Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution
Administration and Availability Information
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
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
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
24 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Masters Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
LB5525:03 Conflict and Dispute Analysis
LB5522:03 Negotiation Theory and Practice
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.
Indigenous and Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution
Workplace Dispute Resolution
Public Interest and Multi-Party Disputes
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Family and Interpersonal Dispute Resolution
Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace
Negotiation Theory and Practice
Research Project Part 1 of 2
Research Project Part 2 of 2
Conflict and Dispute Analysis
Conflict Management and Transformation
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
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.
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.
12 credit points for dispute resolution subjects completed at JCU; otherwise 6 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process.
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
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.
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.
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.