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

Application process:
1. Print out and complete the application form, then scan your completed form.
2. Email the scan of your completed form to, ensuring that you have also provided, in the form of pdf attachments to your email, all required supporting documents..
3. Deposit/transfer $100 (being two years' MSB fees) into the Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution bank account (BSB 06-3009, Account number 1018 2266). Please remember to include your name in the reference field so that we can identify your payment. .

Note: Your application cannot be forwarded to the Accreditation Sub-Committee for consideration 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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