Master of Conflict Management and Resolution
Law, Business and 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
48 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 Master of Conflict Management and Resolution, JCU graduates will be able to:
LB5525:03 Conflict Analysis
LB5530:03 Conflict Resolution Processes
LB5531:03 Research and Writing in Conflict Management and Resolution
LB5533:03 Ethics and Reflective Practice in Conflict Management and Resolution
Select 36 credit points of specified LB55_ _ subjects#
LB5514:03 Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution
LB5515:03 Workplace Conflict Management
LB5518:03 Advanced Mediation
LB5519:03 Family Dispute Resolution
LB5520:03 Conflict Management and Resolution Project
LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace
LB5523:03 Research Project Part 1 of 2
LB5524:03 Research Project Part 2 of 2
LB5526:03 Conflict Management and Engagement
LB5527:03 Conflict Coaching
LB5528:03 Advanced Family Dispute Resolution
LB5529:03 Advanced Negotiation
LB5532:03 Topical Issues in Conflict Management and Resolution
# May include up to 6 credit points of other level 5 subjects, approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor as complimentary to the program.
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years 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 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 exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
Advanced standing will be granted for the following:
NB Where employment experience without qualifications, as set out below, is used to meet entry requirements, that experience will not also be used to give advance standing.
* Cognate disciplines: Law, Business, Psychology, Social Work, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Science, Education, Nursing, Communication or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to human behaviour, communication and people management. They will also have developed skills in analysing theory and practice in areas relating to people and communication, and in particular providing support and advice to individuals, groups and organisations. Students from these disciplines will also have developed skills in ethical judgement and initiative in practice and research involving human interaction, as well as critical reflection and self-assessment of their capabilities and performance, and use feedback, in personal and professional development.
** Employment experience: Applicants must have a minimum 4 years full-time working in the field of conflict management and resolution (e.g. dispute resolution officer, complaints manager, mediator, facilitator, lawyer, conciliator, arbitrator, ombudsman) or in a management position in which the person manages conflict between staff, or staff and clients/customers.
Students with related employment experience will have engaged in the practice of conflict management and resolution at an individual or organisational level. They will have engaged in the practice of critically analysing conflicts and conflict management systems, and will have practiced within the boundaries of professional standards for conflict management and resolution. They will have had experience in providing advice to assist individuals, groups and/or organisations to constructively manage conflict and will have demonstrated the capacity to effectively communicate with, facilitate and support people in conflict. They will also have developed skills in ethical judgement and initiative in the practice of managing people in conflict, as well as critical reflection and self-assessment of their capabilities and performance, and use feedback, in personal and professional development.
24 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 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course.
Advanced standing will not be granted for undergraduate studies or for work experience that is used to gain admission to the course.
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 one of the following awards: