Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Offered by RMIT University through Open Universities Australia, the online Negotiation and Dispute Resolution unit equips you to effectively undertake negotiations and dispute resolutions in workplace environments.

Integrating academic with work-based learning in order to address the real issues faced by organisations, this unit provides both theoretical concepts and practical skills for a range of dispute resolution approaches and processes. The skills taught focus on effective communication, negotiation, mediation and litigation, while also considering topics such as conflict escalation and competitive versus cooperative approaches.

On-campus component

This unit has some compulsory on-campus attendance in Melbourne.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must either have successfully completed the following unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit; or enrol in the following unit to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

  • Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be enrolled in the following course:

  • Juris Doctor

Areas of study

In this Negotiation and Dispute Resolution unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to negotiation and dispute resolution the nature of conflict reflective and contemplative practice in law
  • Lawyers as dispute resolution managers dispute resolution in Australia conciliation and arbitration
  • Essential communication skills negotiation (introduction)
  • Negotiation
  • Mediation facilitative evaluative emotion in conflict emotional intelligence lawyers and mediation (cont.)
  • Legal issues in mediation
  • Identity, power, culture and neutrality in ADR transformative and narrative mediation
  • Non-adversarial practice collaborative law lawyer ethics
  • Restorative justice and procedural justice

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Juris Doctor,?RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will equip you with the skills to effectively undertake negotiations and dispute resolutions in workplace environments, addressing real issues faced by organisations through theory and practical skills.

You will gain an advanced, integrated understanding of negotiation and dispute resolution, including a range of dispute resolution options such as mediation, conciliation, arbitration, collaborative law and restorative justice conferences.

This unit will also teach you how to analyse and research complex dispute resolution problems and make reasoned choices amongst alternatives. You will be able to show appropriate and persuasive collaboration and communication skills for legal and non-legal audiences through engagement with communication skill exercises and dispute resolution simulations.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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