JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

LB5519 - Family Dispute Resolution

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

In this subject students will develop their mediation knowledge and skills in order to facilitate dispute resolution in a family law context. Students will also learn how to implement family dispute resolution strategies and how to create an environment that supports the safety of vulnerable parties in dispute resolution. Students will also consider ethical issues in family practice. The subject covers a number of the competencies required for Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Accreditation in Australia.

Learning Outcomes

  • synthesize complex family conflict and family violence theories and related laws for professional practice in family dispute resolution;
  • critically analyse complex family conflicts and family dispute resolution strategies, particularly in relation to domestic and family violence;
  • provide general advice to assist individuals to constructively manage family conflict;
  • effectively communicate with, facilitate and support people in family conflict, respond to family violence in the mediation room, and create an environment that supports the safety of vulnerable parties in dispute resolution; and exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in family dispute resolution practice and research;
  • autonomously reflect on and evaluate their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.
Prerequisites: LB5501 (allow concurrent for LB5501)


Townsville, Limited, Study Period 6
Census Date 26-Jun-2014
Face to face teaching 17-Jun-2014 to 21-Jun-2014 (One five day workshop: 17 - 21 June 2014)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours workshops/Seminars - Workshop: 17 - 21 June 2014
Assessment: initial learning brief (10%); skills assessment (30%); journal article (50%); final learning brief (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Attendance on all days is compulsory. Pre-workshop reading and online participation.

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.