Arbitration training

The Professional Certificate in Arbitration is the only University post-graduate program in Australia focusing exclusively on domestic commercial arbitration as a method of dispute resolution, which also offers students a direct pathway to become an accredited arbitrator.

Combining expertise to provide high quality education in the field of arbitration, The Professional Certificate in Arbitration results from a joint venture between the University of Adelaide Law School and the Resolution Institute and is the only course of its kind across Australia and New Zealand.

The online learning delivery format offers flexible study options and is open to students across Australia and New Zealand. The content includes highly practical and experiential components, providing students with a solid understanding of arbitration law and practice and its role as a method of dispute resolution.

The Professional Certificate in Arbitration is run every two years and will be offered again in 2024. The course is currently open to enrolments.

How to apply?

Before you consider applying for this program, please ensure you meet the entry requirements outlined on the University of Adelaide Law School’s website.

You can then apply directly via the law school website.

Program content

The Professional Certificate in Arbitration will provide you with knowledge and a practical understanding of domestic commercial arbitration as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process. The course is designed for completion in one year. It is run over two university semesters.

LAW 7155 - Introduction to Arbitration runs in semester 1 from March to June.
Law 7156 - Advanced Arbitration runs in semester 2 from July to November.

Who is this training for?

  • those interested in gaining skills and knowledge in commercial arbitration in Australia, as a form of dispute determination, to enhance their business and professional knowledge and practices.
  • those in professional practice who are likely to be sought after to provide expert advice and services as Arbitrators.

This postgraduate qualification will be attractive to a diverse range of applicants including: accountants, architects, engineers, doctors, lawyers, surveyors, and professionals involved in the construction, building, finance, insurance, mining and real estate industries.

The Professional Certificate in Arbitration is designed primarily for tertiary graduates, however non-degree applicants will be admitted on the basis of their recognised expertise and success in relevant employment, professional experience, trade or associated qualification.

Become a graded arbitrator

The Professional Certificate in Arbitration meets the educational requirements for a Grade 3 Arbitrator at Resolution Institute.  Students who successfully complete the certificate can apply to enter a grading process at Resolution Institute  to become registered as a Grade 3 Arbitrator and be included on Resolution Institute’s Register of Arbitrators.

Find out more on how to become a graded arbitrator

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Professional Certificate in Arbitration