware that practical experience may be scheduled over several weeks and are dependent on available clinical opportunities. Completion of the 20 supervised hours may extend beyond the current semester and students should consider time frames when enrolling and the consequences this may have on graduation if applicable. | Students should also be aware that if they complete their 20 hours of supervised workplace family dispute resolution in the Faculty of Law's Family Dispute Resolution Clinic there will be additional costs incurred - please see the website for information regarding additional costs.| This subject contains content that some students may find distressing, disturbing or culturally challenging. Students with concerns about the content of any subject are encouraged to discuss this with their subject coordinator and consider how best to prepare themselves to study challenging material in a way that is appropriate for them. | Students may be asked to respond to questions from the subject coordinator regarding the content of their assessments. Students are expected to keep evidence of drafting and research.
Dispute resolution in the family law context
Ethical standards in family dispute resolution
The family law environment
Child-focused approaches in family dispute resolution
Domestic and family violence issues
Vulnerable parties in family dispute resolution