Award Writing Course

Registrations are now open for the 2019 CIArb Award Writing. 

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, 23 March 2019 at the Victorian Bar Council Chambers and Tutorial 2, 15 June 2019 at the Australian Disputes CentreSydney.  The faculty comprises Albert Monichino QC (Course Director), Dr Vicky Priskich (Tutor), Andrew Jeffries (Tutor) and John Arthur (Tutor). There will be pre-course reading to be completed and an assignment will be sent out on 20 April 2019, which is due back on the 19 May 2019. 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 22 June 2019 and the second part on the day of the award writing exam, which will take place over 4 hours  on 29 June 2019.

The exam will be principally held in Melbourne, but may by arrangement 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 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 $2,750 (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 13 March 2019.

For further information, please contact:

Gianna Totaro
CEO, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited
Mobile: +61 (0) 438 337 328   Email:

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