Become a mediator

Mediation is a process where people experiencing conflict or problems with another person come together with the help of a mediator and talk about their concerns and find ways to solve their problems.

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What you will learn

You will get professional content from expert trainers in a supportive learning environment.

Training to be a mediator can provide you with practical skills in effective dispute management techniques.

You will learn to do all of the following:

  • understand conflict and how mediation can help
  • develop communication styles to appropriately address conflict
  • understand and deliver the mediation process
  • assess your own mediator performance.

Who can train to be a mediator

While anyone can register to become a mediator, you are encouraged to apply if you have the following skills and attributes:

  • the ability to actively listen
  • a clear and confident communication style
  • the ability to build instant rapport with people from diverse backgrounds
  • patience.

Get training

The Community Justice Centre (CJC) is a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body under the National Mediation Accreditation System. Mediation training is delivered by experienced and nationally accredited mediators.

You can attend training and be assessed for national accreditation with the CJC by participating in a Practical Mediation Skills course and the Accreditation Development and Assessment workshop.

Courses are held in Darwin and Alice Springs throughout the year. You can request training for large groups or in-house training.

How to register for training

The next practical mediation skills course will be held in March 2018.

Read the practical mediation skills course (694.0 kb) outline for more information.

Fill in the training register form (336.7 kb) to secure your place.

If you have questions email cjc@nt.gov.au or call 1800 000 473.

Last updated: 16 February 2018