This membership category commenced on the 1st July 2019 and is for certified and/or experience qualified Child Inclusive Practitioners.
Eligibility Criteria Apply
Please download the membership application. This must be completed and returned with any additional information and attachments before your membership can be finalised.
You must agree to legal and ethical standards and be certified and/or experience qualified.
New Member Applications Download Here – Mi Practitioner Member Application 2019
Existing Members Download Here – Mi Membership Category Review
Member Benefits Include
- Child Inclusive Practitioner Membership demonstrate that you meet the membership requirements established by Mediation Institute
- Complaint Handling: Membership includes access to our external complaints service that can address complaints made against you in the role of a child inclusive practitioner. You are not required to use our complaint handling service if you are covered by your employer or another association.
- Professional Development: Free and member rates Professional Development opportunities delivered via eLearning and Video Meeting technology including peer group supervision, practice development mastermind and child inclusive practitioner specific professional development.
- Professional Community: Networking opportunities with peers in your industry and other family law system workers such as family dispute resolution practitioners, child contact supervisors and more.
- Professional Profile: Opportunities to develop and share a professional profile as a child inclusive practitioner and be listed on the Mediation Institute Members Map.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am already a Mediation Institute Member. Do I have to pay twice?
No. A member is a member. If you also have qualifications as a NMAS Mediator, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Family Group Conference Facilitator or Child Contact Supervisor your membership will be endorsed to show your other qualifications and that you provide Child Inclusive Practitioner services.
What if I am experienced but not qualified?
We understand that the role has been poorly supported in terms of vocational training. There are some courses available that provide theory and some that provide theory and practice. Others learn on the job without formal qualifications as a CIP. We will review your qualifications and experience before approving membership.
How can I get qualified?
Recognition of Prior Learning – Recognition of prior learning is a process that will allow those who do have current skills and knowledge to participate in an assessment only process to have your skills and knowledge recognised.
The appropriate unit of competence is CHCFAM008 – Work within a child inclusive framework. This is offered as a recognition of prior learning application through Mediation Institute.