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Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Overview

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to deal with conflicts ranging from small individual disagreements to large scale, international and multi-party disputes.

The Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution program will see you undertake detailed studies in conflict resolution, including training in practical skills and a range of key conflict resolution processes, such as dialogue and mediation.

You'll draw on current practices as you learn to deal with everything from small individual disputes to large-scale, international and multi-party conflicts. You can choose from courses such as Mediation, Conflict Resolution, The Politics and Power of Nonviolence, Peace-building, and Gender, Peace and Security in Global and Local Perspective.

The multidisciplinary nature of conflict resolution is reflected in this half-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program, which sees students come from disciplines including political science and international studies, law, medicine, business, social science, education and the arts.

As a graduate, you may work directly in the field of conflict resolution, in international peace-building efforts, in private practice as a mediator, or as a mediator or conciliator for a variety of government or private sector organisations.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
5454
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$15152 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
5454
CRICOS Code
062633J
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Develop your capacity to negotiate, mediate, manage and resolve issues in a wide range of settings.
  • Use the program to complete the requirements for national accreditation as a mediator.
  • Choose to articulate into UQ’s suite of masters programs in peace and conflict studies or international relations.

1 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019

85 in the world for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Peacebuilding
  • The politics and power of nonviolence
  • Gender, peace and security in global and local perspective

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Mediator
  • Peacekeeping official
  • Community support officer
  • Crisis management adviser
  • Family dispute resolution practitioner
  • Complaints and disputes manager
  • Chief compliance officer

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or

Have completed post-secondary study and have relevant work experience in a related discipline approved by the executive dean.

Unless otherwise stated, the minimum amount of relevant work experience is 2 years full-time equivalent (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references). Relevant professional experience may include work experience in the planning, research, management, implementation or evaluation of domestic or international peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, transitional justice and cognate efforts to manage conflict or facilitate peace. Work may be undertaken with community organisations, non-governmental organisations, government agencies, or other cognate organisations. The work experience should demonstrate computer literacy, research and writing skills, and ability to work collaboratively.

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or

Have completed post-secondary study and have relevant work experience in a related discipline approved by the executive dean.

Unless otherwise stated, the minimum amount of relevant work experience is 2 years full-time equivalent (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references). Relevant professional experience may include work experience in the planning, research, management, implementation or evaluation of domestic or international peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, transitional justice and cognate efforts to manage conflict or facilitate peace. Work may be undertaken with community organisations, non-governmental organisations, government agencies, or other cognate organisations. The work experience should demonstrate computer literacy, research and writing skills, and ability to work collaboratively.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

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Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $15,152

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

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Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $11,200

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program. The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit