You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate as a family dispute resolution (FDR) practitioner. An FDR practitioner is an independent person who helps people affected by separation or divorce to resolve their parenting disputes.
The law requires separating families who have a dispute about children, or are seeking changes to an existing parenting order, to make a genuine effort to try to sort it out through FDR before filing an application for parenting orders in a family law court. Unless an exemption applies, such as cases involving family violence, child abuse or urgency, they will need to file a Section 60I Certificate issued by an accredited FDR practitioner.
To operate as, and be called a FDR practitioner, you must meet the accreditation standards, which includes having been assessed as competent in units that involve screening and assessing families for family violence and child abuse.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.