The Fellowship Admission Course (“the Fellowship Course”) is suited to those who wish to act as an arbitrator or wish to gain a further understanding of the law and practice of arbitration.  Successful candidates will qualify to be Fellows of the Association and eligible for admission to the panel of arbitrators from which appointments are made.

The Fellowship Course consists of 2 modules both of which must be passed, together with attendance at the compulsory 2 day workshop, in order to qualify for admission as Fellow of the Association.

Qualification for Enrollment:

Prospective candidates must be an Associate Member and must have successfully completed the Certificate Course.

The consideration to grant Associate membership status to a candidate is in the sole discretion of the Association’s Executive Committee.

Course Structure:

The Fellowship Course consists of 2 modules:

  • Module 3 – Advanced Law of Contract and Delict; and
  • Module 4 – Advanced Law and Practice of Arbitration.

Candidates may enrol to undertake either 1 or both modules to run concurrently.  Module 4 may only be undertaken concurrently with or after completion of Module 3.

Candidates enrol online whereafter they will be furnished with course notes.  The course is mostly self-study based and assignments must be submitted at various prescribed dates.  The assignments will be marked by the designated tutor who will also furnish applicable commentary thereafter.

Course Syllabus:

Module 3
  • Advanced Law of Contract and Delict:  Gives the candidate a more in-depth understanding of the law of contract law and the law of delict.
Module 4
  • Law and Practice of Arbitration (advanced):  Covers the law and practice of arbitration in more detail and includes the principles of the law of evidence, international arbitration practice and the writing of arbitration awards.

Workshops and Seminars:

The Fellowship Course is a correspondence course and, as such, no formal lectures will be presented.  A half-day workshop will however take place in Johannesburg at the beginning of the year and another towards the middle of the year for Module 3 candidates.

Module 4 candidates must attend a compulsory 2-day workshop towards the end of the year.  Non-attendance will result in a candidate not being eligible for consideration of Fellow status, irrespective of passing the examinations.

The course fees include the cost of these workshops but exclude travel costs, which costs are for the candidate’s own expense.


Examinations will be written annually during November.  The Module 3 examination is closed book.  The Module 4 examination consists of 2 papers, both of which are open book.  The examination venues will, subject to demand, be held in the major cities and towns but the Secretariat will communicate this with the candidates closer to the time.


The enrolment fees (inclusive of VAT) are:

  • Module 3: R17 500.00;
  • Module 4: R20 000.00.

The course material will only be made available to the candidate on proof of full payment.


Please download the Brochure and Enrolment Form.

Closing Date for Enrolment:

29 February 2020

Information Booklet:

Please download the Information Booklet (Modules 3 and 4).