The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV) is a free and confidential dispute resolution service. We provide telephone advice and assistance as well as mediation.
DSCV can help you resolve disputes about:
- fences, trees, animals, noise and drainage
- difficult or anti-social behaviour
- workplace issues
- committees, clubs or Incorporated Associations
- matters referred to mediation by a Magistrate
DSCV does not deal with disputes under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) or involving family violence.
Training & Education
The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV) offers a variety of training and education opportunities, from formal mediation training through to half-day workshops and seminars. Although most of our mediation courses are offered in Melbourne, some of our short courses can be run throughout Victoria.
DSCV is a program area of the Department of Justice & Regulation Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that provides formal training in mediation. Our mediation courses fulfill the requirements of the Certificate IV in Mediation.
DSCV is also a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body and has the authority to accredit trained and experienced mediators under the National Mediator Accreditation System.
As well as mediation training, DSCV offers a range of informal conflict resolution training sessions and workshops. These can be tailored to the needs of schools, local councils, community groups and other organisations. For more information, contact the DSCV Training Officer at our Melbourne office.