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Mediation Training

Mediation Training

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Download a summary document on the Training, Assessment and Accreditation process to become a Nationally Accredited Mediator through Mediation Institute

Are you looking for Mediation Training?

Mediation Institute is a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB) approved by the Mediators Standards Board (MSB) to provide mediation training, complaint handling and membership support for National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) Accredited Mediators. If you are looking for quality, accessible and flexible mediation training you’ve come to the right place.

What mediation training do you need to become a mediator?

The standard for mediation training has been set by the Mediators Standards Board and includes a requirement that you participate in 9 role plays with a minimum of 3 as a mediator and then be assessed for competence in a role play assessment. 

You can do all the mediation training you need to do to become NMAS Accredited with Mediation Institute via Video Mediation. This allows us to offer a much more flexible course suitable for people who want to do the necessary mediation training to become NMAS Accredited without giving up 5 days of work to attend a workshop.

 

What is Video Mediation?

Video mediation is the growing approach to providing mediation services and the way that Mediation Institute provides mediation training throughout Australia.
 
The process makes use of online meeting technology to provide dispute resolution services (or in the case of our Mediation Training role plays) without the participants being forced to put up with the inconvenience of travelling to a location to meet in person.
 
That makes our course ideal for busy professionals who only need to block out 2 hours at a time for role plays.
 
Video Mediation saves regional people the expense they would otherwise have to pay to travel and stay in their nearest capital city to attend traditional mediation training in a classroom situation.
 
The other main group of people who do our course apart from people living in regional areas and those who are working full time is parents and other care givers who are stay at home. Not having to organise hours of child care or respite care means that the mediation training required is achievable.
 
Find out more about the Mediation Institute NMAS Mediation Training Course.
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How do you become a Mediator in Australia?

People often ask us how do they become a mediator. It is a multi step process.

Step One: Complete appropriate Mediation Training such as our Mediation Training Course.  

Step Two: Be assessed for competence. The assessment in included in the course fee for the Mediation Institute Mediation Training Course.  

Step Three: Join a Membership Association or other RMAB who can accredit you for NMAS Accreditation like Mediation Institute. It is low cost to join Mediation Institute – our membership fee includes your accreditation fee to become a NMAS Accredited Mediator.

It is as simple as 1 2 3 to become a professional mediator and we will guide you every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do you need to go to law school to be a mediator?

No. Mediators do not provide independent legal advice so having a lawyer as your mediator provides no particular advantage to clients.  In some cases lawyers prefer to refer to other lawyers so there are some advantages that lawyer mediators have in a competitive sense.

That bias can be overcome by effectively marketing and highlighting your expertise and life experience.

What is the average salary of a mediator?

Mediators often work independently and have an hourly fee that covers both their time and their overheads, similar to other professionals. Fees range from about $180 per hour up to two or three thousand a day for barrister mediators. There is no set fee for mediation services.

If you are seeking work as a mediator it is usually with Employee Assistance Programs, Tribunals, Ombudsman and other forms of dispute resolution services. See our jobs board for a sample of mediation work opportunities that we share with out members. https://www.mediationinstitute.edu.au/job-archive/

 

 

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Download a 3 page overview of the Mediation Institute Training, Assessment and Accreditation process to become a Nationally Accredited Mediator under the NMAS Standards.

Education Finance

Education Finance

What is Education Finance?

Education Finance is a type of personal loan which is secured in order to pay for training. It is a bit like getting a loan for a car or a holiday which allows you to get started straight away and pay for the course over a longer period of time.

Mediation Institute offers twelve month (12 months) interest free payment terms to all of our CHC81115 – Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution and instalment options for our shorter courses. You would only need to consider finance if you need longer than a year to pay off your course.

What are the options?

Our registered training organisation partner, Inspiritive, has arranged pre-approval if you are eligible for loans with two providers.

You may also find it worthwhile contacting your bank to see if they are able to assist. Make sure that you consider the interest costs associated with finance when making your decision.

Mediation Institute does not offer VET Student Loans or other higher education loans. These loans also attract interest although payments are not required unless your income is over a certain level and normal lending due diligence provisions do not apply

Harmoney

Inspiritive link to their website – use this link as it ensures that they know that the training you are doing is approved and acceptable for lending.

The interest rate depends on your credit rating and there is a calculator on the landing page that you will go to when you click on the link above.

Lending criteria:

you must be a natural person (that is, not a company, partnership, incorporated society, trust, or other legal entity);

you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen with a valid Australian driver licence or valid Australian passport;
you must be 18 years of age or older when you register; and

you must have an acceptable credit record, as determined by Harmoney at its discretion. Applicants with past insolvencies or bankruptcies will not be considered for loans.

Inspiritive link to their websiteMoneyplace

Inspiritive link to their website – use this link as it ensures that they know that the training you are doing is approved and acceptable for lending.

The interest rate depends on your credit rating and there is a calculator on the landing page that you will go to when you click on the link above.

Lending criteria:

you must be an individual, 18 years or older

you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident 

you must be currently employed and earning over $20,000 per year. You can’t be earning the majority of your income from government benefits although they will lend to self-employed people with adequate proof of income.

you must have an acceptable credit record, as determined by Moneyplace at its discretion. Applicants with any court judgements, writs or past insolvencies or bankruptcies will not be considered for loans. You should not be currently in collections for any existing debts.

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Taking on debt in order to improve your professional qualifications is a serious decision.

If you are intending on working as a FDR Practitioner contact your local services to see what their attitude is to take on new clients.

If you are intending on working independently as a FDR consider your likely fees. There is no set fee for FDR services. Professional fees vary depending on your qualifications and experience.

Interact Support pays contractors $132 per hour including GST (as at January 2019). Working independently you should expect to charge in excess of $250 per hour per person.

Mediation and especially Family Dispute Resolution is a referral business due to our requirement to be impartial and not have a conflict of interest with clients. To establish a professional practice you will need to contact and network with other professionals in your area. On the plus side FDR is currently compulsory for parenting mediation and is likely to be made compulsory for property mediations when the Family Law Review currently underway releases it recommendations and they make their way into the   Family Law Act 1975. 

 

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