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LB5501 - Mediation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

This subject provides students with a strong grounding in problem-solving mediation, and the opportunity to develop practical skills used as a facilitative mediator. It gives students the essential negotiation, mediation and communication skills required to become a mediator. The workshop component of this subject provides an opportunity for students to engage in experiential learning activities which facilitate the development of practical skills in mediation. This subject meets the Threshold Training and Education Requirements under Clause 5 of the National Mediator Approval Standards for students to become accredited mediators under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards. To become accredited students will also have to be assessed as competent in a formal mediator skills assessment and meet the other criteria for accreditation as set out in the National Mediator Approval Standards. Students who wish to be accredited will need to compete a mediation skills assessment and apply for accreditation within nine months of completing LB5501 to be eligible to use this subject towards meeting accreditation requirements. The mediator skills assessment and the application for accreditation through a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body is NOT included in LB5501.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate the field of mediation and the many areas of conflict management in industry, commerce and regulatory schemes where mediation is employed, either on a compulsory or voluntary basis;
  • demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the facilitative mediation model and the purpose of each stage in the process. demonstrate a range of skills and techniques in communication, negotiation and mediation;
  • reflect meaningfully on your practical experience and demonstrate an understanding of how your experience relates to conflict resolution theories;
  • research and critically discuss some current issues in conflict resolution and effectively present (orally and in writing) your research findings;
  • understand the structure, nature and format of the mediation process and the importance of creating an effective climate within which parties may be able to resolve disputes and to understand the nuances and rationale behind the contemporary theories of mediation.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise.

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 5, Block
Census Date 03-May-2012
Face to face teaching 04-May-2012 to 20-May-2012 (Two workshops, one of three days duration and one of an evening and two days duration: 4 - 6 May and 18 - 20 May 2012)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Judith Rafferty, Mr Brett Greenland.
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: essays (50%); discussion paper (30%); online participation (20%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 9, Block
Census Date 04-Oct-2012
Face to face teaching 05-Oct-2012 to 21-Oct-2012 (Two workshops, one of three days duration and one of an evening and two days duration: 5/ 6/7 Oct and 19 (evening) / 20/21 October)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Judith Rafferty, Mr Brett Greenland.
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: essays (50%); online discussion board (20%); case study (30%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.