Supervision

The need for ongoing supervision is vital, so is the need for education and formed supervisors.

 

Recommendation 16.45 of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse states that:
‘… each religious institution should ensure that all people in religious or pastoral ministry, including religious teachers, have professional supervision with a trained professional or pastoral supervisor who has a degree of independence from the institution within which the person is in ministry.’ 

 

Graduate Certificate in Supervision

CRICOS:
N/A
[GCS]
DURATION:
1 semester full-time or
equivalent part-time
STUDY MODE:
Face-to-face
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

Become a supervisor of spiritual directors, healthcare workers or pastoral ministers. Gain practical experience as you develop your ministry skills, personal awareness and the pastoral tools to supervise others.

What you will learn

  • Key skills and processes of supervision.
  • Theological reflection, biblical insights and acute self-awareness to the process of self-evaluation in order to assist others to assess realistically their ministry skills.
  • Peer and group supervision and appreciation for the art of supervision.
  • Skills and processes of supervision in particular contexts (spiritual direction, healthcare practice or pastoral ministry).

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Supervision consists of 3 units (72 points):

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

Most standard units are delivered over one semester (15 weeks), with teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

View the Timetable for current units offered.
View all Stirling Units and Fields.
Download the Graduate Certificate in Supervision Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

International students:
This course is not available to international students.

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

View unit fees and payment options here.
Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Further Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates may proceed to:

  • the Graduate Diploma in Supervision.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University of Divinity, which is constituted by the University of Divinity Act 1910 of the Parliament of Victoria. View the regulations here.

Graduate Diploma in Supervision

CRICOS:
N/A
[GDS]
DURATION:
Up to 3 years part-time
STUDY MODE:
Face-to-face
Blended with online
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

The Graduate Diploma in Supervision provides advanced multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills in the supervision of individuals and groups in the helping professions. Be equipped 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. In addition to exemplifying and encouraging a culture of self-care and care of others, acquire specific skills to manage a professional supervision practice.

What you will learn

  • Knowledge of advanced skills and processes of supervision within a theological, spiritual and ethical framework;
  • Theological reflection and contextual awareness to the process of self-evaluation in order to assist others to realistically assess their professional practice;
  • How to apply a reasoned and coherent rationale for peer and group supervision in multi-disciplinary contexts;
  • How to assist individuals, organisations and communities to discover and implement new and relevant ways of practice;
  • How to 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 4 units (144 points):

DP8015S The Art of Supervisory Practice (48 points)
DP9068S The Practice of Supervision: Practicum (48 points)
DP9017S Supervision in Spiritual Care using Critical Reflection (24 points)
DP9010S Engaging Diversity: Reflection, Discernment, Formation (24 points)

Most standard units are delivered over one semester (15 weeks), with teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

View the Timetable for current units offered.
View all Stirling Units and Fields
Download the Graduate Diploma in Supervision Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

  1. Complete a Statement Supporting Enrolment Form and an interview with a Graduate Diploma in Supervision course advisor; and
  2. The course advisor certifies that the applicant
    i) have adequate experience of supervision as a supervisee
    ii)  has a reference from a supervisor that indicates a capacity for self-awareness
    iii)  have the relevant life experience to undertake the award.

 

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

View unit fees and payment options here.
Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Further Opportunities

Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Master’s degree.


Accreditation

Professional Accreditation: The Graduate Diploma in Supervision is an Australian Association of Supervision recognised supervisor training program.

This course is accredited by the University of Divinity. View the regulations here.