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EDUCATION – GENERAL

Introduction:

The Association offers correspondence courses to new and existing members.

By registering with the Association you will become an Associate Member and join a group of professionals who consider arbitration as a positive alternative procedure for the settling of disputes.  This group of professionals include a network of legal practitioners, (i.e. attorneys, advocates and other legally qualified persons), members of the construction industry (i.e. architects, quantity surveyors, claims consultants, engineers and project managers) and other business persons (e.g. accountants).

There are courses beckoning to be undertaken, which courses can elevate members from Associates to, inter alia, Fellowship membership status and/or enhance a member’s educational background in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  The courses are:

  • Accelerated Arbitration Course for Advocates and Attorneys;
  • Certificate Course in Arbitration;
  • Fellowship Admission Course;
  • Specialisation in Construction Law;
  • Mediation.

General Information:

The courses run annually from February to early December.

The courses are presented under the auspices of the Association’s Tutors’ Committee, under the direction of the Course Director, Adv Donald Joubert, duly assisted by senior qualified arbitrators, all of whom are Fellows and act as tutors in the different courses’ modules.

Language:

All the course notes and examination papers are in English.

Payment:

Payment for the courses must be made in advance, on receipt of which documentation will be emailed.  Contact between students and the Association will be addressed to Mandisa, the Course and Member Manager, at coursecoordinator@arbitrators.co.za.

Exemptions:

In exceptional cases candidates, who possess appropriate qualifications and/or experience, may, on application, be granted exemption from one or more of the prescribed modules.

EDUCATION – CORRESPONDENCE COURSES

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2020 Arbitration Training

In an effort to provide some financial relief to our individual and corporate members in the current economic climate, the Association has formulated the following policies for the duration of 2021:

  • For individual members, there will be no entry fee, subscription fee or enrolment fee increases.
  • For all entry fees, subscription fees and course enrolment fees to be paid on behalf of members by corporate/juristic entities, the following discounts will apply:
    • A 5% discount if two employees/members/partners or the like apply for membership and/or enrol for courses.
    • A 10% discount if three employees/members/partners or the like apply for membership and/or enrol for courses.
    • A 15% discount if four employees/members/partners or the like apply for membership and/or enrol for courses.
    • A 20% discount if five to nine employees/members/partners or the like apply for membership and/or enrol for courses.
    • A 25% discount if more than ten employees/members/partners or the like apply for membership and/or enrol for courses.

Please note that the Association’s Company Rules prescribe that only natural persons may be accepted as members.  The responsibility to ensure timeous payment of all fees remains that of individual members, irrespective of who effects such payment on behalf of a member.

You are cordially invited to make use of this offer.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Learn more about the Association’s Financial Assistance for educational training here.


EDUCATION – INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED MEDIATION COURSES

Learn more about the Association’s partnership with the Society of Mediators, London, and how you can be trained as an internationally accredited mediator here.