Become a VSBC mediator
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Please note: applications from mediators interested in joining the Victorian Small Business Commission’s (VSBC) mediation panel from December 2023 – November 2025 will open in October 2023.
VSBC mediation panel
Our mediation panel is made up of mediators with experience in commercial dispute resolution and a passion for helping small business people across Victoria to resolve their disputes quickly, efficiently and at a low cost.
We’re committed to building a diverse panel (metropolitan, regional and rural) that can provide an inclusive and accessible service. This is why we look to appoint mediators who, along with the requirements detailed below, identify as or have experience in providing mediation services to Victorian Aboriginal people, Victorians with a disability, disadvantaged Victorians or clients who have mental health challenges.
Mediators serve on our panel for two years. After this period, they can choose to reapply when the next round of applications opens.
Applying to become a VSBC mediator
The next round of applications to join our mediation panel from December 2023 – November 2025 will open in October 2023.
What do I need to have?
Applicants need to have:
- national mediator accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System by a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body
- relevant experience
- capability to mediate in relevant jurisdictions and deliver this service via video/teleconferencing or online platforms as well as in person.
How do I apply?
An ‘open’ Invitation to Supply (ITS) will be released on the Buying for Victoria Tenders Portal (formerly Tenders VIC). Further details will be made available when applications open in 2023.
What does the selection process involve?
During the selection process, we will take into consideration your demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience.
If you are shortlisted, we might ask you to attend an interview, which you may need to be available for at short notice.
What are the most important skills of a mediator?
If you have any questions about the VSBC’s mediation panel, contact Rebecca McKelvie on (03) 9651 9967 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.