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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

This unit provides an overview of family law and has been designed specifically for family and child mediators. It assumes no prior legal training or knowledge of law, but does assume some basic understanding of governmental and political processes. It provides an introduction to legal process and legal research and an overview of the Family Law Act 1975. Topics include the four key practice areas for family and child mediators, namely, children's matters, property, maintenance and family violence. In addition to the substantive law there is a brief overview of legal procedures under the Family Law Act 1975.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorLee Ann Basser

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjects L5FLM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Current enrolment in Graduate Diploma in Family Law Mediation. Subject to sufficent enrolments.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFamily Law in Australia: Principles and PracticeRecommendedT. AltobelliFEDERATION PRESS, 2003

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