Master of Dispute Resolution (with specialisations) Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Dispute Resolution (with specialisations)
Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution
Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution GradCertDispResln

Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution GradDipDispResln

Master of Dispute Resolution MDispResln

Master of Dispute Resolution (Business Law) MDispResln(BusLaw)

Master of Dispute Resolution (Employment Relations) MDispResln(EmpRel)

Master of Dispute Resolution (General Management) MDispResln(GenMgt)

Master of Dispute Resolution (Human Services) MDispResln(HumanServ)

Master of Dispute Resolution (Juvenile Studies) MDispResln(JuvStud)

Master of Dispute Resolution (Organisational Coaching and Leadership) MDispResln(OrgCoachLdship)

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution (2301DR)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution (2601DR)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Master of Dispute Resolution (with specialisations) (2701DR)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Dispute Resolution (with specialisations)

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Dispute Resolution (with specialisations)

For entry to the Master of Dispute Resolution applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent). Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution, Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching and Leadership or the Graduate Diploma of Organisational Coaching and Leadership on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Dispute Resolution and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution

Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Dispute Resolution and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution

Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Dispute Resolution and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Dispute Resolution (with specialisations)

Credit will be granted for all subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution and the Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma of Organisational Coaching and Leadership courses will be given guaranteed entry and full credit into the Master of Dispute Resolution

 

Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution

N\A

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution
No special arrangements apply.

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Dispute Resolution (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution

HRM540 Theories of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses

Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution

The Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution consists of four (4) core subjects and four (4) restricted electives.

Core Subjects
HRM540 Theories of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses

Restricted Electives

Choose up to four (4) from the following:
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM512 Values and Conflicts in Organisations
HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
LAW515 Law of Employment
LAW519 Negotiation Skills
LAW540 Australian Law and Legal System
or you may choose one (1) elective from any of the subjects listed under Group B Restricted Electives of the Master of Dispute Resolution or any other level five (5) subject offered by CSU.

Master of Dispute Resolution

The Master of Dispute Resolution consists of four (4) core subjects, four (4) subjects from Group A Restricted Electives and four (4) subjects from Group B Restricted Electives available in various specialisation areas of which up to two (2) subjects may be drawn from any other level five (5) subjects offered by CSU.

Core Subjects
HRM540 Theories of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses

Restricted Electives

Group A Restricted Electives
Choose four (4) from the following:

HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM512 Values and Conflicts in Organisations
HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
LAW515 Law of Employment
LAW519 Negotiation Skills
LAW540 Australian Law and Legal System

Group B Restricted Electives
Complete all four (4) subjects from within same specialisation or choose the remaining four (4) subjects from the subjects listed across all specialisation including up to two (2) level five (5) subjects offered by CSU.

Business Law
Choose any four (4) subjects from the following:
LAW503 Administrative Law
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW505 Taxation 1
LAW515 Law of Employment
LAW523 Finance Law
LAW540 Australian Law and Legal System

Employment Relations
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
INR502 Industrial Relations Systems & Issues
Plus two of the following:
HRM501 Labour Market Studies
INR503 Industrial Relations Practice
INR510 Comparative Labour Relations

Human Services
ETH401 Ethics and Social Welfare
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
HCS409 Social Welfare in Human Services
HCS532 Law for the Human Services

Juvenile Studies
HCS410 Legal Issue in Child and Adolescent Welfare
HCS513 Understanding Children from Adversity
WEL407 Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities
WEL420 Working in Child Protection

General Management
MGT501 Contemporary Management
Plus three of the following:
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT530 International Business
MGT531 Business Ethics*
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance*
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
*Student may choose only one of these subjects

Organisational Coaching and Leadership
XXX51C Level 5 Unspecified Credit (credit only; based on completion of IECL Organisational Coaching Theory to Practice 1 subject)
XXX51C Level 5 Unspecified Credit (credit only; based on completion of IECL Organisational Coaching Theory to Practice 2 subject)
XXX51C Level 5 Unspecified Credit (credit only; based on completion of IECL Principles of Organisational Coaching subject)
XXX51C Level 5 Unspecified Credit (credit only; based on completion of IECL Advanced Coaching Practice subject)
MGT584 Leadership in Teams
(*Up to four subjects to be completed at IECL)

Enrolment Pattern

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution

Suggested enrolment over three session. Students may vary subject to availability of subjects.

Session 1

HRM540 Theories of Conflict Resolution

Session 2

HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution

Session 3

LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods & Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes & Uses

Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution

Due to the flexibility in subject choice there is no specified enrolment pattern. Students are recommended to complete the subjects listed in the Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution before continuing on to elective subjects.

Master of Dispute Resolution

Due to the flexibility in subject choice there is no specified enrolment pattern.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
LAW519 Negotiation Skills

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

Professional accreditation is currently being developed in Australia. There has been no one accrediting body. What has existed are separate accrediting organisations who accredit their own mediators / convenors.

The new National Accreditation Standards Government (eg Community Justice Centres, Legal Aid, Health Conciliation Registry) and private dispute resolution organisations (e.g. LEADR, ACDC, Relationships Australia) are in the process of reviewing their training and assessment in order to upgrade their mediation panel members to the new National Standard. See www.leadr.com.au/Approval standards.pdf; www.leadr.com.au/documents/Practice standards.pdf

Private organisations can now be declared Recognised Mediator Accreditation Bodies (RMABs) who will be able to monitor members, provide or attest to CPD requirements, a complaints scheme and insurance. LEADR, which is a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body, has indicated that they recognise CSU's dispute resolution Graduate Certificate to fulfil the necessary educational requirements in order for graduates to apply to be accredited by LEADR to the National Standard.

Although being accredited to the National Standard is voluntary at the present time, it appears that in reality there will be a flow on effect with practising members being forced to meet the standards in order to be employed in the industry.

Students entering the Master of Dispute Resolution from the Graduate Diploma of Organisational Coaching and Leadership and who have completed the IECL Coach Training Program (ACTP) curriculum accredited by the International Coach Federation (USA) may apply for ICF accreditation.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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