Senlie Tong

Senlie Tong

Gold Coast Mediation Centre, Principal

Objective

To serve my community to the best of my ability.

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

Summary

Senlie migrated to Australia from Hong Kong as a registered Nurse and Midwife and has lived on the Gold Coast since 1977. A bilingual speaker, Senlie speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Senlie has a wealth of real estate business experience and has gained an outstanding reputation for professionalism due to her caring attitude and businesslike approach.

Senlie completed her Law with honours and Nursing Degree at Griffith University and was admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2008.

Senlie is an Accredited Mediator under the National Mediation Standards and a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney-General’s Department and able to issue s60I Certificates under the Family Law Act 1975.

Some of Senlie’s relevant appointments and experience is as follows:

·QCAT Mediator under the Retail Shop Leases Act 1975

·Extensive experience dealing with QCAT Minor Civil Disputes  (MCD)

·Panel mediator of the Dispute Resolution Centre, Dept of Justice & Attorney General Qld 

·Mediator Network Representative of the Dispute Resolution Centre

·Member of LEADR Association of Dispute Resolver

·Associate Member, Hong Kong Mediation Centre  

An accomplished mediator, Senlie is passionate about assisting disputed parties to move forward from their dispute by reaching a mutually agreed settlement through a confidential, impartial, professional and affordable mediation.

The Gold Coast Mediation Centre provides private mediation and consulting services involving:

Family Disputes

  • Parenting Agreement (S60i Certificate)
  • Property Settlement
  • Relationship Matters

Civil Disputes

  • Commercial / Corporate
  • Retail Shop Lease / Real Estate
  • Body Corporate (BCCM) Matters
  • Debt / Contract
  • Wills & Estates / Elder Care
  • Trader and Trader
  • Consumer and Trader
  • Workplace / Bullying / Education
  • Personal / Health Related Matters
  • Discrimination Complaints

Work History

Work History
Nov 2013 - Present

QCAT Mediator under Retail Shop Leases Act 1994

Dept of Justice and Attorney-General Qld
Jun 2013 - Dec 2014

Mediator Network Representative, Gold Coast

Dispute Resolution Branch, Department of Justice and Attorney General
May 1997 - Mar 2010

Director/Licensee-in-charge

Senlie Tong Real Estate

Education

Education
Jan 2008 - Jun 2008

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Griffith University

Cumulative GPA 6.11/7

Feb 2007 - Nov 2007

Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration)

Griffith University

BN, Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2007

Feb 2002 - Nov 2006

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Griffith University

LL.B (Hons), Member of Golden Key International Honour Society.   

Certifications

Certifications

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

TAFE Qld

Skills

Skills

Mediation Skills

Negotiation and Closing Skills

Proven ability in negotiation and close deals. 

People Skills and Client Service

Extensive client service experience

Problem Solving and Time Management

  Resourceful with strong problem solving skills to meet legal, commercial and human relationship objectives  

Marketing

Communication and Networking

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Adaptability and Independence

Advance level of adaptability and flexibility in changing environments, a proactive worker who has proven ability to work autonomously and deliver under pressure.    

Leadership and Training

Proven ability in team building, goal setting, strategy planning, meeting objectives and deadlines.  

Language

Bilingual speaker - English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Research skills

Community Activities

Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Inc.

  • Management Committee Member (2010 - Present) 
  • Development and communication (2009 - Present)

The Migrant Centre, Gold Coast

  • Guest speaker 
  • Reference group member

Gold Coast Chinese Christian Church

  • Guest speaker 
  • Adviser on Aged Care 

National Breast Cancer Foundation (2009 – present)

  • Fund raising and recruitment

The Smith Family (2009 – 2013)

  • Tertiary Mentoring Program - Mentor

 Gold Coast Hospital and other charitable groups

  • Interpreter (1985 – present)

 Zonta International, Zonta Club Gold Coast Inc.

  • Member (1997 – 2001)
  • Chairperson for Public Relations and Communication (1998 – 2001)

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