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LB5534 - Essential Principles of Mediation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject introduces some of the theories and standards relevant to mediation practice in Australia. It provides a theoretical foundation for the practical skills taught in LB5501 Mediation Skills and Practice. Students will critically analyse some of the fundamental features of mediation (with a focus on the facilitative mediation model), and consider the legal and ethical aspects of mediation practice in Australia.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate complex conflict and related theories and standards for professional practice in conflict management and resolution;
  • Independently and critically reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Brief - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (80%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

This subject will be taught online through LearnJCU. Students must engage in online learning from the first week of the study period and throughout the entire study period. There will be online collaborate sessions scheduled throughout the semester.

LB5525, LB5530, LB5531, LB5533. Note that these subjects are not required for successful completion of the subject, however are subjects in the MCMR program that students are encouraged to complete prior to commencing any elective.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Miss Claire Holland
Lecturers: Miss Rikki Mawad, Dr Judith Rafferty.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Online and self-study activities.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.