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Certificate of Family Law


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Would you like to acquire the knowledge and skills required to work in a variety of challenging roles in the family law sector? If so, this online professional development program is perfect for you.

The Certificate of Family Law covers the theories, laws, doctrines and issues involved with the Family Law Act. This unique online family law course will also prepare you for roles such as a family law clerk, government clerk or legal aide assistance roles. More importantly, this course is also valuable for those individuals who are currently in the process of obtaining settlement or require mediation.

Whether you are moving into entry-level roles in the family law sector or wish to expand upon your existing knowledge, this online family law course will allow you to develop your career or give you the ability to navigate your personal challenges within family law with confidence.

Course Structure

Unit: Family Law

  • Family law legislation
  • Family Law Act
  • Family Court System
  • Federal Government
  • State and Territory Government
  • Local Government
  • Agencies
  • Family Court
  • Court events
  • Parenting arrangements
  • Resolution events
  • The Case Assessment Conference
  • Assessment
  • Negotiation
  • The Procedural Hearing
  • Confidentiality
  • Attendance
  • Alternative pathways
  • Preparation
  • Preparing for a Case Assessment Conference
  • Family Law Rules
  • Financial Cases
  • Duty of Disclosure
  • The Procedural Hearing
  • Child dispute resolution
  • Children
  • The Conciliation Conference
  • Checklist for a Conciliation Conference
  • Determination events
  • Less Adversarial Trials
  • Family violence
  • Legal representation
  • Evidence
  • Family report
  • Interim hearings
  • Child-related issues
  • Decision making
  • Financial and other non child-related proceedings
  • Preparing for a trial
  • The Family Report
  • Compliance Certificate
  • Non-compliance
  • Pre-Trial Conference
  • Orders
  • Listing
  • The Trial
  • Adjournment
  • Affidavit
  • Alternatives to court
  • Divorce
  • Custody and property issues
  • Divorce Process
  • Property Settlements
  • Consent orders
  • Child Arrangements
  • Parenting Plan
  • Application for a parenting order
  • Appeals


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
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  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.



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Professional Development For:

  • Family Law clerk
  • Government Clerk
  • Legal Aid Assistance Roles
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only