Short course

Advanced Training in Arbitration and Adjudication

Develop and apply skills in arbitration and adjudication, taking into account relevant legislation and legal proceedings, specific terminologies and ethics. 


09 October 23 –
13 November 23

About the course

Study arbitration and adjudication and acquire the skills to practice in this field. 

At the completion of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Critically evaluate and apply different statutes and legal precedents in the context of arbitration and adjudication.  
  • Design dispute resolution processes to minimise risks for and to participants in dispute resolution processes in in the context of arbitration and adjudication. 
  • Apply culturally appropriate dispute resolution practices in in the context of arbitration and adjudication, with special emphasis on the implications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

In this course you will learn about historical context of determinative processes, legal and professional standards and key principles of arbitration and adjudication practice. 

Course delivery

This course is delivered online and is worth 5 credits. It is delivered on Monday evenings over five weeks and comprises about 50 hours of learning.

Date and time

9 October - 13 November

Tutorials will take place on Mondays between 6pm-8pm, with a few starting at 5pm.


This course includes two assessments:

  • Online test
  • A case study analysis

More information about these will be provided in the tutorials.



Entry requirements

Open entry. A background in mediation is recommended.

We are part of Te Pūkenga

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.