Master of Conflict Management and Resolution

Course Code

108904

Version

1

Faculty

Law, Business and Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

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

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

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:

  • Evaluate complex conflict and related theories and standards for professional practice in conflict management and resolution

  • Critically analyse complex conflicts and conflict management systems

  • Provide specialised advice to assist individuals, groups and organisations to constructively manage conflict

  • Effectively communicate with, facilitate and support people in personal, group, organisational and cross-cultural conflict

  • Independently and critically reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development

  • Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in conflict management and resolution practice and research.

Course Structure

Core Subjects

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

Options

Select 36 credit points of specified LB55_ _ subjects#

LB5500:03 Negotiation

LB5501:03 Mediation

LB5514:03 Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution

LB5515:03 Workplace Conflict Management

LB5516:03 Facilitation

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.

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 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 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.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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:

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate discipline* – 12 credit points (4 foundation subjects)

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in non-cognate discipline and relevant employment experience** - 12 credit points (4 foundation subjects)

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in cognate discipline* and relevant employment experience** – 24 credit points (4 foundation subjects + 4 optional subjects)

  • AQF level 8 bachelor honours degree in a non-cognate discipline – 12 credit points (4 optional subjects)

  • AQF level 8 bachelor honours degree in a cognate* discipline – 24 credit points (4 foundation subjects + 4 optional subjects)

  • AQF level 8 graduate certificate in any discipline or JCU Graduate Certificate in Business Adminstration – 12 credit points (4 foundation subjects)

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 disciplnes 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.

Maximum allowed

24 credit points

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 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.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not be granted for undergraduate studies or for work experience that is used to gain admission to the course.

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 one of the following awards:

  • Graduate Certificate of Conflict Management and Resolution,

  • Graduate Diploma of Conflict Management and Resolution

Course articulation

Not applicable