Graduate Diploma in Supervision

Up to 3 years part-time
Blended with online

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.
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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.


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Course Cost

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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.


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.