VADR Mediator Accreditation


As a Recognised Mediation Accreditation Body (RMAB) in accordance with the Australian National Mediator Standards, VADR is able to offer Mediator Accreditation to members who meet these national standards. Please note that members who are Accredited Mediators with other RMAB organisations are automatically eligible for Accreditation as a mediator with VADR. The Mediator Standards Board has set a fee of $100 for accreditation, which must be renewed every two years. The application forms are available via the links below.

*** NMAS Approval and Practice Standards 1 July 2015 ***
These standards need to be read thoroughly before applying for national accreditation.Click here to download a PDF file of the NMAS Approval and Practice Standards 1 July 2015.


It is your responsibility to ensure that applications for reaccreditation are submitted in a timely manner. As long as the MSB has your correct email address, you should be notified 60 days before your accreditation expires, giving you plenty of time to lodge your reaccreditation application. The task of assessing and approving applications is performed by volunteers, who have other jobs. If you do not submit your application in plenty of time, your reaccreditation may be delayed until after the renewal date.

Click here to download an Accreditation Application form to be completed, scanned and emailed to VADR

Click here to download a Reaccreditation Application form to be completed, scanned and emailed to VADR


1. Print out and complete the application form, then scan the completed form. 

2. Ensure that you have all the required supporting documents. 

For accreditation applications, this means: the certificate from your mediation course; proof that you have had a 90-minute mediation video assessed as satisfactory (either as part of your mediation course or separately); two written character references from people who have known you for at least three years; a copy of your CV; and proof that your mediation work is covered by appropriate public indemnity insurance (either through your employer or under a private insurance policy). 

For reaccreditation applications, this means: documentation of 25 hours of CPD and 25 hours of mediation in the two years since your last accreditation, and proof that your mediation work is covered by appropriate public indemnity insurance (either through your employer or under a private insurance policy). 

3. Scan the supporting documents. 

4. Pay your $100 MSB fee into the following account: 

Account Name: Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution
BSB Code: 063-009
Account Number: 1018-2266
Remember to put your name in the reference field so we can identify your payment. 

5. Email the application form and supporting documents as pdf attachments to Include a copy of the transfer confirmation advice/deposit receipt from your MSB fee payment. 

Note: Assessment of your application cannot commence until all of the above steps have been fully completed. 

Institutions offering training and courses recognised by VADR for the purposes of Mediator Accreditation:
(This list is not exhaustive; other courses will be considered by the Association)

Bond University
Latrobe University
Mediation Institute
Monash University
Relationships Australia
Resolution Institute



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