Jodie Grant


Jodie Grant
Mediator, Family Dispute Resolution & Trainer

BA, BSW, M Conflict Resolution (specialising in Family Law Mediation); Cert IV Training and Assessment, GDip Family Dispute Resolution. Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department - Accredited and Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner; Mediator Standards Board - Accredited as National Mediator under National Mediator Accreditation Standards Defence Abuse Response Taskforce - Accredited Restorative Engagement Facilitator Commonwealth Ombudsman - Defence - Accredited Restorative Engagement Facilitator OCO (National Redress Scheme) - Panel of Accredited Facilitators/ Direct Personal Responses Association of Family Conciliation Courts – Australian chapter - Member Resolution Institute – Professional Member Relationships Australia Victoria - RMAB - Member Australian Association of Restorative Justice - Member

Jodie is a highly skilled, seasoned and knowledgeable registered and accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) and Nationally accredited Mediator (under Mediator Standards Board) with over 16 years of experience. Jodie also works as a coach, a Family Dispute Resolution clinical supervisor, and as a Restorative Engagement Facilitator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Defence Force. Since commencing work in the Family Law field, she has simultaneously held clinical practice and training roles leading and supporting professional best practice.

Jodie brings unique insight, extensive skills and knowledge with:

  • Primary qualifications and experience in Social Work, working for over 8 years in homelessness in support, crisis intervention, outreach, advocacy, and counselling.
  • Masters of Conflict Resolution (specialising in Family Law Mediation)
  • Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution and
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Jodie has developed and run nationally recognised training courses (accredited and non-accredited), specifically in Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) and Mediation, as well as a range of other Professional Development training options and short courses within the community services, welfare, education and legal services fields. Most recently at Relationships Australia Victoria, she held roles as Program Leader – FDR and Mediation Education, Training and Development, RAV.

Since 2014, Jodie has valued the opportunity of working in Restorative Justice with those experiencing abuse/victims of abuse, as a specialist Restorative Engagement Facilitator for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (currently the Commonwealth Ombudsman – DEFENCE). She is passionate about continuing this work and introducing these restorative engagement concepts into other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) areas.


BA, BSW, M Conflict Resolution (specialising in Family Law Mediation) 

·       Vocational

Cert IV Training and Assessment, GDip Family Dispute Resolution 

Professional - Accreditations

·       FDRP

Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department - Accredited and Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

·       Mediator

Mediator Standards Board - Accredited as National Mediator under National Mediator Accreditation Standards  

·       Restorative Facilitator/Direct Response

Defence Abuse Response Taskforce - Accredited Restorative Engagement Facilitator

Commonwealth Ombudsman - Defence - Accredited Restorative Engagement Facilitator

OCO (National Redress Scheme) - Panel of Accredited Facilitators/ Direct Personal Responses

·       Working with Children

Relationships Australia Victoria - Child consultant

Australian Childhood Foundation- Accredited - Safeguarding Children

Professional memberships

Association of Family Conciliation Courts – Australian chapter - Member

Resolution Institute – Professional Member

Relationships Australia Victoria - RMAB - Member

Australian Association of Restorative Justice - Member