Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervison (Pastoral)
A caring supervisory relationship can transform the challenge in providing pastoral care into opportunities for a flourishing professional life. This course trains mid-career carers to offer that supervisory relationship to others.
A well-trained supervisor listens carefully to supervisees, enables them to reflect upon their experiences of care, and empowers the supervisee to grow as a professional and as a person. The Graduate Certificate Professional Supervision (Pastoral) (10706NAT) is unique, and has been developed to meet the needs of people both in pastoral ministry and professional counselling.
The Australian community now expects better standards of accountability for those in caring roles. Our structured and caring approach to competent supervision will help you to meet this need. This pastoral stream is designed for experienced clergy, pastors, chaplains, and ministry workers who are supervising church workers in pastoral settings.
This course is intended to train people to work as:
- Pastoral supervisors of clergy, church workers and pastoral carers
- Supervisors of pastoral care workers in hospitals and aged care facilities
- Supervisors of students in training
This course will also allow for:
- Supervisors to upgrade their skills and knowledge
- Individuals to qualify for membership of professional supervision associations
1 year part-time, comprising:
- Online Learning at your pace, PLUS
- eight days of intensive on-campus classroom (at Morling College):
- Thursday & Friday 12-13 March 2020
- Thursday & Friday 7-8 May 2020
- Thursday & Friday 6-7 August 2020
- Thursday & Friday 22-23 October 2020
Qualifications & Criteria:
To gain entry into the Pastoral Stream of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (10706NAT), a candidate must have:
- An accredited Diploma or Advanced Diploma level or higher qualification in Theology or Ministry, OR
Equivalent and demonstrated experience in a pastoral counselling environment involving the self-directed application of relevant knowledge and a range of communication and counselling skills. (Such environments might include churches, counselling organisations, ministries, or community services).
- A minimum five years of experience in their relevant field.
- Australian or New Zealand citizenship, Australian permanent residency, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa.
- a minimum of 3 years of regular and ongoing engagement with people in pastoral ministry in formal supportive relationships (eg mentoring, coaching, counselling, supervising etc)
- can demonstrate a broad and sympathetic understanding of the work of Christian ministry
- can demonstrate an active and practising Christian faith
- has an understanding of the ethos and values of the Baptist Association of NSW and ACT, including the Ministers’ Code of Ethics and Conduct
For more information, or to enrol:
This course is delivered and assessed by St Mark’s National Theological Centre (RTO Code 88072)
- For more information on this course, please visit this page.
- For information on How To Apply, please visit this page.