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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 and accreditation as Associate Members of the Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS).

Up to 2 Years Part Time

Flexible Delivery

48 Credit Points (4 Subjects)

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students.

Diocesan Endorsement

Studies from around the world show that Christian ministers often experience fatigue, isolation, and lack a safe space to reflect honestly on the practice of ministry. There is a critical need for suitably qualified and experienced supervisors. The introduction of a graduate course in supervision by Ridley College is therefore both welcome and commendable, and will help to meet this important ministry need into the future.

The Right Reverend Dr Bradly S Billings
Assistant Bishop | Monomeeth Episcopate
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne


Wise and capable supervision is a much-needed ministry in today’s church. I am excited by the addition of this new course to the Ridley program as it so clearly aligns with our mission to prepare men and women for God’s mission in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world. The teaching team exemplifies Ridley’s commitment to integrating the best of biblical scholarship and theological reflection with ministry practice that meets the challenges of contemporary ministry. I pray that the graduates of this program will be used by God to strengthen his people for their service in the world. 

Brian Rosner
Ridley College

Pastoral ministry in contemporary Australia is increasingly complex and challenging.  Intentional processes which provide for reflective practice have never been more important for pastoral leaders' personal well-being and professional development.  In providing a Graduate Certificate in Professional Pastoral Supervision, Ridley College meets a real need to train up theologically informed and pastorally skilled supervisors.

Tim Dyer

Church Consultant
Mentor and Leadership Trainer
The Johnmark Extension

Learning Outcomes


Teaching Faculty


Rev Dr Graham Stanton

Professional Pastoral Supervision Program

Graham lectures in practical theology and directs the Ridley Centre for Children’s and Youth Ministry. Graham is an experienced educator in face-to-face, residential, and online learning.

Kate Beer

Rev Kate Beer

Associate Dean, Ridley Anglican Institute

Kate is a Supervisor Member of the Australian Association of Supervisors with experience in training and equipping Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Christian leaders for diverse leadership roles. Kate’s research has explored the development of culturally and linguistically appropriate models of providing pastoral supervision in intercultural contexts.

Alumni Director Richard Trist

Rev Canon Dr Richard Trist

Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology

Richard coordinates the Doctor of Ministry program at Ridley.  Richard is qualified in professional supervision through St Mark’s National Theological Centre, Canberra, and has been lecturing in professional supervision since 2018.


Rev Len Firth

Lecturer in Professional Pastoral Supervision

Len is a Supervisor Member of the Australasian Association of Supervisors with experience in mission, church leadership, and cross-cultural theological education. Len has recently focussed on ministry supervision and coaching, lecturing in professional supervision since 2020.

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