Courses

Certificate IV in Mediation

Become an expert in negotiation and dispute resolution. Mediation is the art of negotiation, resolving disputes as a preventative law measure. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Mediation will set you up for a career in mediation or enable you to add mediation as a skill set to your existing career.

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The sector is looking for you

Demand for mediators continues to grow as law courts seek to minimise litigious court actions and divert parties to mediation.

Acquire a valuable skill sought after in a range of industries

If you work in an industry such as building, youth work or human resources, the Certificate IV in Mediation can help you become an accredited facilitator on top of your existing qualifications.

Industry connections and resources

You’ll learn from experienced teachers with practical experience in the art of mediation and the industries to which it applies.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified to work in a range of roles and industries:

  • government departments
  • legal firms
  • indigenous connection worker
  • indigenous family consultant
  • mediation case worker
  • mediation worker
  • mediator
  • specialist mediation worker

Assessment

Assessment may include classroom testing, assignments, written reflections, and role-playing.

Local Students

Code

CHC42312

VTAC Code

Preston 6900610034

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Business Management and Finance
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: available
students can work part-time through selection of units on the timetable.

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including classroom testing, assignments, written reflections, and role plays.

Materials

Materials will be provided in the classroom. You’ll be advised of any prescribed textbooks at the time of enrolment.

Entrance Requirements

VCE or mature age (persons who have been out of school for 12 months). For more information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Career Pathways

The demand for skilled mediators is fast-growing and you will be able to use this qualification across a range of industries.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • April
  • July
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
CHCCOM403A USE TARGETED COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS 55
CHCCS400C WORK WITHIN A RELEVANT ETHICAL ND LEGAL FRAMEWORK 50
CHCCS401C FACILITATE RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR 40
CHCLD514B ANALYSE IMPACTS OF SOCIOLOGICAL FACTORS ON CLIENTS IN COMMUNITY WORK AND SERVICES 100
CHCMED411B CONDUCT A SOUND ASSESSMENT OF A DISPUTE IN PREPARATION FOR MEDIATION 50
CHCMED412B GATHER AND CLARIFY INFORMATION FOR THE MEDIATION PROCESS 50
CHCMED413B MANAGE COMMUNICATION PROCESSES TO DEFINE THE DISPUTE 50
CHCMED414A FACILITATE MEDIATION PROCESSES 70
CHCMED415A FACILITATE INTERACTION BETWEEN PARTIES IN MEDIATION 50
CHCMED416C CONSOLIDATE AND CONCLUDE THE MEDIATION PROCESS 50
CHCMED417B REFLECT AND IMPROVE UPON PROFESSIONAL MEDIATION PRACTICE 70
CHCORG405E MAINTAIN AN EFFECTIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT 50
HLTHIR403C WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH CULTURALLY DIVERSE CLIENTS AND CO-WORKERS 20
HLTHIR404D WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE 20
HLTWHS300A CONTRIBUTE TO WHS PROCESSES 20

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.