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Professional Certificate in Arbitration

with University of Adelaide

Run every two years | Online

The Professional Certificate in Arbitration is a university post-graduate programme offered jointly by Resolution Institute and the University of Adelaide Law School.

This is the only University post-graduate program in Australia focusing solely on domestic commercial arbitration which also offers students a direct pathway to become an accredited arbitrator. The program is run once every two years.The blended learning delivery format offers flexible study options and is open to students across Australia. Materials and tutorials are delivered online and workshops are held in short intensive face to face sessions. This flexible learning option allows individuals to organise study around their work and life commitments. The content is highly practical and experiential, providing students with a solid understanding of arbitration law and practice and its role within the Australian legal system.

The program comprises two subjects and is designed for completion in one year; over two university semesters. The semester 1 Introduction to Arbitration course introduces the concepts, frameworks and practice of dispute resolution, while the semester 2 Advanced Arbitration course provides a greater depth of the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to determine arbitration outcomes.

Who is this training for?

The Professional Certificate in Arbitration will appeal to highly motivated people in two main categories:

  • those interested in gaining skills and knowledge in commercial arbitration, as a form of dispute determination, to enhance their business and professional knowledge and practices.
  • those in professional practice who are likely to be sought after to provide expert advice and services as Arbitrators.

This postgraduate qualification will be attractive to a diverse range of applicants including: accountants, architects, engineers, doctors, lawyers, surveyors, and professionals involved in the construction, building, finance, insurance, mining and real estate industries.

Students will benefit from the practical and focused approach in this specialised area of ADR, the flexible learning delivery format and the direct industry connections to a dispute resolution organisation. The exposure to expert practitioners will enhance student’s career and networking opportunities. Read more.

Your next steps

Once you have completed the course, you may apply for arbitrator grading with Resolution Institute.

Learn more about the program