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Certificate IV in mediation (CHC42308)



This nationally recognised course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a professional mediator.

Mediation is the process of assisting two or more people to come to an agreement about difficult and complex matters through a process of negotiation. Mediation can help couples, families, workplaces and communities who are in conflict.

There is currently a high demand for skilled, trained mediators due to changes in Family Law. The Law now requires all couples who intend to go to court over child access to undergo compulsory mediation.

Indigenous focus

This course has been developed with feedback from rural and remote Indigenous communities, and course content has been contextualised to give participants a broad range of skills and knowledge to work in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations. The course includes opportunities to practice real skills, work in groups, and share stories and learning experiences.

This qualification has been widely used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers to supplement their qualifications in primary health care.

ABSTUDY information

Indigenous students are eligible to receive ABSTUDY benefits for the duration of this course. These benefits may include funds for accommodation, meals, and travel to Townsville, as well as an income-dependent fortnightly allowance.

This course is delivered in mixed-mode block training, consisting of two lots of five-day training and one lot of three-day training spread over several months.


Community Training Australia
Level 3, 334 Flinders Street
Townsville QLD 4810
Ph: (07) 4772 4103
Fax: (07) 4771 2083


Last updated: 23 November 2011
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