Graduate Certificate in Ignatian Spirituality
The Graduate Certificate Ignatian Spirituality enables students to acquire foundational understanding of Ignatian Spirituality.
Jesuit College of Spirituality (JCS) is a work of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus and one of eleven colleges of the University of Divinity. JCS is Australia’s only University College which specialises in the study of Spirituality. When students study at JCS they enter into a 480 year old academic tradition begun by St. Ignatius of Loyola and his companions all graduates of the University of Paris. A student at JCS may choose a course of study from four available pathways: Spirituality, Spiritual Direction, Supervision and Leadership. As a postgraduate college, JCS provides courses of study from Graduate Certificate to opportunities for research projects to the level of PhD.
SPIRITUALITY: Drawing on the wisdom of the Ignatian tradition, the study of Spirituality equips students to meet the personal and social challenges of our time. On this pathway students will deepen their knowledge of God and self. The Ignatian approach to spirituality and spiritual formation joins contemplation to action. It is grounded in a personal relationship with God/Christ, lived in the world and addresses the contemporary needs and issues of our time. This pathway is ecumenical in its appeal to all Christians, and adapts to each person’s uniqueness.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: The Spiritual Direction pathway, Arrupe®, is designed to prepare spiritual directors to facilitate the practice of accompanying people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine. Unique to Jesuit College of Spirituality, students receive training and formation in how to direct and make use of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola (30-day or 30-week) in spiritual direction. This program is recognised by the Province of the Society of Jesus (Australia-New Zealand).
SUPERVISION: Our contemporary social and cultural contexts reveal the need for accredited supervision of those working in the ministry, clinical and leadership settings. There is a long and rich history of accompaniment within the Ignatian tradition. Drawing on the best practices of this rich tradition and the requirements of community professional standards, students will receive the training and skills for professional practice as supervisors. Graduates of the Diploma of Supervision will be eligible to apply for accreditation with the Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS).
LEADERSHIP: This pathway is designed for senior and executive leaders across a broad range of professions including companies, schools, hospitals and community organisations. Drawing on the lessons of a 480-year old company, the Society of Jesus, students will develop self-awareness and the professional knowledge and skills to lead in any contemporary setting. You will enhance your own capacity to discern and act decisively to lead and inspire others to be individuals who build teams and communities that are innovative, productive and resilient.
Students enrolled for academic credit | $2,640
Audit students (not for academic credit) | $1,320
Higher Degree by Research (per semester) | $6,144-$9,192 (FTE)
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Please note, due to COVID-19, all classes are being taught online only until further notice.
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