LWN206 Mediation

Unit synopsis

The legal system is increasingly using dispute resolution processes such as mediation to assist in the resolution of disputes. Mediation is used in a wide range of forums such as in workplace, education, consumer, building and construction disputes and family law settings. Parties can attend mediation prior to filing an application in court or may be ordered to attend mediation by a judicial officer once their case is in court. In family law parenting cases, there are pre-filing mediation requirements.The increasing use of mediation has led to a high level of regulation of this profession and an accreditation process being implemented and maintained by the Australian Mediator Standards Board. Mediators can now become nationally accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System, and this ensures that they have the ability to conduct a facilitative mediation process and maintain their knowledge and skills by participating in ongoing professional development and conducting a certain number of hours of mediation in each two-year cycle. National accreditation as a mediator is required to apply to be on some court, tribunal and government mediation panels. This unit complies with the knowledge and skills requirements of the national mediation standards and will enable you to undertake a national mediation assessment; if you pass this assessment you can apply to become a na

Faculty
Faculty of Law
School/Discipline
Law School
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2019 (Block) 25 February 2019 - 21 June 2019
  • Gardens Point
Semester 2, 2019 (Block) 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019
  • Gardens Point

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,369
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $2,916
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $4,356

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

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