Learning & events

Family Law Arbitration 2022

with University of Adelaide

11, 18 & 25 October, 8 & 15 November 6–8pm ACDT, and 26 November 9am–5pm ACDT | Online

The ideal preparation for a career in family law arbitration, or guiding your clients through the family law arbitration process. Develop skills, knowledge and a practical understanding of family law arbitration and its role within the Australian legal system.

This 6-week online program is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to develop their understanding and appreciation of dispute resolution, and the process and legislative framework of family law arbitration in Australia.

A unique collaboration offered by the Resolution Institute and the University of Adelaide’s Law School, this program’s reflective practice approach allows participants to engage in a process of continual learning and to build knowledge and understanding of key concepts throughout the 6-week program.

The weekly interactive online sessions and final practical workshop combines solid academic content with a strong practical focus to support students’ understanding of family law arbitration proceedings. Assessments are focused on building skills in writing successful arbitral awards and understanding family law arbitration processes within a legal framework.

How will I benefit?

Participants will benefit from the practical and focused approach in this specialised area of ADR, the flexible learning delivery format and the career development opportunities available through recognised accreditation and acquisition of CPD points.

  • The program satisfies the specialist arbitration training requirements for inclusion on the practitioner list of Family Arbitrators maintained by the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM).
  • CPD hours are recognised the Resolution Institute’s accreditation scheme, and may be suitable for the CPD requirements of legal practitioners in accordance with the rules of each jurisdiction.
  • The program has highly practical and experiential content - the flexible learning approach includes online content and virtual delivery. The teaching sessions are structured to fit around work and life commitments.
  • There is close industry partnering in the delivery of the program which provides many opportunities for students to experience and learn how family law arbitration works in real-world scenarios and cases.
  • Participants acquire transferrable skill sets that benefit their careers and organisations in which they work.
  • Current University of Adelaide post-graduate award program students can gain one course worth of credit towards their Masters-level qualification.

Should I attend?

This program is will appeal to highly motivated people in two main categories:

  • those interested in gaining skills and knowledge in family law arbitration 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 Family Law Arbitrators.

For more information please visit the University of Adelaide website here.

CPD recognition and Articulation pathways

This program is recognised by the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM) and satisfies the specialist arbitration training requirements for inclusion on the practitioner list of Family Arbitrators maintained by the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM). To become a nominated Family Law Arbitrator through AIFLAM, applicants must meet additional requirements in relation to legal experience and practice as required under Regulation 67B of the Family Law Regulation 1984. Further information is available at www.familycourt.gov.au

This program will contribute 18 points of CPD under the Australian College of Law and Resolution Institute accreditation schemes, where 1 hour = 1 CPD point. This course may meet the CPD requirements of legal practitioners, in accordance with the rules of each jurisdiction.

University of Adelaide Law School Masters Program course credit – participants who successfully complete all sessions of the online program and pass all assessment requirements will be eligible to gain 3 units of credit towards their Masters program. Further information is available by contacting pglawenquiry@adelaide.edu.au


All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.

Participants who complete the Assessment component of the program will receive a University of Adelaide Statement of Results.

Program participation requirements

You will need:

  • computer or tablet

  • web browser Chrome or Firefox to view your course online

  • webcam, headphones and microphone

  • internet connection (broadband or 4G minimum)

  • notepaper and pen

  • a willingness to participate and engage with the instructors and other course participants

Please note: it is the responsibility of the program participant to ensure that they have checked their technology requirements prior to each session.

Program entry requirements

If your first language is not English, you must be equipped to demonstrate English Language Proficiency throughout your short course enrolment at a minimum IELTS Level 6.5 in all bands in line with the University of Adelaide's Minimum English Language Requirements.

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