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Interrupt the cycle
of generational trauma

Achieve change.

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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


4.65 Star rating by Students

Simone L

Mediator & Admitted Attorney

"It has been very interactive and informative. I was impressed by the extra tools/precedents/marketing information given. It was an A to Z in learning mediation skills and opening up a business."

Melissa D

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."

Eytan N

Mediator & Relationship Coach

"Access to real people behind the scenes who know what they are talking about and care about you as an individual."

Course Outline

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  1. Mediation Basics

  2. Psychology in Mediation

  3. Fundamentals of SA Family Law

  4. Divorce

  5. Parenting Plans (including Substance Abuse)

  6. Section 22 Agreements

  7. Maintenance

  8. Domestic Violence

  9. Advanced Mediation Skills

  10. 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)

Practical component

Course Accreditations

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SA's only Mediation course that covers all compulsory training components

in a single qualification

This is what the training videos look like:

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At the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Successfully Mediate cases in Family Law, including:

    • Divorces

    • Parenting Plans

    • Section 22 Applications

    • Maintenance

  • 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.

Tree Lined Path



Course inquiries

074 118 4847 | 062 598 6344 | 067 334 0444

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