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LAW8719 Accredited General Mediation

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 : 27 January 2023


Mediation is a common form of dispute resolution. Accredited General Mediation aims to assist graduate students to develop the advanced knowledge, skills and competencies required to undertake mediations in areas other than family dispute resolution in which children are involved. Students will develop advanced knowledge of mediation processes and the role of mediators, and the communication skills and capabilities needed to undertake mediations. This course offers two streams. Stream A is for Masters coursework in which students will gain knowledge concerning mediation processes and do research on related topics. A second stream B is optional for students to select at the commencement of the course (via the StudyDesk). This stream B will provides theenable necessary training tostudents to also assist graduate students to become a Nationally Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS). The course is available in the Master of Laws, Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws Honours.

Accredited General Mediation 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. This includes the necessary 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. 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. Stream A will only need to attend Intensive A. Stream B will need to attend all three intensives.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023