This is a post-graduate qualification; students complete the 10 units of competency listed to achieve the qualification. Refer www.training.gov.au
Delivered over 2 semesters, the program builds an understanding of the theory and practice of FDR. The first semester focuses on building a foundation in FDR practice, second semester on the practice through an work placement. As the learning outcomes in the competencies overlap, the training delivery will be applicable to more than one unit.
First semester consists of attending and participating in scheduled lectures/seminars, and completing learning activities and assessment tasks, which focus on demonstrating the mandatory skills and knowledge necessary for FDR
During Semester 2, Students undertake an Work Placement once they have demonstrated the mandatory skills and knowledge necessary for FDR. In addition to the work placement, it is mandatory for students to attend placement seminars and participate in discussions, which focus on critical reflection and development of FDR practice and skills.
Throughout the course Family Dispute Resolution is referred to FDR and `Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners are referred to as FDRPs.