Total number of units = 10

6 core units

4 elective units, consisting of:

up to 4 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

add topic CHCDFV008

Manage responses to domestic and family violence in family work

add topic CHCDSP001

Facilitate dispute resolution in the family law context

add topic CHCDSP002

Adhere to ethical standards in family dispute resolution

add topic CHCDSP003

Support the safety of vulnerable parties in dispute resolution

add topic CHCFAM001

Operate in a family law environment

add topic CHCFAM002

Work with a child-focused approach

Elective units

add topic CHCCCS003

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

add topic CHCDFV002

Provide support to children affected by domestic and family violence

add topic CHCDFV004

Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

add topic CHCDFV005

Provide domestic and family violence support in non-English speaking background communities

add topic CHCDFV007

Work with users of violence to effect change

add topic CHCDFV013

Manage domestic and family violence screening and risk assessment processes

add topic CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

add topic CHCFAM007

Assist clients to develop parenting arrangements

add topic CHCFAM008

Work within a child inclusive framework

add topic CHCMGT005

Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

add topic CHCPRP006

Lead own professional development

add topic CHCYTH011

Work effectively with young people and their families

add topic HLTAHW049

Work effectively in social and emotional wellbeing

add topic HLTAHW050

Develop a healing framework for social and emotional wellbeing work

add topic HLTAHW051

Respond to loss, grief and trauma

add topic BSBLDR801

Lead personal and strategic transformation

add topic BSBLED806

Plan and implement a coaching strategy

add topic BSBMGT605

Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBRES801

Initiate and lead applied research

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

• hold an undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Law, Conflict Management, Dispute Resolution, Family Law Mediation or equivalent


• hold accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)


• hold the Mediation skill set from the Community Services Training Package (CHC)


• can provide documented evidence of previous experience in a dispute resolution environment in a job role involving self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas, exercise of independent judgement and decision-making, and a range of technical and other skills.