CSU’s Master of Dispute Resolution provides students with an understanding of the causes of conflict and the availability and suitability of various methods of dispute prevention and resolution. Students learn the principles and skills of mediation and conflict management and will be able to apply these skills in public and private disputes.
Master of Dispute Resolution
Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution GradDipDispResln
Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution GradCertDispResln
About the course
The Dispute Resolution program is designed for people engaged in a wide range of business professions, public service, human services and voluntary occupations who desire a knowledge of theories of conflict and methods of conflict resolution.
The knowledge of the theory, methods and skills of dispute resolution, together with the processes of negotiation and mediation, will equip students to resolve disputes in a broad range of commercial and non-commercial careers and occupations.
The Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution consists of four prescribed subjects and provides graduates with an understanding of the causes of conflict and the availability and suitability of various methods of dispute prevention and resolution and their differing results. Graduates will also learn the skills and ethics of conflict resolution and be able to apply them to mediation processes in different settings.
The Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution consists of eight prescribed subjects. The aim of the course is to provide graduates with further depth in legal studies and in understanding violence in society as well as giving an appreciation of additional methods of resolution of differences which cause conflict in a variety of settings, including restorative justice. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution will receive credit for all four subjects studied.
The Master of Dispute Resolution consists of 12 subjects. The aim of this course is to provide a framework of specialist areas so that graduates will have knowledge and understanding of causes of conflict and process of dispute resolution applicable to their workplace settings. Students receive credit for studies completed in the Graduate Certificate and/or Graduate Diploma or equivalent studies.
In addition to the articulated program, students of the Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution, students may apply for credit towards Charles Sturt University’s MBA, Master of Human Resource Management or the Master of Business.
There is a compulsory three-day residential school for LAW517.
Students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (four subjects) to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution.
Students will graduate from the Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution on completion of 64 points (eight subjects).
To graduate from the Master of Dispute Resolution, students must successfully complete 96 points.