By Julia Brierly Collaborative Coach and Principal Sydney Dispute Resolution Pty Ltd Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice (ICP) is gaining…
All Applicants must submit a copy of their Practising Certificate together with details of the ICP training course completed.
All Applicants must submit a copy of their degree or current CFP certification or if on an education pathway, a summary of education results to date together with details of the ICP training course completed.
Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc offers a dual-level membership to ensure members participating in Collaborative matters as a Collaborative Coach in NSW are qualified to conduct matters in a safe, ethical and effective manner.
Applicants who meet the Eligibility criteria in ‘(1)’ below may apply to join CPNSW as a ‘CPNSW Coach Practitioner’. CPNSW Coaches are assumed to have the qualifications, skills and and experience to conduct Collaborative matters as a Collaborative Coach in NSW.
Applicants who meet the Eligibility criteria in ‘(2)’ may apply to join CPNSW as an ‘Associate Coach’ until such time as they meet the criteria for a CPNSW Coach practitioner.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Membership criteria for CPNSW Coaches is self-assessed. In applying for membership as a CPNSW Coach Practitioner or Associate Coach, applicants agree that they meet the requisite criteria as outlined in (1.1-1.3) for Coach Practitioner or (2.1-2.2) for Associate Coach. Applicants may be asked to provide evidence of qualifications and experience, including current registration as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner or accreditation as an NMAS mediator.
Applicants who fulfil the following criteria are eligible to join CPNSW as a CPNSW Coach Practitioner and qualified to conduct Collaborative matters as a Collaborative Coach in NSW:
Applicants who have less than 300 hours experience working as a registered FDRP or NMAS accredited mediator and who fulfil the following criteria may join CPNSW as an Associate Coach. Associate Coaches may attend CPNSW events, professional training, peer supervision and social events. They may be eligible for mentoring and/or supervision on their first cases.
CPNSW makes the following recommendations for new Coach practitioners:
An applicant may be accepted as CPNSW Coach Practitioner or Associate Coach, at the discretion of the CPNSW Board, if the applicant can demonstrate equivalent qualifications and skills (e.g. overseas qualifications), and provided the applicant can demonstrate significant experience working in the relevant field (e.g. Family Law or Wills and Estates). Please note, current registration as an FDRP is required to conduct Collaborative Family Law matters, as Coaches must have authority to issue Section 60I certificates.
All Applicants must submit a copy of their registration/accreditation together with details of the ICP training course completed.
Annual Membership Fee of $300.00 which includes membership of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals (AACP).
If you’re ready to apply for membership, you can begin the process by visiting our membership page:
Or, if you’d like to find out more, please get in touch.