10348NAT Graduate Certificate Professional Supervision (Clinical) (Pastoral)

Helping you to guide others

This postgraduate-level course gives counsellors and ministry workers the opportunity to study the theory and practie of professional supervision within a theological framework. 

The clinical stream is designed for experienced counselling and psychotherappy clinicians who wish to develop their supervision ability and practice.

The pastoral stream is for experienced clergy, pastors, chaplains, and ministry workers who are supervising church workers in pastoral settings.


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Course duration

1 year part-time


Mode

Work-based, classroom-based, and online learning


Campuses

Newtown campus




Parramatta Campus




Wahroonga Campus



Admission for Clinical Stream

Entry requirements for Clinical Stream (which includes the elective competency CHCCSL508B Apply legal and ethical responsibilities in counselling practice)

To gain entry into the Clinical Stream of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (Clinical) (Pastoral) a candidate must have an undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent.

All applicants must have a minimum five years of experience in their relevant field.

You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa.

Documents to submit (Clinical Stream)
  • Certified copies of previous awards gained: An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent
  • Résumé
  • One professional reference attesting to five years of clinical experience

Admission for Pastoral Stream

Entry requirements for Pastoral Stream (which includes the elective competency DEFCH002C Provide ethical and pastoral care)

To gain entry into the Pastoral Stream of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (Clinical) (Pastoral) a candidate must have an accredited Diploma or Advanced Diploma level or higher qualification in Theology or Ministry or equivalent and demonstrated experience in a pastoral counselling environment involving the self-directed application of relevant knowledge and a range of communication and counselling skills. 

All applicants must have a minimum five years of experience in their relevant field.


You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa.

Documents to submit (Pastoral Stream)

  • Certified copies of previous awards gained: An accredited Diploma or Advanced Diploma level or higher qualification in Theology or Ministry or equivalent.
  • Résumé
  • One professional reference attesting to five years of ministry experience
  • Proof of at least five years of experience in ministry and in a pastoral counselling environment. (Pastoral counselling experience should evidence the self-directed application of relevant knowledge and the use of a range of communication and counselling skills.

To attest to these, please submit:

  • A duty/position statement or job description of your ministry role or job, 
AND EITHER
  • A second professional reference, 
OR
  • Proof of an accredited Certificate IV or higher level qualification in counselling (please attached a certified copy of your certificate/diploma/testamur)
OR
  • A recording of a pastoral counselling session (a 30 minute clinical or pastoral counselling session with a 500-word critique of that session (this should be a live session, not a role play, recorded with the person’s written consent).

Course description

This course is intended to train people to work as:
 
  • Clinical supervisors of counsellors, therapists, social workers, youth and community workers
  • Pastoral supervisors of clergy, church workers and pastoral carers
  • Supervisors of pastoral care workers in hospitals and aged care facilities
  • Supervisors of students in training
 
This course will also allow for:

  • Supervisors to upgrade their skills and knowledge
  • Individuals to qualify for membership of professional supervision associations


Subjects/Units of Competency

This course requires that you complete the following units of compentency.

CORE (6)

SUPEMS801A Establish and manage the supervision relationship
SUPPPS801A Provide supervision
CHCCS505A Provide supervision support to community sector workers
CHCCS805B Undertake professional reflection
PSPGOV414A Provide workplace mentoring
CHCGROUP806B Plan group interventions

ELECTIVES (choose 1)
Pastoral Stream: DEFCHP002 Provide Ethical And Pastoral Advice
Clinical Stream: CHCCSL508B Apply legal and ethical responsibilities in counselling practice



Fees and payment options

Total cost over 1 year: $4,700.

This payment plan is subject to a $500 deposit. Regular payments to be made by either credit card or direct debit on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at a rate which will complete payment of fees by the end of each session of study. A discount of 5% will be applied where students pay for the full course in advance.
If you would like to make an arrangement for payments, contact us.

Course progression and graduation is conditional upon timely payment of fees. St Mark’s reserves the right to withdraw students who are in arrears.


VET Student Loans (VSL)
Students in the Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (10348NAT) may be eligible for VET Student Loans (VSL). For more information click here.  Please be aware that under the transition arrangements in place for the first half of 2017, RTOs can only guarantee access to VSL until June 30 2017. VSL access after this date is subject to the outcome of the new approval process. The total amount of loans accumulated by students at a particular RTO is also capped and St Mark’s is only able to allocate VSL-funded places on a first-come-first-served basis. 

View all our fees and payment plans.


Key dates

Applications close: 31 January 2017

Newtown Session Dates
  • Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 February
  • Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 May
  • Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 July
  • Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October
Parramatta Session Dates
  • Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 March
  • Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 May
  • Monday 31 July and Tuesday 1 August
  • Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 October
Ridley Session Dates
  • Friday 4 and Saturday 5 August
  • Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October
Waroonga Session Dates
  • Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March
  • Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May
  • Friday 14 July and Saturday 15 July
  • Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October

How to apply

Applications for this course have now closed for 2017. For further enquiries, please contact our office.