Bond University Faculty of Law offers online Advanced Legal Training to both law and non-law graduates. These short courses are offered online, except those in Dispute Resolution. Some short courses may be articulated into degree programs at the postgraduate level. For lawyers, 1 hour of short course training equals 1 CPD point. If you need technical assistance, please contact us.


Director Institute: Next Generation Directors

A Director Institute and Bond University Collaboration

The Get Board Ready Program will equip aspiring and current board directors with the foundations to best practice boardroom governance. This online program is designed for new and aspiring directors, senior executives, and managers who want to gain knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of boards and directors. The program covers ethics in the boardroom, strategy, risk management, finance and corporate social responsibility. Bond University in collaboration with Director Institute offers essential information, skills and knowledge for next generation directors.


Mediation Course

The Mediation Short Course will equip participants with essential knowledge and skills for mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners. Participants will acquire and apply knowledge and skills about the facilitative model of mediation and the role and function of mediators, support persons and other professionals. Participants will explore and interrogate ethical and professional obligations as they apply to mediators, family dispute resolution practitioners, together with practice in the context of applicable law.

Note: Completion of both the Mediation Short Course and the Mediator Assessment Course, enables participants to apply for National Mediator Accreditation.

Mediator Assessment

The Mediator Assessment Course builds on and consolidates the foundational knowledge and skills acquired in the Mediation Course. This course involves the practical application of knowledge and skills within the context of facilitative mediation through intensive practice with feedback from coaches followed by an assessable mediation simulation. Topics including cross-cultural issues, power, emotion, impartiality, violence, current law, ethics and professionalism will be explored through workshop modules, practical role plays and case studies.

Note: Completion of both the Mediation Course and the Mediator Assessment Course, enables participants to apply for National Mediator Accreditation.

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Training

The practice of family dispute resolution is a specialist area of dispute resolution and is regulated at a national level. Please ensure you read the accreditation page for more information.

This course will introduce participants to the legal implications of practice and develop the necessary skills to practice as a family dispute resolution practitioner. Participants will learn how to support the safety of vulnerable parties, manage responses to domestic, family violence, work with a child-focused approach, and will be able to apply appropriate safety screening measures and effectively conduct family dispute resolution.

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Clinical

This course consolidates family dispute resolution (FDR) knowledge, skills and strategies from previous courses through practical application in complex simulations and clinical practice. Over 30 hours of supervised practice, participants will demonstrate FDR practices necessary to manage a range of challenging scenarios within the context of post-separation parental conflict.

On completion participants must undertake an additional 20 hours of supervised FDR practice. This may be completed through the Bond University FDR Clinic or with another approved FDR supervisor.

A certificate of completion will only be issued on once all 50 hours of FDR supervised practice are complete and a portfolio of work has been assessed as competent.

FDR Training Preparation Course

This online course has been designed to enable those who have National Mediator accreditation (NMAS) training with another provider to enter Family Dispute Resolution training with Bond University. This course will equip participants with knowledge, skills and processes from the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Community Services Training Package CHC81115 that will be further enhanced and developed in the Bond University DRC intensive Family Dispute Resolution training course.

Mediating Property Settlements

In this course, participants will learn about how the Family Court divides property under the Family Law Act 1975 between separated couples. Those couples may be married, in a de facto relationship or same-sex relationships. Participants will learn about the legal context, the mediator’s role, and gain the knowledge and practical skills essential for mediating property and financial matters

A certificate of attendance will be awarded upon completion of the course.


Foundations of Enterprise Law and Governance

This course comprises 6 modules and will introduce participants to the foundations of their legal and ethical obligations as directors and officers: legal rules and ethical principles generally, the Australian legal system and the sources of law in Australia, and the basic rules and doctrines of tort law and contract law.

Commercial Entities Law 

This course comprises 6 modules and will introduce participants to the law regulating enterprises in Australia. Participants will learn about the range of possible business structures including the corporation, the legal process of setting up a corporate structure, and the formal operational obligations of the enterprise.

Ethics and Enterprise Governance

This course comprises 6 modules and will examine the principles and rules regulating ethical enterprise decision making, and the consequences of non-compliance. Participants will learn about the fundamental principles of ethical conduct and governance, the legal duties of directors and officers, and member rights and remedies.

Commercial Law for Enterprises 

This course comprises 6 modules and will examine the laws regulating sales and supply chains, complex contracts, consumer protection and competition as they apply to enterprises, the role of the ACCC and other relevant regulators, and the consequences of non-compliance.


Personal Insolvency Professionals Accreditation Program (PIPAP)

The Faculty of Law has partnered with the Personal Insolvency Professionals Association to offer the first course for Personal Insolvency Professionals. The Personal Insolvency Professionals Accreditation Program (PIPAP) is offered wholly online in modular format. The course will provide students with a clear understanding of the principles, processes, law and practice of personal insolvency, and specifically the responsibilities of Administrators and Trustees under Part IX and Part X of the Bankruptcy Act.

Insolvency Law and Practice (AIIP)

The Faculty of Law has partnered with the Association of Independent Insolvency Practitioners to offer a comprehensive course for those wishing to become Liquidators in the future. The Insolvency Law and Practice (ILP) course is offered wholly online in modular format. The course will provide participants with a clear understanding of the principles, processes, law and practice of corporate and personal insolvency, and specifically, the responsibilities of Liquidators.


Foundations of Legal Education

Foundations of Legal Education is a suite of six online modules focusing on the principles of best practice, history and context of legal education in Australia. It includes an introduction to critical perspectives on legal education and the need for legal education reform in the context of widespread disruption within the legal services sector. The modules commence the development of the participant’s skills in contemporary curriculum and assessment design, and support them in identifying and articulating their philosophy of teaching. Each module includes short videos, study notes, interactive exercises and recommended readings. The first five modules conclude with an online test, and the sixth module requires the submission of a teaching philosophy statement. Some familiarity with the teaching and practice of law in Australia is assumed, but it is anticipated that most participants will not be familiar with educational scholarship and theory.


Global Sports Law and Governance

This course has been designed to take into account the current and emerging issues in global sport and has been designed to deliver a practical and relevant learning experience. Developed for professionals involved in sports management, the sports industry and legal practitioners interested in sports law, this course will provide an understanding of the key concepts, emerging issues in sports and more. The course is self-paced and designed to provide participants with the flexibility to choose one or more of the six modules.

National High School Mooting Competition

The Bond University Faculty of Law conducts one of Australia’s oldest high school mooting competitions. The national competition brings together schools from every state and territory who battle it out in front of real judges, barristers and members of the legal profession and academe. For further information on the competition click here.