Professional Development

Do you have a three-year degree in ministry or theology and are engaged in ministry? Would you like to be re-energised with engaging and relevant material in a relaxed and collegial environment? Check out our professional development courses.

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Pastoral Supervision provides professional development for Christian leaders to be equipped for the ministry of pastoral supervision of others.

This course comprising four units of 12 credit points combines theological reflection on the theory and practice of professional pastoral supervision with personal experience of giving and receiving pastoral supervision. 

Students will be equipped with the advanced knowledge and understanding of, and the research underlying, professional supervision.

The Graduate Certificate of Pastoral Care for Mental Health is a specialist professional development course designed to equip Christian leaders for the ministry of pastoral care for mental health in the local church and other ministry contexts.

This course, comprising four subjects at AQF levels 8-9, will equip students with a rigorous theological framework for pastoral care for mental health and wellbeing, and offers electives which integrate theological reflection with advanced skills in pastoral care.

The subjects in this course are also available at Level 9 for Doctor of Ministry candidates who wish to pursue a specialisation in this field within their degree.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built.
Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
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