Accelerated Route Towards Fellowship Course

Registrations are now open for the 2017 CIArb Accelerated Route Towards Fellowship (ARF) course which will be held from 13 - 14 May 2017 at the Sydney premises of global law firm, Baker McKenzie. 

The faculty includes  internationally renowned practitioners and guest speakers experienced in the field of international arbitration.

The course is intended for suitably qualified candidates who are practising lawyers with at least 10 years’ standing and who have  experience in arbitration.  The Course syllabus is based on international arbitration law and it is essential that candidates have at least a reasonable working knowledge of the UNCITRAL Model Law and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

The two-day program consists of small discussion groups and workshops in which candidates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and skill in arbitration.

There will be a pre-course assignment to be handed in on the evening  before  the course starts on Day 1 and written exercises on each of Day 1 and Day 2. There will also be an overnight exercise to be handed in on the morning of Day 2, and a post-course assignment to be submitted a week following the conclusion of the course. Candidates who successfully complete the Award Writing exam  and are subsequently interviewed to the satisfaction of CIArb Australia may then qualify for Fellowship (FCIArb).

An Award Writing exam will be held in Australia in 2018, venue and date TBC.  Candidates who successfully complete the ARF course will be entitled to sit that exam. It is not recommended that candidates do so without completing the separate Award Writing course unless they have substantial experience in writing international arbitration awards. The next Award Writing course will be delivered in two parts:  Tutorial 1  will be held in Melbourne in 2017, date  TBC at the Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre and Tutorial 2 will be held in Sydney in 2018, date and  venue TBC soon.

Places are strictly limited.


$3,300 (including GST)
Includes networking morning and afternoon tea, lunch in Circular Quay at YoungAlfred  and course materials.
The course fee does not include the cost of sitting for the Award Writing Exam.

Further Information

Further details are available on the attached booking form. For further information about the course, please contact:

Ms Caroline Kenny QC
Course Director, Vice President and Education Chair of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited
Mobile: +61 0438 088 591 Email:

Online Registration

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