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LAW3719 Mediation Processes and Skills

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 5 February 2023


Pre-requisite: LAW1122


Mediation is a common form of dispute management. Mediation Processes and Skills aims to assist law students to develop the advanced knowledge, skills and competencies required to undertake mediations in areas other than family dispute management in which children are involved. This course provides the training to assist students to become a Nationally Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS) and enable progression to register with an Australian Recognised Mediator Body.

Mediation Processes and Skills examines the steps of mediation, different models of mediation, the role of the mediator, ethics and values in mediation, and communication skills and techniques required for the conduct of mediations. Students will develop advanced knowledge of mediation processes and the role of mediators, and the communication skills and capabilities needed to undertake mediations. It is delivered through three intensives that can occur online or via face-to-face classes that involve role-plays and potentially mediator assessment before a panel of assessors. This course offers two streams. Stream A is for elective coursework in which students will gain knowledge concerning mediation processes and do research on related topics. Stream A will only need to attend Intensive A. Stream B is optional for students to select at the commencement of the course (via the StudyDesk). Stream B provides students with the necessary training to become a Nationally Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS). Students selecting Stream B will need to attend all three intensives.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 5 February 2023