Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction

Postnominals

GDSD

CRICOS code

080411G

Colleges

  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students

Yes

AQF level

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

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

One year full-time or up to three years part-time.

Cost of study

The GDSD requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2017 are $2286 per unit or $13716 for a full-time year (6 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction provides formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.  Students explore the dynamics of Christian spirituality through reflection on their personal experience and integration of this with insights from the literature.  Graduates are equipped for the ministry of spiritual direction in the particular tradition.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction:

  1. have knowledge of the history, theory, content and dynamics of the Christian spirituality;
  2. have knowledge of the art of spiritual direction, including the necessary dispositions of the spiritual director and key skills required;
  3. apply skills of spiritual direction under supervision;
  4. apply skills of spiritual direction within a range of contexts including retreats.

Follow on study

Admission

Admission dates

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

The Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction consists of 90 points comprised of one of the following programs:

Program 1: Wellspring

Candidates must complete the units:

  • DS8201F Art of Contemplative Practice
  • DD8202F Art of Spiritual Direction I
  • DD8203F Art of Spiritual Direction II
  • A further 15 points of elective study.

Program 2: Ignatian (JCS)

Candidates must complete the units:

  • DS9101J My Experience of the Spiritual Exercises
  • DD8981J and DD8982F Spiritual Exercises: Theory
  • DD8991J and DD8992F or DD8993F and DD8994F Spiritual Exercises: Practice
  • A further 15 points of elective study

Program 3: Siloam

Candidates must complete the units:

  • DS8711Y Foundational Concepts in Spiritual Direction Part I
  • DS8713Y Inter-personal Dynamics in Spiritual Direction Part I
  • DS8715Y Spiritual Direction Practicum Part I

The three units above must be completed concurrently.

  • DS8712Y Foundational Concepts in Spiritual Direction Part II
  • DS8714Y Inter-personal Dynamics in Spiritual Direction Part II
  • DS8716Y Spiritual Direction Practicum Part II

The three units above must be completed concurrently.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

None

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