Graduate Certificate of Family Dispute Resolution
Administration and Availability Information
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree, 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
12 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Family Dispute Resolution component of the joint degree, JCU graduates will be able to:
LB5519:03 Family Dispute Resolution
LB5525:03 Conflict Analysis
LB5528:03 Advanced Family Dispute Resolution
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
12 months – Available part-time only
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Successful completion LB5501 Mediation, LB5519 Family Dispute Resolution, LB5528 Advanced Family Dispute Resolution - plus the Mediation Accreditation Workshop (professional development) plus 10 hours of supervised practice contributes to the requirements of the Federal Attorney-General as equivalent qualifications to the six compulsory units of competency for accreditation under Regulation 5(3) Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008.
One subject is also accredited by LEADR (or any other Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body) - LB5501 Mediation. This subject covers the education and training requirements of the National Mediator Accreditation Standards - students must also pass the competency-based assessment (Mediation Accreditation Workshop, professional development).
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period 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 and associated procedures.
The maximum number of credit points to be granted as advanced standing towards postgraduate awards is as follows:
6 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 2 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 5 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course.
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Conflict Management and Resolution, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course.