Interrupt the cycle
of generational trauma
New Legislation: Family Dispute Resolution Bill
The SA Law Reform Commission is drafting new legislation to make mediation mandatory for all family law cases. The Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Matters Bill intends to remove litigation as the default mechanism for settling divorces, parenting plans, maintenance disputes, etc.
Of the 31,000 practicing attorneys in SA, fewer than 3% have been trained as mediators and fewer still comply with the NABFAM standards. This represents a clear opportunity for legal professionals, social workers, psychologists, counsellors and other professionals to establish their private mediation practices.
No waiting for training dates.
Study anywhere, at your own pace, on anything with a screen.
"As mediators, we intervene in the pattern of generational trauma during family separations, offering every member of the family the opportunity of a fresh start."
Monica Supra, Co-Founder
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Mediator & Admitted Attorney
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Mediator & Psychologist
"Truly quality training; loved the entire structure of the course... Also, thank you for always being available to provide assistance. I had a really good academic experience with Mediation Academy...will strongly recommend this course to my colleagues and peers."
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"Access to real people behind the scenes who know what they are talking about and care about you as an individual."
Psychology in Mediation
Fundamentals of SA Family Law
Parenting Plans (including Substance Abuse)
Section 22 Agreements
Advanced Mediation Skills
Mediation as a Business
16-hour Live Role-plays
Modules available as Short Courses
Compulsory Foundation Training for SA mediators
Family Law Mediation Course
(includes all 10 modules as well as 16 hours of live role-plays)
Family Law Mediation Course
(includes all 10 modules)
SA's only Mediation course that covers all compulsory training components
in a single qualification
This is what the training videos look like:
At the end of the course you'll be able to:
Successfully Mediate cases in Family Law, including:
Section 22 Applications
Apply the correct mediation model to different situations
Design Child Contact Schedules based on international best practices
Navigate court processes and structures
Apply business tools to starting your mediation practice
Engage the accreditation process with SAAM or the ADR International Register and request supervision. Post-accreditation, you can work as a mediator in SA or internationally.
Who can become a Mediator?
Your 3-year degree or diploma unlocks a career or side-business in Family Law Mediation. Appropriate experience can provide an alternative route.
Launch your Practice
Act now to start your Mediation practice as early as Jan/Feb 2024 and enter the workforce, or expand your existing practice.
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