For Mediators:

How to become a Mediator

The Australian Mediation Association strongly supports and is committed to the application and implementation of the Australian National Mediator Standards.

The Association is a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB) under the standards, and acts to maintain and further develop the national mediation accreditation scheme.

Step 1
Complete a training program

You will need to complete a mediator training program meeting the training threshold requirements set out in the NMAS Approval Standards (Part I, Section 2.3).

Read about training we provide to the NMAS

Step 2
Achieve grading in an assessment

On completing a training course, achieve a competent grading in an assessment conducted in accordance with the NMAS Approval Standards (Part I, Section 2.4).

Read about the assessment process

Step 3
Apply To An RMAB

Once you have received notification of your successful assessment, apply to a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB) for accreditation within 6 months. Your RMAB will advise you of additional requirements such as character references and professional indemnity insurance.

The AMA is an RMAB – Read about accreditation

Step 4: Your Name Will Be Added To The National Register

The RMAB that has approved your application for accreditation will enter your name on the National Register. Your accreditation will remain valid for a 2 year period unless you cease to comply with the NMAS. The public can verify your status by searching the

Register of Nationally Accredited Mediators

Mediator Academy

Become a Mediator with the Mediator Training Academy

Train to become an accredited mediator or improve your skills via professional development and supervision opportunities to meet accreditation requirements.

The Australian Mediation Association is proud to partner with the Mediator Training Academy

Online Mediator Qualification Course

Become a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Mediator Training Academy

Successfully completing the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution allows graduates to register with the Australian Attorney General to become a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

This study can be done quickly and online in the comfort of your own home or office throughout Australia.

Becoming a FDR Practitioner


Read more: Learn more about how to become an accredited mediator in Australia on the Mediator Standards Board website.

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