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Descriptions & Duties

  • Arbitrators hear and decide disputes between opposing parties in private as an alternative to litigation in the courts. They are responsible for setting up appointments for parties to meet based on the parties' agreement, deciding procedural issues, and preparing written opinions or decisions regarding cases.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge in arbitration

Arbitrators must be able to use professional knowledge and skills in arbitration to identify the underlying concerns of disputants and assist to solve legal issues for client.

Professional knowledge and skills in negotiation and problem solving

Arbitrators must have good negotiation and problem solving knowledge and skills.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • typically have a higher diploma or a bachelor's degree

Professional qualification

  • must be registered under the arbitration organisation

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $30,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$90,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$130,000

Work Environment

  • Arbitrators work in private offices or meeting rooms. They may travel to a neutral site chosen for negotiations.

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