Mediation Institute Member Services

Mediation Institute provides family dispute resolution services for NMAS accredited Mediators, registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners and certified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners. 


Are you looking for flexible, accessible membership services? 

Mediation Institute is quality training provider and professional body for NMAS Accredited Mediators, accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners and students of dispute resolution.

“We established Mediation Institute in 2013 to make mediation training more accessible and relevant to the 21st century through innovation in training methods.

We continue to grow our services and support for mediators as an important element in our mission to prevent abuse, conflict and violence in Australian homes and workplaces.

In 2020 the last of our blended delivery courses, Family Group Conference Facilitator training, became available fully online as a result of the 2020 pandemic. ”

Joanne Law

Director of Studies, Mediation Institute Pty Ltd and
Co-Founder Interact Support Incorporated.

Membership Overview

Mediation Institute has a variety of membership categories based on your professional qualificiations. 

Practitioner Members include: 

  • Nationally Accredited Mediator System accredited Mediators. NMAS Mediators.
  • Certified Family Group Conference Facilitators
  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners
  • Associate members who are not certified or registered as mediators.

As a member of Mediation Institute you will enjoy a variety of member benefits that support lifetime learning, ensure you meet your professional development obligations and support you in building your professional skills and your professional practice.


Membership services such as webinars and participation in role plays are free for members.

Membership Period

Mediation Institute does not require all members to have the same renewal date for your membership. 

You join when you are ready to and your renewal date is 2 years from your joining date.

The only exceptions are for:

  • Associate memberships: these are for 12 months as associate members are often students of a training provider. 
  • Member: if you are accredited with another RMAB we are happy to pro-rata your membership fee so that your renewal dates are in sync.

Professional Development Opportunities

Mediation Institute has many professional development opportunities available every month to ensure that members stay current and have opportunities to network with other professional mediators.

  • Most of our professional development activities are online to meet the needs of members who don’t want to travel to a venue for a one-hour CPD opportunity.
  • Our webinars and tutorial are interactive providing plenty of time for discussion, questions and sharing of experiences throughout the process.

Most of our professional development opportunities are online to make sure that they are accessible to all our members.

We also run small group activities from time to time such as our role play days and workshops.

Online Professional Development Opportunities

  • Webinar Tutorials – these are institutional with the presenter usually using a presentation to guide a discussion about a specific topic
  • Masterminds – these are facilitated knowledge sharing on a topic with the facilitator adding content and facilitating the conversation as necessary
  • Peer Group Supervision – these are an opportunity for practitioners to discuss and share case studies, ethical dilemmas and scenarios that they may have encountered (or dream up)
  • Interact Support Practitioner Supervision – this is a hosted activity for the Interact Support not-for-profit. Those FDR Practitioners considering contracting with Interact and students preparing for work placement are welcome to attend.

Mi Study 247 Online

Mediation Institute is the award-winning provider of eLearning for dispute resolution practitioners. We make use of our capabilities to provide members with an interactive wiki style course area where they can collaborate, share resources, write content, get together online in special interest groups and much more.


Current Groups that members can join are:

 Practice Areas GroupsAustralian

  • Mediation Awareness Week Support
  • Child Inclusive Practice Group
  • Elder Mediation Group
  • FDR Practitioner Group
  • Workplace Mediation Group

We are more than happy to add more groups should members want even finer granulation of information and resources.

You can only be in one group at a time but can move between groups depending on what you are focusing on at any given time.

State-Based Groups

We have a group for each state and territory and a group for Ex-Pat members.

Mediation Supervisors

This is a group we are building for experienced practitioners who provide mentoring (unpaid) and supervision (paid) for other mediators.

Professional Development Training 

Are you looking for more structured training for your professional development? Mediation Institute offers a number of courses for dispute resolution practitioners. 

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  • New Ways For Families Coach Training
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    Property FDR Certificate Course

    $1,200.00 Add to cart
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    Video Meeting Facilitator Course

    $330.00 Add to cart
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    FGC Workshop Participation

    $495.00 Add to cart
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Mediation Institute Member Services

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