Online Member Induction Program

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Date(s) - Monday, 15 February 2021 - Friday, 16 April 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Council of Australasian Tribunals is again offering its on-line interactive training program designed for recently appointed Tribunal members, 15 February – 16 April 2021 (9 weeks)

Led by the Honourable Mr Alan Wilson QC, former Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland and inaugural President of QCAT, Sandy Horneman-Wren, Judge of the District Court of Queensland and Deputy President QCAT 2012 to 2015 and Ms Anina Johnson, Deputy President, Mental Health Tribunal since 2012.

The program will offer practical guidance on carrying out the challenging role of Tribunal member.

It is advised that participants have at least 6 months experience in the role of Tribunal member prior to commencing the program.

includes :                                                 

  • the role of a tribunal member
  • conducting a hearing, including dealing with self-represented applicants
  • fact finding and assessing evidence
  • decision writing and decision making
  • the rules of procedural fairness.

Program benefits
Participants will be able to:

  • participate in online discussions in a collegiate and supportive environment
  • obtain practical guidance from experienced Tribunal members
  • access online resources, including videos featuring experienced Tribunal members discussing a range of topics, from decision writing to conducting hearings
  • access the program when and wherever suits
  • access the program via smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computers – both Mac & PC friendly.

Participant commitment
Participants will need to devote at least four hours per week to the program: reading resources, responding to module activities and engaging with other participants and the experts by contributing thoughts and ideas to the online forums. The success of this program and the benefits gained are very much dependent on each participant contributing and engaging with others.

We currently have a number of expressions of interest with a maximum of 20 participants, so please advise your expression of interest if you wish to be considered in the next intake, or a future course. Please click here for the flyer.

Cost: $595.00 plus 10% GST ($ 654.50 inclusive of GST) to be paid prior to the commencement of the program.


Ticket Type Spaces
Expression of Interest Booking
Please note your expression of interest and we will confirm in due course. Payment will be arranged after confirmation.
Expression of Interest Ticket
We will contact you to confirm your place and arrange payment.

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