Online Member Induction Program

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Date(s) - Monday, 14 February 2022 - Friday, 15 April 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Council of Australasian Tribunals will continue to offer its 1 on-line induction program designed for recently appointed Tribunal members in 2022. Please register your EOI for the next course commencing 14 February – 15 April 2022 (9 weeks). Note that these dates are not yet confirmed and only indicative; daily times are for the purpose of the event program and hours spent on the program are at your discretion as long as they meet the requirements.

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.

Content 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 five to six hour hours per week (please disregard 9am-5pm times in event schedule) 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.

Please note it is expected that each participant will contribute to the online activities each week. Where a participant has been nominated, and their program fee paid by their Tribunal, at the conclusion of the program COAT will usually confirm active participation directly to that Tribunal.

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 August flyer as an indicative course outline.

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


Your place will be confirmed closer to the date.

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