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FAMILY LAW (FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTITIONERS) REGULATIONS 2008 (SLI NO 183 OF 2008)

- Registered on FRLII: 23 September 2008
- Department:AG
- Description:These Regulations provide the criteria for family dispute resolution practitioners to be accredited and also provide obligations in relation to conducting family dispute resolution work, including issuing certificates.

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Regulations  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  

   PART 2--ACCREDITATION PROCESS

   4.      Family dispute resolution practitioners (Act s 10G)  
   5.      Criteria for accreditation relating to qualifications and competencies  
   6.      Other criterion for accreditation  
   7.      Certified postgraduate awards  
   8.      Certified postgraduate units equivalent to those of the specified or compulsory units of competency of the Vocational Graduate Diploma  
   9.      Application for accreditation  
   10.     Information to be included in application  
   11.     Determination on application  

   PART 3--OBLIGATIONS OF ACCREDITED FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTITIONERS

   12.     Conditions of accreditation  
   13.     Notification of information  
   14.     Education, training and professional development  
   15.     Professional standards  
   16.     Secretary may impose conditions  

   PART 4--SUSPENSION OR CANCELLATION OF ACCREDITATION

   17.     Grounds for suspension or cancellation of accreditation generally  
   18.     Grounds for immediate cancellation of accreditation  
   19.     Notice to show cause  
   20.     Notice of suspension  
   21.     Notice of cancellation  
   22.     Automatic suspension and cancellation  

   PART 5--OFFENCES

   23.     Offences  

   PART 6--REVIEW OF DECISIONS

   24.     Review by AAT  

   PART 7--FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTITIONERS

   25.     Family dispute resolution practitioners -- assessment of family dispute resolution suitability  
   26.     Family dispute resolution practitioner certificates  
   27.     Certificate by family dispute resolution practitioner (Act s 60I (8))  
   28.     Information to be given to parties before family dispute resolution  
   29.     Obligations of family dispute resolution practitioner -- general  
   30.     Obligations of family dispute resolution practitioner -- avoidance of conflicts of interests  

   PART 8--TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

   31.     Transitional arrangements concerning the operation of the Family Law Regulations 1984  


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