CHC80308 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution
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Course Information

Family breakup is an enormous community issue. Parents and children can suffer a great deal due to unclear shared care arrangements. Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners provide high level services ensuring parenting plans have the children’s interests at heart and that conflicts are resolved out of court. They also provide vital certification for estranged couples who can’t work out conflicts and need to go to court to sort out issues with their children.

 

parents-fight-over-kids-family-law-divorceThis qualification relates to dispute resolution practitioners working in agencies or independently to provide dispute resolution services and interventions for families experiencing high levels of relationship conflict and/or where the clients may be involved in the Family Law system.

 

Dispute resolution in this qualification has a direct link to the provisions of the Family Law Act. Practitioners at this level are making high level, independent, complex judgements in highly specialised contexts. Some practitioner roles may also involve full responsibility and accountability for all aspects of work of self and others functions including, program planning, budget, strategy, design and analysis.

 

 

 

Graduate Outcomes

Upon successful completion of qualification, possible occupational titles may include (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • Aboriginal family consultant
  • Family and couples mediator
  • ADR practitioner
  • Family law mediator
  • Barrister mediator
  • Family relationships mediator
  • Dispute resolution facilitator
  • Indigenous family facilitator
  • Family and child mediator
  • Manager of an ADR service

 

Completion of this course qualifies the graduate to apply for membership to the following organisations/associations (subject to organisation-specific requirements being met by the applicant; refer to individual organisation policy):

 

 

Articulation and Study Pathways

As VET qualifications at this level are at the equivalent level of a Graduate Diploma within the university system according to the Australian Qualification Framework, graduates may be eligible to enter into certain post-graduate programs relating to mediation and conflict resolution, social work, or psychology at university. Graduates looking into this pathway should discuss this with the university to which they intend to apply to determine their options.

 

 

Course Structure

This great course can be studied by mixed mode which is a fast track study option allowing you to be part of a classroom experience while doing a great deal of the work from the comfort of your own home. Excellent facebook communication is available as well as on-line support materials to keep the learning happening in a dynamic way between face to face contact opportunities. Many working people as well as those with other responsibilities find this mode better than long winded programs with daily attendance or distance education which can be hard to complete totally on your own. Get a qualification within 8 months, meet great like minded people and have the flexibility of being able to do some of your learning off-site!

 

If you are not able to make classroom courses we do have the best distance programs available as we have caring and helpful tutors available to make distance education really work for you.

 

Stage 1

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Type
Module 1: Domestic Violence Part A
CHCDFV811C Respond to domestic and family violence in family work Core
CHCDFV817B Manage domestic and family violence and abuse screening and risk assessment processes Elective
 

Stage 2

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Type
Module 2: Separating Familes and Shared Care
CHCFAM505B Operate in a family law environment Core
CHCFSM806B Assist clients to develop parenting arrangements Elective
 

Stage 3

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Type
Module 3: Family Dispute Resolution Part A
CHCDISP801B Faciliate dispute resolution in the family law context Core
CHCDISP802B Implement family dispute resolution strategies

Core

CHCDISP803B Faciliate dispute resolution in an impartial manner and adhere to ethical standards Core
CHCDISP804B Create an environment that supports the safety of vulnerable parties in dispute resolution Core
 

Stage 4 (PRAC)

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Type
Module 4: Family Dispute Resolution Part B (prac)
CHCDISP801B Faciliate dispute resolution in the family law context Core
CHCDISP802B Implement family dispute resolution strategies

Core

CHCDISP803B Faciliate dispute resolution in an impartial manner and adhere to ethical standards Core
CHCDISP804B Create an environment that supports the safety of vulnerable parties in dispute resolution Core
Module 5: Domestic Violence Part B (prac)
CHCDFV811C Respond to domestic violence and family violence in family work Core
CHCDFV817B Manage domestic and family violence and abuse screening and risk assessment processes Elective
 

Stage 5A; or

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Type
Module 6A: Supervision and Mentoring
CHCFCS806C Work within a clinical supervision framework Elective
CHCORG529B Provide coaching and motivation

Elective

 

Stage 5B

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Type
Module 6B: Cross Cultural FDR Practice
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers Elective
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Elective

 

 

 

Study Locations

You can study with us in the following locations:

  • Northern Rivers NSW with locatins in the following sites: Ballina, Grafton, Lismore, Coffs Harbour
  • Sunshine Coast QLD with Lifebridge Community Services (Brisbane and Gympie students welcome)
  • Gold Coast QLD CTA Campus (Brisbane students welcome)
  • Ipswich QLD CTA site (Brisbane and Toowoomba students welcome)
  • Mole Creek Tasmania CTA rural residential campus (Launceston, Devonport, Hobart, and other Tasmanian students as well as students from Wagga Wagga, Mildura, Mt Gambia SA and Melbourne students can stay on campus and be travelled, fed and accommodated as part of our service to regional areas)
  • Malanda QLD CTA campus (Mt Isa, Cape York, Cairns, Atherton Tablelands and Innisfail students welcome and can stay on campus and be travelled, fed and accommodated as part of our service to regional areas)
  • Townsville QLD CTA campus
  • Enquire also for Bunbury and Mandurah Western Australia keep posted for 2014!

 

Distance Education is available for all students who are not able to come to a site location.

 

We have a 95% graduate rate with distance education as we have brilliant tutors who are committed to top outcomes.

 

VET FEE Help is available to cover all fees and course costs for eligible students.

 

Indigenous students have enjoyed staying at our Malanda rural campus where all courses are ABSTUDY approved and delicious home-style cooking and relaxed accommodation makes studying feel friendly and enjoyable. Wake up in the country!

 

 

Enrolment Information

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Location: Townsville, Malanda, Maroochydore, Mount Isa, Cairns, Ipswich, Brisbane & Gold Coast QLD, Northern Rivers NSW, Hobart TAS, Perth WA, Bunbury WA

Delivery: Mixed mode (block study plus on-line), Distance Education and Rural-Residential  call for options

All delivery options include face to face training

 

Course training materials are included in the enrolment fee, and include assessment workbooks and access to our online training portal provided by PBWorks. For students who have no internet access, printed materials will be made available. For students who have internet access but want printed materials, they can be provided separately for a fee to cover production of materials.

 

VET FEE-HELP Assistance available

VET FEE-HELP is an income contingent loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their VET tuition fees. Students wishing to access VET FEE-HELP assistance are invited to discuss their eligibility with the staff at the Information Office at any CTA campus.

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Support to pay your fees

Community Training Australia can assist you to access assistance to pay your course fees.

Community Training Australia offers government supported loans through VET FEE-HELP, a system which allows you to fully defer payment of your course fees through a loan with the Federal Government. You can find more information about VET FEE-HELP at the Study Assist website.

 

VET FEE-HELP is an income contingent loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their VET tuition fees. Students wishing to access VET FEE-HELP assistance are invited to discuss their eligibility with the staff at the Information Office at any CTA campus.

 

 

Eligibility

Applicants seeking entry to this qualification must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent, OR
  • An accredited qualification in counselling at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level, OR
  • Previous experience in a family counselling environment in a job role involving the self directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas, the exercise of independent judgement and decision making, and a range of technical and other skills.

 

Applicants will also be required to be working in the area of counselling currently, or be prepared to undertake a volunteer student placement to complete this program.

 

 

How to apply

Community Training Australia accepts enrolments into the Diploma of Counselling year-round. You can apply to enter the course by visiting one of our campuses in person, by calling our friendly Course Advisory staff on 1800 OPTIONS or by completing our easy-to-use online enrolment form.

 

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The Community Training Australia website is also host to relevant documents you will need to sign up for this course. Click the button below to view all of the related files and documents.

 

 

We also encourage all potential students to read general information about studying with Community Training Australia, which can be accessed by clicking on the button below.

 

 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers

RPL is the process of collecting the evidence that you have the required skills and knowledge already to provide the qualification or statement of attainment for a specific unit of competency.


If you believe that you have enough experience in this field to demonstrate your skills and knowledge or you have gained skills through a formal training pathway, or a mix of these, you should enquire about RPL. Related industry experience could be in a role specific to this qualification and include significant work related to the units listed above. In other situations, you may have already completed training for some of the required units. In this situation you may be eligible for a Credit Transfer.

 

 

ABSTUDY Information

This course is considered by Centrelink to qualify as full-time study. This means that all our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are eligible to receive ABSTUDY benefits for the duration of their study. These benefits include Government-funded travel to Townsville for study, accommodation and meals while you study in Townsville, and depending on income a fortnightly allowance paid to your bank account. Please click the button below to download appropriate ABSTUDY forms and for more information. You can submit the appropriate ABSTUDY forms with your enrolment application and we will forward them on your behalf, or you can apply to Centrelink directly and notify us your intention to claim ABSTUDY so that we can arrange travel and accommodation for you. 


Please note: ABSTUDY requires a minimum of three (3) weeks in advance in order to process travel and accommodation applications for our students (added to our administrative time to process your enrolment application). If we do not receive your enrolment pack with time to process before this minimum period, there is a good chance that the travel and accommodation for your first block will not be funded initially, and you will have to organise your own travel and accommodation for this first block. However, assuming your application to ABSTUDY is successful after this point, you may claim back a rebate for the money spent on these arrangements so long as you keep your receipts (the form required to claim back money spent on study-related travel and accommodation is also available to download through the button below).

 

 

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If you have any more questions regarding this course, the button below will take you to a form that you can fill out with your detailed request. You may leave us a phone number or email address and a member of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can call our office on 1800 OPTIONS and one of our friendly staff will assist you.

 


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This course complies with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) as Nationally Recognised Training