- Introduction to Negotiation and Dispute Resolution; The Nature of Conflict
- Dispute Resolution in Australia and the ADR Spectrum
- Essential Communication Skills
- Mediation (Facilitative and Evaluative); Emotion in Conflict
- Mediation; Lawyers and Mediation
- Legal Issues
- Transformative Mediation; Neutrality, Power and Culture
- Dispute Resolution Ethics
- Assignment 1 - Take home Exam (45%)
- Assignment 2 - Journal (45%)
- Assignment 3 - Online Discussion Board (10%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
No special requirements
This subject provides a theoretical and practical introduction to various dispute resolution processes. It will provide an introduction to the principles of dispute management and resolution used by lawyers, with particular emphasis on negotiation, mediation and litigation. Issues, such as communication techniques, conflict escalation, competitive versus cooperative approaches, and non-adversarial practice will be discussed. The degree assists in the development of reflective practice and self-management.
This subject includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.