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National mediator re-accreditation

National mediator accreditation is valid for a period of 2 years. After this time, you can apply for re-accreditation through the Dispute Resolution Branch (DRB) if you meet the following conditions.

Eligibility

To qualify for re-accreditation through the DRB, you must:

  • either be appointed as a mediator under the Dispute Resolution Centres Act 1990 or be an employed mediatior/conciliator of the Justice Services Department (JSD), Queensland Government
  • and

  • meet the accreditation requirements under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards.

What you will need

To complete your application form, you will need to provide evidence of:

  • having conducted at least 25 hours of mediation, co-mediation or conciliation during your 2-year accreditation period (or at least 10 hours under special circumstances)
  • having completed at least 25 hours of professional development during your 2-year accreditation period (find out what activites are accepted as professional development)
  • if you mediate outside the DRB or the JSD
    • your mediation-related insurance, statutory indemnity or employee status.
    • and

    • your mediation-related professional memberships or affiliations (e.g. LEADR or Australian Mediation Assocation).

Evidence of mediation, co-mediation or conciliation

To complete your application, you will need to enter details of the mediation, co-mediation or conciliation hours you have conducted with the DRB, or elsewhere. You cannot complete this application unless you have a record of your mediation hours.

If you have not kept records of the hours you have conducted with the DRB, your DRB coordinator may be able to provide a report of your hours to help you complete your application. You need to get this report before you complete this application.

Evidence of professional development

To complete your application, you will need to enter details of your professional development including the types of activities, dates and number of hours completed. Professional development activities must be related to the competencies in the Practice Standards and Approval Standards.

View the activities that are accepted as evidence of professional development.

Read the National Mediator Accreditation Standards for more information on how to meet the requirements for re-accreditation.

Fee

The fee for 2 years’ re-accreditation is $100.

Receipts and Tax Invoices

Receipts are automatically generated after you make your online payment.

If you need a Tax Invoice, you must select this option on the payment form.

What happens next

We will assess your application and if you are successful, you will receive your accreditation certificate. If you are not successful, you will receive a letter explaining the reasons why your re-accreditation was refused. If you disagree with the decision, you can write to us setting out the reasons why you disagree. The Executive Manager, DRB, will consider your reasons and make the final decision on your application.

Last updated
2 November 2017
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