2021 Module 3 Award Writing International Arbitration

  • Tutorial 1
    October 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tutorial 2
    November 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tutorial 3
    December 4, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

CIArb’s Australia Branch is pleased to offer the 2021 Module 3 Award Writing International Arbitration course from August 2021.

Registrations are now open.

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?

Module 3 Award Writing 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, 19 August 2021
Private Study: Thursday, 2 September to Friday, 8 October 2021
Tutorial 1: Saturday, 9 October 2021
Private Study: Sunday, 10 October to Friday, 5 November 2021
Tutorial 2: Saturday, 6 November 2021
Private Study: Sunday, 7 November to Friday, 3 December 2021
Tutorial 3: Saturday, 4 December 2021
Examination: Friday, 10 December 2021

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
  • Hearsay
  • Privilege
  • Written Evidence and Disclosure of Documents
  • Witnesses
  • 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:

  • Have successfully completed and passed the CIArb Module 1 Law, Practice and Procedure (or the ARM course)
  • Have 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: Malcolm Holmes QC C.Arb FCIArb
Dr Vicky Priskich FCIArb 

Dr Andrew Hanak QC FCIArb

Gordon Smith C.Arb 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 info@ciarb.net.au.

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, 13 August 2020.

To register, candidates will need to have completed the ARM course and email to info@ciarb.net.au proof that they have passed the Module 2 online exemption test (or completed Module 2). For further information regarding the Module 2 online exemption test, please click here.

Upon successful registration and receipt of payment, candidates will receive confirmation they are booked on the course.

For further information, please contact:

Executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited

Email: info@ciarb.net.au

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