Graduate Certificate in Supervision

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Certificate in Supervision






  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • Stirling Theological College

Overseas students


AQF level

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


The GradCertSuperv is one semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time. It is normally taken as a series of intensives over a period of one year.

Cost of study

The GradCertSuperv requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2017 are $2286 per standard unit or $6858 for a full-time semester (3 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Graduate Certificate in Supervision forms people to become supervisors of spiritual directors, healthcare workers or pastoral ministers.  It educates students to develop ministry skills, personal awareness and pastoral competencies in others.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Supervision:

  1. have knowledge of the key skills and processes of supervision;
  2. 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;
  3. have experience of peer and group supervision and appreciation for the art of supervision;
  4. apply the skills and processes of supervision in particular contexts (spiritual direction, healthcare practice or pastoral ministry).

Follow on study


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2017 close on Friday 17 February 2017.
Admissions for second semester 2017 close on Friday 21 July 2017.

Eligibility requirements

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

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

Every course of study for the GradCertSuperv consists of 45 points of units in one of the following programs:

Program 1: Spiritual Direction

  • DS8115F Individual Ministry Supervision
  • DS9116F Peer and Group Supervision
  • DS9117F Supervision and the Discernment of Spirits

Program 2: Spiritual Care in Healthcare Practice and Pastoral Ministry

  • DP8015S The Art of Supervision (30 points)
  • DP9015S Supervision in Spiritual Care using Critical Reflection

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher




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