Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Graduate Certificate of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Information valid for students commencing in 2012.

Course Code





Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Graduate certificates.

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 experience recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above.

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 (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements


Special admission requirements


Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules


Additional completion requirements


Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Certificate Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

LB5525:03 Conflict and Dispute Analysis


LB5500:03 Negotiation


LB5522:03 Negotiation Theory and Practice


Select 6 credit points of specified LB55_ _ subjects, up to a maximum of 3 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 Peach

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







Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Accreditation 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.

Advanced Standing


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

6 credit points


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 6 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

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

Not applicable

Course articulation

Candidates who complete the Graduate Certificate of Conflict and Dispute Resolution may be eligible for entry to either the Graduate Diploma or the Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the Graduate Certificate.