Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Courses

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What does a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner do?

A Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner works with families dealing with conflict. You’ll support people to work through issues relating to parenting, property or finance and you may help them avoid the court system by assisting them to come to their own arrangement. A Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner helps identify the issues involved and supports parties to communicate their concerns and come to a decision that’s suitable for all involved.

A Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner needs to be understanding and empathetic. You’ll have to be an excellent listener and be able to communicate with a wide range of people. Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners must be supportive and have a strong understanding of family law issues.

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

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How much does a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner earn?

In Australia, a full time Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner generally earns $1,920 per week ($99,840 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner?

The number of people working in this industry has remained steady over the last five years. There are currently 1,400 people working as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner in Australia. People in this job role may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner?

If you’d like to work as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner start by enrolling in a Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution. This qualification usually takes 12 months to complete and covers topics such as family law, ethical standards, child protection and domestic and family violence.

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