Supervision

Graduate Certificate in Supervision [GradCertSuperv]

The Graduate Certificate in Supervision is designed for a person with at least three years of experience in ministry who wishes to supervise others. The course will form students as supervisors of ministry practice, and enables them to develop key skills in supervision in one of three streams: spiritual direction, healthcare practice, or pastoral ministry.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Supervision will also learn to supervise others and enable them to:

  • Realistically assess their ministry skills.
  • Develop more accurate awareness of areas of pastoral strength and weakness.
  • Become aware of emotional patterns and responses.
  • Grow in spirituality and theological reflection.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Supervision (GCSP) consists of 3 standard units (72 points) of study as follows:

  • DP8015S The Art of Supervision A & B (48 points)
  • DP9015S Supervision in Spiritual Care using Critical Reflection (24 points)

Please note, there are special entry requirements for this course.


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Graduate Diploma in Supervision [GDS]

The Graduate Diploma in Supervision provides advanced multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills in the supervision of individuals and groups in the helping professions. Students learn to implement a range of approaches and methods to help supervisees reflect, learn, and nurture support structures in communities, all with a view to safe and sustainable practice. They exemplify and encourage a culture of self-care and care of others and acquire skills to manage a professional supervision practice.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Supervision

  1. have knowledge of advanced skills and processes of supervision within a theological, spiritual and ethical framework;
  2. apply theological reflection and contextual awareness to the process of self-evaluation in order to assist others to realistically assess their professional practice;
  3. apply a reasoned and coherent rationale for peer and group supervision in multi-disciplinary contexts;
  4. assist individuals, organisations and communities to discover and implement new and relevant ways of practice;
  5. apply the skills and processes of supervision in particular contexts (e.g. spiritual direction, chaplaincy, healthcare practice, pastoral ministry, education).

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Supervision consists of 90 points comprised of:

DP8015S The Art of Supervision (30 points)
DP9068S The Practice of Supervision: Practicum (30 points)
DP9017S Supervision in Spiritual Care using Critical Reflection (15 points)


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Follow on study

Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Master’s degree at the University of Divinity.

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