Become a mediator

Mediation is:

  • recognised as an effective way of resolving disputes and conflicts
  • useful for your workplace, business, home, school, clubs and other organisations
  • a life skill.

Training to be a mediator can also improve your conflict resolution skills. 

What you will learn

You will learn to do all of the following: 

  • recognise your own conflict resolution style
  • develop successful communication strategies
  • help others in negotiation
  • minimise conflict in your own life.

Go to resolving disputes without going to court to find out more information.

What sort of people makes good mediators

You will need to be able to concentrate and be able to think on your feet. 

To be a good mediator, you should have all of the following:

  • excellent communication skills
  • analytical skills
  • patience
  • the ability to remain neutral and impartial.

Getting training

You can train and be assessed to become a national accredited mediator with the Community Justice Centre (CJC)

The CJC is a Recognised Mediation Accreditation Body under the National Mediation Accreditation System. Mediation training is delivered by accredited and experienced Nationally Accredited Mediators.

Most of the mediation courses are held in Darwin or Alice Springs, with courses also held in regional areas if there is enough demand.

CJC can also hold courses in Tennant Creek, Katherine, Lajamanu, Yuendumu, Gunbalanya and on the Tiwi Islands.

Becoming a CJC mediator

To become a mediator at the Community Justice Centre, it is a requirement to be national accredited. For more information about the accreditation system and requirements, visit the Mediator Standards Board website.

The CJC offers video assessments throughout the year for participants who have successfully completed the training assessed at the end of the mediation training.

If you pass you may be invited to join the CJC panel and become an accredited mediator if there are vacancies.

How to apply for training

The next training courses will be held in February 2017.

Get the training and development calendar for the first half of 2017.

CJC 2017 training calendar (125.6 kb)
CJC 2017 training calendar (276.3 kb)

Course application forms will be available in early 2017.

If you have questions or want to apply for training, email or call 1800 000 473.

Last updated: 28 November 2017