Qualifications

Member Login

Need help?

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner accreditation (Aus)

A family dispute resolution practitioner is an individual that meets the accreditation requirements set out in the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008.

Family dispute resolution practitioners must apply to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department for accreditation.

Accreditation standards

Practitioners that wish to provide family dispute resolution and issue section 60I certificates under the Family Law Act 1975 must meet the accreditation standards set out in the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008.

Family dispute resolution practitioners can meet the accreditation requirements by:

  • having an appropriate qualification or accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and competency in the six compulsory units from the Vocational Graduate Diploma (or the higher education provider equivalent), or
  • completing the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (or the higher education provider equivalent).

Training and assessment in the units of competency from the Vocational Graduate Diploma is delivered by registered training organisations and higher education providers that provide the equivalent units. Graduates from our 5 day mediation course who have met the assessment and other requirements for national accreditation (NMAS), may then apply to other organisations for training in the six compulsory units of the Vocational Graduate Diploma