Australian Mediation Association

ADR Update 2020

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development Online Webinars

The 2020 NMAS training and CPD program is intended to cover mediation skills, practice and specific content areas.

17 November 2020 (5.00 – 6.30pm)
Am I really using the best DR process for my matter?

Do we all really assess the best process for the matter before us? This webinar will revisit the dispute resolution spectrum and how some of the processes are more effective for different matters and how as practitioners we need to consider this each time a matter comes before us.

$65.00 (incl. GST)
Please find our 2020 program and register here
NB: ALL times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time at all times (non daylight saving time). Check times for your location on the Meeting Planner calculator here.

Enrolments are open for 2020 for those who want to use this year to get ahead as an FDRP

The AMA and MTA remain dedicated to providing the highest quality, most innovative and compliant training and delivery methods.

From "super career mums" to busy barristers, we facilitate Mediator and FDR Practitioner qualifications, and Mediation career growth, with transparency and Australian Best Practice.

If you would like to join the 2020 intake, please email:
In partnership with ICES: provider code 22487.

Tuition fees for CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution qualifications will increase by $1,000.00 on October 31, 2020.
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  • All textbooks, student handbooks, assessments and learning materials are included in all qualification packages.
  • Corporate Discounts are available for companies as well as Family Relationship Centres.
  • Easy weekly payment plans available.
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Diners Club are accepted.

Conflict Coaching Fundamentals

CCI offers a fully online program Conflict Coaching Fundamentals through CCI Academy.  The program is designed to be flexible and completed at your own pace. It includes:
  • Over 40 hours of video lessons;
  • Videos of two complete conflict coaching sessions;
  • Reflective activities to apply and embed your learning;
  • Two personalised one-on-one sessions with your trainer;
  • Opportunities to practice coaching on other students in the program;
  • An engaged online community for peer support and networking. 
AMA members receive a 20% discount on the normal registration fee (you will pay $1320.00 instead of $1650.00).  Just use the coupon code AMAMember at checkout.
Click HERE for more information, course dates and registration

What work opportunities are there as a mediator?

There is increasing use of mediation and other forms of ADR in Australia. People undertaking mediation and Family Dispute Resolution training vary to the extent in how they find opportunities as a mediator.

Some may find salaried roles within government or not for profit agencies. Some individuals pursue mediation as a full-time career whilst others see a career in mediation as a viable option to supplement their current vocation or as a part-time profession post retirement.

For current mediation and Family Dispute Resolution careers please visit our ‘careers page’ and search for current mediation career opportunities in the associated search engines.

Click Here for more information

Position Available

Panel Conciliator, Code of Conduct for Australian Winegrape Purchases, Australia wide (particularly wine regions)

The Code of Conduct for Australian Winegrape Purchases is a voluntary industry owned Code that provides a quick and cost-effective dispute resolution mechanism for growers and winemakers. The Code Committee is looking to establish a Panel of Conciliators around Australia to conduct conciliations under the Code. They are interested in hearing from practitioners from all around Australia, particularly those located in or around wine regions.
For more information about the Code and its dispute resolution process, please visit:
The hourly rate for conciliations is $300 + GST with a 2 hour cap on preparation time. Please note that acceptance to the Panel does not guarantee a minimum number of conciliations being referred to you.

Please submit your expression of interest by emailing Cecily Zhu, Code Secretariat at , with a brief overview of your relevant experience (in the body of the email) and attach your CV.
Applications close on 31 October 2020 (COB).

Singapore Convention on Mediation

The Attorney-General's Department is currently considering Australia’s position in relation to the Singapore Convention on Mediation, which recently entered into force on 12 September 2020.

As part of this process, the Department has published a consultation paper (available at ) and invites public submissions on the topics raised by Monday 23 November 2020.
We encourage you to make a written submission to if you have an interest in the operation of the Singapore Convention.

Insurance Reminder

Please remember that Insurance is compulsory for National Accreditation and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners. Policy renewal reminders for AMA members are currently being sent. We have now deployed a more friendly service online which will ensure that your policy is only a few clicks away and takes only a few minutes. In line with our commitment to utilise technology and ensure the ease of access for our members to our services, we are incorporating an online insurance component to our website to reduce the amount of administrative forms used and to streamline the processing of dispute resolution insurance applications. Click here to renew or take out a new policy.

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