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Mediation assessment | Canberra | 24 September 2020
24 September 2020 | Canberra
Complete the Resolution Institute video assessment to apply for mediation accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).
How is the assessment conducted?
We offer three session times for each video assessment date (9.15am, 11.45am, 2.15pm). Please indicate your preferred time in the registration form. However, slots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
One week prior to your assessment date, you will receive an email confirming the time, venue and role play scenario. There are two parts of your assessment:
- Role play: During the role play you will play the role of a mediator and volunteers play the role of the two parties in the simulated dispute. The mediation session must be 1.5-2 hours long and is video recorded.
- Self-assessment: Within 24 hours of your role-play, you must respond to the questions in the self-assessment form, reflecting on what you think you did well and what you could have done better. We will send you the self-assessment form one week prior to your assessment date.
An independent assessor will consider the video recording of your role play and your self-assessment to determine whether you have 'demonstrated competency’ or have ‘not yet demonstrated competency’. Depending on assessor availability, we will email you the results within 4-6 weeks.
- Completed a Resolution Institute mediation course, or
- Applied to Resolution Institute to have their training recognised as having met the knowledge, skills and ethical understandings described by the national accreditation standards (Part II Section 2.2)
About our assessors
Our panel of assessors are independent of the training team and have significant experience as mediators.
Your next steps
After successfully completing the assessment, to become accredited you will need to:
Frequently asked questions
What happens if I am unable to attend the session?
We allow transfers/cancellations or substitutions of candidates for a fee. For further information, please refer to our terms and conditions. These can be viewed here.
What happens in the event of a technical failure?
We take every care to ensure that the video assessment process is run efficiently and professionally. On rare occasions due to unforeseeable technical problems, the recording may fail. In this case, we will invite you to complete another video at no additional fee. Resolution Institute will make every effort to organise this at a time suitable to you.
Who will assess whether I am competent?
What happens if I fail my assessment?