CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution

Make a difference for families in conflict – be the solution amongst the dissension.

Register with the Australian Attorney General as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and explore the different career avenues it connects you with.

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Put your mediation skills to the test.

The specialized division of Family Law is an ever-present aspect of our society, and the CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution is a great way to make a difference in the lives of separated families. Build your mediation and conflict resolution skills throughout your training and grow your career in this sector. Deliver competent, professional services for parenting, financial, and property issues with family members after separation and accumulate the knowledge of industry professionals that have developed this course.

There are multiple ways to achieve your goal and start your journey to success.

The complex nature of Family Dispute Resolution requires a background understanding of the practice and if you hold any of the following, then you already have the necessary requirements for entry into this diploma:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Law, Conflict Management, Dispute Resolution, Family Law Mediation or equivalent
  • An accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)
  • The Mediation skill set from the Community Services Training Package (CHC)

There are alternative pathways available into this course if you don’t have the required accreditations. You may be considered if you can provide evidence of previous experience in a dispute resolution environment involving self-directed application of knowledge, exercise of independent judgement and decision-making, and a range of technical and other skills.

What you’ll learn

The CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to provide services and interventions for families experiencing high levels of relationship conflict where clients may be involved in the family law system.

Core subjects

  • CHCDSP001 – Facilitate dispute resolution in the family law context
  • CHCFAM001 – Operate in a family law environment
  • CHCDSP003 – Support the safety of vulnerable parties in family dispute resolution
  • CHCDSP002 – Adhere to ethical standards in family dispute resolution
  • CHCDFV008 – Manage responses to domestic and family violence in family work
  • CHCFAM002 – Work with a child-focused approach

Elective subjects

  • CHCFAM007 – Assist clients to develop parenting arrangements
  • CHCDFV012 – Make safety plans with people who have been subjected to domestic and family violence
  • CHCFAM008 – Work within a child inclusive framework
  • CHCPRP007 – Work within a clinical supervision framework

Elective units are subject to change.

Career opportunities

  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Family Counsellor
  • Marriage Counsellor
  • Relationship Counsellor
Graduates of this course achieve excellent career outcomes.
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CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution

Study with one of Australia’s most successful RTO’s.

Full Course: $8,995
6 Core Units Only: $6,995

Course Duration: Approximately 12 months
Delivery Mode Options: Online
Attendance Requirements: Not applicable to this course.
Vocational Placement:
This course has a 50 hour supervised work placement. For those already working in the field, this can be completed in your existing workplace if appropriate facilities are available.
If you do not have access to an appropriate workplace, you will need to obtain placement and we will assist where possible.  Some placement providers may charge a placement fee – this fee is borne by the student.

All workplace requirements must be completed and signed off by your all parties before competency is approved and certification is issued.