Award Writing Course 2019-2020

  • November 30, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is intended for candidates who have successfully completed either the CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration course or the Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) course.  Before qualifying for CIArb Fellowship, successful candidates must register for CIArb membership.

The course is designed to teach candidates about the fundamentals of drafting an enforceable international arbitration award.

The program involves two face-to-face full day tutorials:  Tutorial 1, 30 November 2019 at the Victorian Bar Council ChambersLevel 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne 3000 and Tutorial 2, 18 April 2020 at the Australian Disputes CentreLevel 16, 1 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000.  The faculty comprises Albert Monichino QC (Course Director), Caroline Kenny QC (Tutor) and Malcolm Holmes QC (Tutor).

There will be pre-course reading to be completed and an assignment will be sent out on 15 February 2020, which is due back on 14 March 2020. The assignment will be based on a past award writing exam.

At the conclusion of the course, successful candidates will be required to sit an award writing exam which will be released in two parts. The first part will be released on 2 May 2020 and the second part on the day of the award writing exam, which will take place over four hours on 9 May 2020.

The 9 May 2020 exam will be principally held in Melbourne and Sydney, but, by prior arrangement, may be held in other locations.

Candidates will be assessed by the written assignment worth 20% of the overall mark and the examination worth 80% of the overall mark. In order to pass this module, 70% must be achieved both in the examination and overall.

Moreover, candidates must obtain a minimum of 70% for each of the formalities and judicial merit components of the assessment.

While successful ARF candidates are not required to attend the Award Writing Course in order to sit the Award Writing Examination, those candidates with limited experience in writing international arbitration awards are strongly encouraged to enrol in the Award Writing Course.

The cost of the course is $3,300 (incl GST). This includes course materials, morning and afternoon tea and lunch on the dates of the two face-to-face tutorials.

Places are strictly limited and registrations close by COB on 22 November 2019.

For further information, please contact:

Gordon Tan
Executive Assistant, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited
Mobile: +61 (0) 423 500 380   Email:

About the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Since 1915 and with over 16,000 members worldwide in over 130 countries operating in over 250 commercial sectors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators exists for the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. In addition to providing education, training and accreditation for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, CIArb acts as an international centre for practitioners, policymakers, academics and businessmen. CIArb Australia is one of 40 branches offering institute members a prestigious, globally-recognised qualification and access to a global professional community and regular networking opportunities.