Although both arbitration and mediation are forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the sense that they are alternative processes to trial, the two dispute management processes are usually not dealt with together in the literature or in training. There are obvious reasons for this, including the fact that arbitration and mediation are very different processes requiring very different sets of skills.
"A Guide to Arbitration Practice in Australia,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol4/iss10/5