Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution

By: Australian Institute for Relationship Studies (AIRS)  07-Sep-2011
Keywords: Education, Training, Australian

What is Family Dispute Resolution?In 2006 the Family Law Act was changed to encourage separating parents to attempt to reach agreementsabout the children and parenting decisions and styles, without having to go to Court. This change was basedon a philosophy of avoiding adversarial clashes and seeking to assist separating parents to workcollaboratively in the best interests of their children. It deliberately attempts to reach agreements that arefocused on the underlying needs of the whole family, particularly the children.Family Dispute Resolution PractitionersA Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner is a person who assists separating parents to resolve their disputedissues. A FDRP must meet qualification requirements and be registered by the Commonwealth AttorneyGeneral. The qualification framework includes entry requirements, and completion of the Vocational GraduateDiploma in Family Dispute Resolution training.Who can be a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner?The Vocational Graduate Diploma is suitable for those who wish to obtain Family Law Act Registration asFamily Dispute Resolution Practitioner and who want to be ready to practice at the conclusion of the course.While the Federal Government has determined that alternate pathways exist to achieve registration as aFamily Dispute Resolution Practitioner, AIRS has decided that it will offer only one pathway to Registrationbeing the Full Qualification of Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution.Pathways to RegistrationThe pathway for registration is the completion of 10 units of competency and the achievement of theVocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution.

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