Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners

Remember that one of the conditions of your accreditation is that you keep the Attorney Generals Department up to date with:

  • your contact details, including place of employment,
  • email and
  • telephone details.

Place of Employment

One of our members recently received an email from the AG’s department who had been notified by their new employer that they were now working with them. The AG’s emailed to remind the FDRP that they have to let the AG’s Department know if their employment changes.

If you start working or contracting with a FDR service make sure that you send an email to the Practitioners Registration Department of the Australian Attorney Generals Department.

The other obligations include;

A suitable complaint’s mechanism

If you have recently joined Mediation Institute we will have prompted you to let the AG’s department know that Mediation Institute is your approved external complaints mechanism that can be used by your clients.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

If you have changed your insurer you must let the Attorney Generals know who you are insured with.

Professional Development Requirements

Remember that as well as your 25 hours of professional development with your NMAS Accreditation (if you are a NMAS Mediator) you also have to undertake at least 24 hours of professional development activities for every two years of accreditation.

You should have a good overlap between your NMAS and FDR requirements and if you engage with our professional development activities you will easily exceed these requirements.

  • Check out our events calendar for regular and special event webinars.
  • Offer to host a webinar on a suitable topic (3 hours of CPD for a 1 hour webinar to allow for preparation)
  • Participate as a role player, co-mediator or mentor in a student role play (contact us for access to the role play scheduler)

Ceasing practice and other changes

Keep this department up to date if you cease to practice as an FDR practitioner and anything else relevant to your accreditation.

Read this – https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Families/FamilyDisputeResolution/Pages/Foraccreditedfamilydisputeresolutionpractitioners.aspx

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