The Graduate Certificate of Professional Pastoral Supervision provides professional development for Christian leaders to be equipped for the ministry of pastoral supervision of others.
The 48 credit point course, comprising four units of 12 credit points each at AQF level 8 or 9, combines theological reflection on the theory and practice of professional pastoral supervision with personal experience of giving and receiving pastoral supervision.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Professional Pastoral Supervision will be equipped with the advanced knowledge and understanding of, and the research underlying, professional supervision to the level required for recognition as Associate Members of the Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS).
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. Students enrolled in other ACT postgraduate courses may be eligible to complete the three core professional pastoral supervision units as electives within their courses.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Professional Pastoral Supervision and students who complete the three core professional pastoral supervision units as electives within their postgraduate courses will be equipped with the advanced knowledge and understanding of, and the research underlying, professional supervision to the level required for recognition as Associate Members of the Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS).
|Part-time (up to 2 years)
|Blended learning combining self-paced learning, video conferencing, and in-person classes.
Semester or Intensive or Extensive Classes
|Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8
|Delivered at Levels 8-9
|Early exit point
|Academic Qualification: Completion of 3 year bachelor degree or equivalent; and minimum 2 years’ formal academic studies in Ministry, Theology, Divinity, Chaplaincy.
Professional Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience as a pastor, pastoral ministry worker or chaplain.
Personal Readiness: Commendation from current employer and professional supervisor affirming suitability for training as a professional pastoral supervisor.
|Eligible for FEE-HELP and Centrelink allowances
|48 (4 subjects)
Course Learning Outcomes
The Graduate Certificate of Professional Pastoral Supervision has three core subjects and one elective, each worth 12 credit points.
Core subjects: (36 credit points)
Elective subjects: (12 credit points)
This course includes one elective. Electives can be completed concurrently with, or subsequent to, core units.
Electives currently eligible for inclusion in this course are:
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This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.