Queensland Law Society

National mediator standards

On 1 January 2008, Australian National Mediator Standards were introduced. These Standards were designed to apply to all types of mediation and have been drafted in wide and general terms. They were revised in 2015. As from 1 July 2015 there are two types of Standards:

  • The Practice Standards — govern the relationship of the mediator with the mediation parties and specify practice and competency requirements for mediators and inform parties of what they can expect of the mediation process.
  • The Approval Standards — apply to any mediator who seeks to be accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation system. They define the minimum qualifications and training requirements for mediators and assist parties to understand what qualifications and competencies to expect of mediators.
  • For a list of Nationally Accredited Mediators or information on National Accreditation, contact Records and Member Services at records@qls.com.au or 1300 367 757