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Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (CHC80308)


Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (CHC80308)

Become a qualified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

This post-graduate qualification delivers the foundation to work in a variety of settings in providing family dispute resolution services and interventions for families experiencing high levels of relationship conflict, and may be involved in the Family Law System.

It is a nationally recognised accredited qualification designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to mediate families within the legislative framework utilising the theories, styles of conflict and fundamentals of family dispute resolution.

This course meets the education requirements to apply for registration with the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department to become a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) as well as the National Mediation Accreditation Scheme (NMAS) through a Recognised Mediation Accreditation Body (RMAB), pending completion of additional requirements as set out by NMAS.

This qualification is delivered by Jon Graham, Clinical Director at ISDR. Jon has been in mediation since 1994 in both family law and workplace disputes and is renowned as a leader in this area of study.

Entry requirements

As well as attending a non-competitive interview, to enrol in this course, you’ll need:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in psychology, social work, law conflict management, dispute resolution, family law mediation or equivalent or
  • An accredited qualification in conflict management or dispute resolution at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level or
  • A Certificate IV in Mediation or completion of the Mediation Skill Set
  • Demonstrated extensive experience, knowledge and skill application in dispute resolution

Mediation Skill Set

Find out more about the mediation skill set pathway 


Find out more about VET FEE-HELP and if you are eligible.

All our qualifications are nationally recognised

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Key information

Duration 6-9 months part time
Fees VET FEE HELP is available to eligible students enrolling in the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution
Costs: 6 Core $7,258
Full $10,642
Fees include placement
Mode Classroom
Delivery Parramatta
Day classes available
Entry Requirement There are a range of avenues to qualify for entry.

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Get in touch

  • Uniting Institute of Education
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), National Provider Number 91739
  • PO Box 607
    Parramatta NSW 2124