CIArb’s Australia Branch is pleased to offer the 2022 Module 3 Award Writing International Arbitration course from September 2022.
Registrations are now closed.
The Module 3 Award Writing International Arbitration course is intended for candidates who have completed the Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) course (or those who have MCIArb membership status) and passed the Module 2 online exemption test (or completed Module 2).
What is the aim of the course?
This module provides candidates with the knowledge required to understand and consider evidence, to weigh it up and analyse submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable Arbitration Award in compliance with UNCITRAL Model Law.
This course focuses on the processes followed by an Arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an Award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analysing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award.
How is the course delivered?
The Module 3 Award Writing course will be delivered by CIArb Australia over a period of three months, with a combination of private study and tutorials.
The schedule for this course is provided to assist candidates in planning their study time. Private study includes reading course materials and undertaking any self-assessment tasks in your own time. Tutorials involve candidates attending virtual classes.
|Materials released to candidates||Thursday, 18 August 2022|
|Private Study:||Thursday, 1 September to Friday, 7 October 2022|
|Tutorial 1:||Saturday, 8 October 2022|
|Private Study:||Sunday, 9 October to Friday, 4 November 2022|
|Tutorial 2:||Saturday, 5 November 2022|
|Private Study:||Sunday, 6 November to Friday, 2 December 2022|
|Tutorial 3:||Saturday, 3 December 2022|
|Examination:||Friday, 9 December 2022|
What are the learning outcomes?
On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to demonstrate sound conceptual, technical and/or practical knowledge of:
- Recognising and evaluating evidence
- The issues that arise from the parties’ submissions
- Being able to create structure and deal with all the issues that arise
- Deciding matters in dispute logically and in accordance with the law
- The skills required to write Awards correctly
- The discursive and operative parts of the Award
- Being able to deal with the parties’ costs and interest of an Award
- Allocating Arbitrator’s fees and expenses
- Demonstrating compliance with the legal and other requirements for an enforceable Award
What is covered within the syllabus
- Basic Concepts and Types of Evidence
- The Burden and Standard of Proof
- Written Evidence and Disclosure of Documents
- Expert Witnesses
- Introduction: The Purpose of the Award
- The Need for Plain Language
- Legal and Substantive Requirements
- Identifying the Issues for Determination
- Reasoning and Decision Making
- Structure of an Award
- The Form of the Award
- Publishing the Award
What are the entry requirements?
In order to register for the course, candidates must have:
- Successfully completed and passed the CIArb Module 1 Law, Practice and Procedure (or the ARM course)
- Successfully completed and passed the CIArb Module 2 Law of Obligations, or
- Been granted an exemption from the CIArb Module 2 Law of Obligations
English Language Competence – CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English it is therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English. Where English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be disadvantaged.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment for this course is by an exam. Stage 1 of the Module 3 exam will be released to candidates by CIArb (London) by email approximately 10 days before the scheduled examination date. Candidates will access Stage 2 of the exam on CIArb’s Virtual Learning Environment, Learn ADR.
Stage 2 will be open for 5 days from the day of the scheduled exam at 12pm noon London time. Candidates will be able to access Stage 2 at any time within these 5 days, however, they will only have a block window of 48 consecutive hours from the moment they first access Stage 2 in which to complete and submit the assessment award back onto LearnADR. The block window of 48 consecutive hours must be completed within the 5-day window.
Who are the Faculty to deliver this course?
The Module 3 Award Writing Course will be delivered by leading Australian Arbitration practitioners.
|Course Director:||Albert Monichino QC C.Arb FCIArb|
|Tutors:||Albert Monichino QC C.Arb FCIArb|
|Caroline Kenny QC C.Arb FCIArb|
|Andrew Jeffries FCIArb|
|Dr Andrew Hanak QC FCIArb|
What is my next step after completing the course?
On successful completion of this course, candidates:
- may schedule a Peer Interview with CIArb’s Membership department
- will be eligible to apply for Fellow grade of CIArb, and take advantage of a range of educational and professional benefits.
What is CIArb’s policy on cancellation of courses?
CIArb reserves the right to cancel or change the date, venue or content of programmes and the names of speakers, lecturers and tutors. Candidates will be provided with adequate notice of any change. If CIArb has to cancel a course, candidates will be provided with a full refund or the opportunity to transfer their registration to the next course. Should a candidate wish to cancel their registration of a course, notification must be sent in writing to email@example.com.
All courses are subject to CIArb Fee Terms and Conditions.
Course Fee and Registration
The course fee per person is AU$3,545 (incl GST), which includes access to CIArb’s virtual learning platform, tutorials, course materials and a centralised exam assessment.
Joining instructions and course materials will be made available approximately two weeks prior to the course commencement date.
Places are strictly limited and registrations will close by the close of business on Friday, 12 August 2022.
To register, candidates will need to have completed the ARM course and email to firstname.lastname@example.org proof that they have passed the Module 2 online exemption test (or completed Module 2).
Upon successful registration and receipt of payment, candidates will receive confirmation they are booked for the course.
For further information, please contact:
Executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited