A family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP) is an independent person who helps people affected by separation or divorce to resolve their parenting disputes. To be accredited as a family dispute resolution practitioner you must meet the accreditation requirements set out in the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008.
To be accredited as a family dispute resolution practitioner you must:
One of the pathways to meet the qualification and competency criteria is to get accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and acquire competency in the six compulsory units from the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (or the higher education provider equivalent).
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Upon becoming NMAS accredited, you will need to apply to other organisations for training in the six compulsory units from the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution. Training.gov.au provides information about organisations that deliver family dispute resolution practitioner training.
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Once you have gained relevant qualifications and competencies and you meet the other accreditation criteria, you can apply to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department for accreditation.
Apply for family dispute resolution accreditation
Becoming A Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Accredited family dispute resolution practitioners are bound by obligations to their clients as well as obligations to remain accredited.
Family dispute resolution practitioners must:
Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners Regulations 2008 Family Law Act 1975