Overview

Duration

12 months delivered over two semesters, with 50 hours of supported work placement included.

Location

All face-to-face training, workshops, placement seminars and field trips will take place in the Sydney Metro area for NSW residents.

Delivery Options

Mix of online learning and face-to-face classroom sessions.

Do you have experience in mediation and dispute resolution? Do you have a passion for working with families in distress, and want to make a difference?

The CHC81115 Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) could be for you. Your knowledge and skills will equip you to provide specialist advice and facilitate negotiations around parenting, financial and property matters for families navigating separation.

Family Dispute Resolution Employment Opportunities

 

The Federal Government estimates that the demand for workers with counselling qualifications will be strong over the next five years. Following successful completion of the Graduate Diploma, you’ll be qualified to work in a variety of community sector practitioner and management roles.

Apply for accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)
Register as an FDRP with the Australian Government’s Attorney- General’s Department
Practice as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)
Find employment as a mediator
Work as a Family Court Counsellor
Manage a dispute resolution or counselling service

What to Expect From This Diploma

This course is based on the latest theory and practice. After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

01
Understand and apply principles of non-adversarial, child inclusive, family dispute resolution
02
Understand and apply legal principles of family mediation under the Family Law Act (1975)
03
Help separating parties resolve disputes about the wellbeing and care of children
04
Help identify assets and debts and decide how they will be shared
05
Recognise and respond to evidence of family violence, parenting stress, mental health issues and child harm

Fully Supported Work Placement

We offer a fully-arranged and supported work placement allowing students to apply their learnt theories and frameworks under the supervision of experienced counsellors and practitioners. Students can complete their placement in one of the following Relationships Australia NSW centres: Dee Why, Sydney CBD, Macquarie Park, Blacktown, Penrith and Bathurst.

Students also have the option of undertaking placements in their workplace with a suitable private practitioner.

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Download the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Factsheet​

Download the latest factsheet about the diploma, which has more information about specific entry requirements, modules and units of competency, learning schedule, trainers, VET Student Loans, upcoming information webinars, and more.

Apply Today

Applications for the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution can be submitted via the Relationships Australia Victoria website.

After you have registered your interest, a staff member from our Victoria office will contact you with further information about enrolment and to organise a pre-acceptance interview.

More questions?

Our Graduate Diplomas are delivered in partnership with Relationships Australia Victoria. All enquiries should be directed to our Victoria head office.

Phone: (03) 8573 2222
Email: ravtraining@rav.org.au
Website: rav.org.au/GradDipFDR

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