General Dispute Resolution Training

AMINZ Conference

AMINZ convenes the only national alternative dispute resolution conference in New Zealand each year.

Conference brings together a wide range of practitioners in all forms of dispute resolution. It is the "must attend" event of the year for those interested in dispute resolution.

Conference 2012 will be held in Wellington, from Thursday 2 August to Saturday 4 August 2012.

Conference will feature sessions on mediation, arbitration, adjudication and expert determination.

Mark the dates of conference in your diary now! 2-4 August 2012

Watch this site for more information on Conference 2012.

AMINZ Events

The AMINZ calendar provides up to date information about training and events both within New Zealand and overseas. This calendar is updated regularly.

University Programmes in Dispute Resolution

The Institute credentials a number of dispute resolution programmes taught throughout New Zealand and in Singapore. Papers taught by these institutions lead to students being eligible to apply for admission to the Institute as Associates. Associate members receive a Certificate of Membership and are able to use the designatory letters, AAMINZ.

The following University programmes are credentialed by the Institute:

Massey University: the Dispute Resolution Centre which is part of the Department of Management offers a graduate programme in dispute resolution. Most of the papers are taught extra murally. Click here to download the Massey Dispute Resolution Handbook.

Auckland University: Dispute Resolution papers are taught as part of the Law Faculty.

Waikato University: Dispute Resolution papers are taught as part of the Law Faculty.

University of Singapore


Associates of the Institute may apply to enter the Institute's Fellowship programme. Fellowship is the Institute's highest credentialed membership. Fellows are able to use the designatory letters, FAMINZ (Arb), FAMINZ (Med) or FAMINZ (Arb / Med).

Why undertake Fellowship training?

  • Fellowship is known to be rigorous thus giving the public confidence that Fellows are competent to act as a mediator or arbitrator.
  • The qualification is internationally recognised. Fellows in arbitration have a reciprocal right of Fellowship with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). (AMINZ is the only Institute world-wide to hold this reciprocal status with CIArb).
  • Qualified Fellows are entitled to use the designatory post-nominal letters FAMINZ(Arb); FAMINZ(Med) and FAMINZ(Arb/Med).

Who Should Undertake the Fellowship Programme?

  • Those wanting to hold themselves out as having the most senior qualification of AMINZ.
  • Associates of the Institute.
  • Those who have completed the Massey University dispute resolution programme or have sufficient training and / or experience to satisfy AMINZ Associate status.