Professional Supervision – Clinical, Ministry and Coaching
The Graduate Certificate in Supervision will form you as a supervisor of ministry practice. You will learn to accompany 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.
Supervision may be conducted either one-to-one or in a group setting. Supervision is:
- a one-to-one relationship in which one person is designated to facilitate another person’s development of ministry competencies, expertise in reflective practice and theological and personal integration;
- a group process to facilitate the development of ministry competencies, expertise in reflective practice and theological and personal integration.
Course Learning Outcomes
- have knowledge of the key skills and processes of supervision;
- apply 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;
- have experience of peer and group supervision and appreciation for the art of supervision;
- apply the skills and processes of supervision in particular contexts (spiritual direction, healthcare practice or pastoral ministry).
What is involved to complete the Graduate Certificate in Supervisation?
The Graduate Certificate in Supervision consists of 45 points in the following three units:
- DS8115J | Individual Ministry Supervision
- DS9116J | Peer and Group Supervision
- DS9117J | Supervision and the Discernment of Spirits
The Graduate Certificate in Supervision is designed for a person with at least 3 years of experience in a ministry such as pastoral work, hospital chaplaincy, prison ministry, school chaplaincy, spiritual direction, aged care, leadership and so on, who wishes to supervise others. Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Supervision is subject to an interview with the Course Coordinator. Applicants must normally have:
- successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent; or
- a minimum of five years of relevant work experience or relevant professional attainment.