Training

There are several pathways to becoming a pastoral carer. This page lists some of the training and educational opportunities that relate to skills that may be useful for a pastoral carer. Some of these opportunities are provided by our members, while some are listed on members' recommendations.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
ACGB 2018 Education Guide
Certificate IV in Bereavement Support

Canberra and Region Centre for Spiritual Care and CPE
Introduction to Pastoral Care
Clinical Pastoral Education
The Centre for Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education has courses running throughout the year; please visit their website for more details.

Charles Sturt University
Master of Pastoral Counselling
Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling
Graduate Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Studies
CSU offers exit points at Graduate Certificate level for the who want a shorter course as well as a study pathway through to Doctor of Philosophy.

Dementia Training Australia
Introduction to the Hierarchic Dementia Scale – Revised (HDS-R) and the Possibility Oriented Approach to care planning workshop – 18 June 2018.

Opening Learning
Death & Dying in 21st Century Australia – This massive open online course (MOOC) about Death and Dying will provide an opportunity to enable a community-driven approach to death and dying. The purpose of this MOOC is to facilitate social discussion about death and dying in Australia, and build community awareness of death as a normal process. Participation in this course is free of charge.