Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution - CHC81115

Relationships Australia (Victoria) Inc

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Postgraduate

This qualification reflects the role of family dispute resolution practitioners who provide services and interventions for families experiencing high levels of relationship conflict where clients may be involved in the family law system. They may work as independent practitioners or in larger agencies.Dispute resolution in this qualification has a direct link to the provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 and the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008. Practitioners make high level, independent, complex judgements in highly specialised contexts. Some practitioner roles may also involve full responsibility and accountability for all aspects of own work as well as responsibility for broader management functions such as analysis, program planning, budgeting and strategy design.To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed 50 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.


  • 10 units: 6 core
  • 4 elective


  • Facilitate dispute resolution in the family law context
  • Work effectively with young people and their families
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Work with users of violence to effect change
  • Provide support to children affected by domestic and family violence
  • Work effectively in social and emotional wellbeing
  • Operate in a family law environment
  • Work within a child inclusive framework
  • Manage domestic and family violence screening and risk assessment processes
  • Support the safety of vulnerable parties in family dispute resolution
  • Respond to loss, grief and trauma
  • Develop a healing framework for social and emotional wellbeing work
  • Lead own professional development
  • Initiate and lead applied research
  • Plan and implement a coaching strategy
  • Provide domestic and family violence support in non-English speaking background communities
  • Assist clients to develop parenting arrangements
  • Provide leadership across the organisation
  • Lead personal and strategic transformation
  • Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • Adhere to ethical standards in family dispute resolution
  • Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Manage responses to domestic and family violence in family work
  • Work with a child-focused approach

Standard entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:\u2022\thold an undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Law, Conflict Management, Dispute Resolution, Family Law Mediation or equivalentor\u2022\thold accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)or\u2022\thold the Mediation skill set from the Community Services Training Package (CHC)or\u2022\tcan provide documented evidence of previous experience in a dispute resolution environment in a job role involving self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas, exercise of independent judgement and decision-making, and a range of technical and other skills.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Camberwell Domestic: $13,390
International: $13,390
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time

Further information

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed 50 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

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