Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code

100604

Version

2

Faculty

Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, or graduate diploma from this or another university; or

Other qualifications or practical experienced recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above.

Completion of the Graduate Diploma of Conflict and Dispute Resolution from this university.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Masters degrees.

Additional selection requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of at least five years academic and professional experience in a cognate discipline.

Special admission requirements

Nil

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).  Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Masters Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

LB5525:03  Conflict and Dispute Analysis

PLUS

LB5500:03  Negotiation

or

LB5522:03  Negotiation Theory and Practice

Options

Select 18 credit points of LB55_ _ subjects or any other level 5 subjects, up to a maximum of 6 credit points, considered complementary to the program on the recommendation of the Head of School and subject to approval of the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor.

LB5500:03

 

Negotiation

LB5501:03

 

Mediation

LB5502:03

 

Conflict Management

LB5503:03

 

Transformative Systems

LB5514:03

 

Indigenous and Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution

LB5515:03

 

Workplace Dispute Resolution

LB5516:03

 

Public Interest and Multi-Party Disputes

LB5517:03

 

Commercial Dispute Resolution

LB5518:03

 

Advanced Mediation

LB5519:03

 

Family and Interpersonal Dispute Resolution

LB5520:03

 

Independent Project

LB5521:03

 

Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace

LB5522:03

 

Negotiation Theory and Practice

LB5523:03

 

Research Project Part 1 of 2

LB5524:03

 

Research Project Part 2 of 2

LB5525:03

 

Conflict and Dispute Analysis

LB5526:03

 

Conflict Management and Transformation

LB5527:03

 

Conflict Coaching

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

6 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points for dispute resolution subjects completed at JCU; otherwise 6 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process.

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course.

Other restrictions

Candidates who are granted advanced standing for either the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma of Conflict and Dispute Resolution, will be required to surrender that award prior to taking out the Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive either the Graduate Certificate, or the Graduate Diploma, of Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

Course articulation

Not applicable