Eldercaring Coordinator Training


The first Eldercaring Coordination training in Australia will take place on the following dates:

  • May 24, 25,
  • June 1, 2, and
  • June 7, 8.


To register, submit both the Registration form and the Eldercaring Coordinator (EC) Application form (both available below). Your eligibility will then be assessed and you will be contacted regarding the progress of your application.

If you require a paper form, please contact Relationships Australia National Office at natoffice@relationships.org.au

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Zoom Platform – class size limited.


  • 6.5 hours asynchronous learning assignments before in-class portion begins
  • 6 virtual training sessions (In-Class): 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adelaide time

Asynchronous learning assignments will be sent to you upon verification of eligibility to take this course.


$1000.00 AU

Registration fee will be invoiced on acceptance of Eldercaring Coordinator (EC) Training application.

Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be applied to a future Eldercaring Coordinator Training.


A dispute resolution option for families in high conflict 
regarding the care and safety of their aging loved ones.

This practical training focuses on the application of the eldercaring coordination process and builds upon the prior knowledge, skills, training and experience of participants. The training parameters and objectives establish eldercaring coordination as a unique interdisciplinary process.  In order to enhance the professional practice and confidence of new eldercaring coordinators, this training provides an integrated experience focused on learning and applying eldercaring coordination skills and techniques throughout all of the phases of the process.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to explain all of the following: 1) overview of eldercaring coordination process; 2) context and accountability for the eldercaring coordination process in AU;   3) orientation phase of the eldercaring coordination process; 4) capacity considerations and screening during eldercaring coordination; 5) the elder within the context of eldercaring coordination; 6) the engagement phase of the eldercaring coordination process; 7) high conflict family dynamics and conflict management phase of the eldercaring coordination process; 7) elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, substance abuse and family violence as it pertains to eldercaring coordination; 8) application phase of the eldercaring coordination process; 9) integration phase of the eldercaring coordination process; 10) ethical considerations pertaining to eldercaring coordination


Sue Bronson, M.S., LCSW, Co-Chair of the Eldercaring Coordination Initiative, is a trainer and mediator of family, elder, and workplace disputes in Milwaukee, WI since 1983. Sue has  36 years’ experience as a psychotherapist and mediator helping people engage in quality conversations. She teaches mediation at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Continuing Education. Sue is the lead author of Self-Assessment Tool for Mediators translated into three languages.

Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed., Co-Chair of the Eldercaring Coordination Initiative, former Supervisor of Family Court Services (11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida), was instrumental in the development of parenting coordination. Linda is past President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and its Florida Chapter; Secretary of the AFCC Task Force on Parenting Coordination and Co-recorder for the Task Force to update standards; and is on the Florida Supreme Court ADR Rules and Policy Committee

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Please submit the AU Eldercaring Coordinator (EC) Application (below) along with your registration to verify your eligibility to take this training.

  • A minimum of 3 years practical experience in a profession that provided you with education, training and expertise in managing high conflict within families
  • Family Mediation Education and Training: Please confirm that you hold at least one of the following qualifications:
    • Accreditation by the Australian Attorney-General’s Department as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
    • Attainment of a one-year graduate diploma in family mediation
    • An approved Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner in New Zealand.
  • Completion of a minimum of 20 hours of elder mediation training by an Elder Mediation International Network (EMIN) Certified Elder Mediator (Advanced) which contributes to the Elder Mediator Certification requirements of the Elder Mediation Australasian Network (EMAN) and (EMIN).

This training meets the ACR/FLAFCC Guidelines on Eldercaring Coordination 28-hour Eldercaring Coordination Training and fulfills the qualifications needed for an Eldercaring Coordinator to practice eldercaring coordination in Australia.

Eldercaring Coordinator Training Registration

Pre-Approval Registration Form


Eldercaring Coordinator Application & Declaration

Application and Declaration Form

ELDERCARING COORDINATOR REQUIREMENTS | Check all those successfully completed
FAMILY AND MEDIATION EDUCATION AND TRAINING | Check all those successfully completed
Please confirm that you hold at least one of the above qualifications:
Description of Courses or Trainings above
Trainer Name or Entity



Location and Service Delivery

Are you willing to work on cases with an active domestic or family violence injunction or an Apprehended Personal Violence Orders (or equivalent)?
Are you willing to work on cases via telephone or video conference for parties who cannot attend meetings in-person?
Are you willing to work in a setting other than your office, including the older person’s home or care facility?

Will you charge a retainer fee?
Are you willing to accept pro bono or sliding fee appointments?

Criminal History

If you answer YES to any of the questions below, provide a separate written explanation and copies of all relevant documentation of each item including date, location, crime or incident and action and attach it to form

Supporting documentation

Please check the following required documents attached to your application
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