You are an overseas student if you are:
- a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
- a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
- a resident or citizen of any other country.
Conditions of study for this course
This course is only available to overseas students not residing in Australia.
- You will not require a visa to study this course.
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision equips its graduates to practice as professional supervisors. It offers the knowledge and skills for the provision of structured, theologically reflective professional supervision of individuals and groups who work in caring professions such as ministry, health, education and leadership. Through experiential learning students develop their skills in professional supervision to create a relationship of trust and transparency in which those being supervised can review their work practices. Using a range of knowledge and techniques, professional supervision can enable the supervisee to develop self-awareness, resilience, ethical understanding, accountability, and effectiveness.
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision:
- have knowledge, drawing on current literature and research, of practices and processes of professional supervision;
- have knowledge and experience of key concepts, skills, and techniques of professional supervision of individuals and groups, including online;
- have knowledge and experience of psychodynamics in the supervisory relationship and of psychological factors that may be part of the supervisees experience;
- apply theological and critical reflection, ethical alertness, and structured communication to assist others in processes of self-evaluation of their work;
- apply knowledge and experience of cultural, denominational, inclusion, professional standards and safeguarding needs and requirements in order to implement effective processes of professional supervision.
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision requires completion of 72 points as follows:
- PS8011M Foundations of Professional Supervision;
- PS8012M People, Ethics, and Practice in Professional Supervision;
- PS8013M Inclusion, Power and Culture in Professional Supervision
Locations and modes
The standard duration of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision is one year of part-time study. The Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision must be completed in not less than six months and not more than two years from the date on which the course is commenced.
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Graduates may be eligible to proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision or a Master’s degree at the University of Divinity.
- Successful completion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent professional attainment.
- Successful completion of the equivalent of at least one year’s full-time study in theology or ministry, or of a bridging unit prescribed by the University.
- Practical experience in ministry or a caring profession.
- Experience of Professional Supervision as a supervisee.
- Evidence of current clearances for working with children and vulnerable adults, such as a Working With Children Card.
A satisfactory interview with members of the University’s Professional Supervision Program is also required before admission.
- This course is open to overseas students who are studying ‘Off-Shore’ and online. No visa is required.
- This course is not open for study to persons in Australia on an Overseas Student Visa.
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2023 are $2,882 per standard unit or $8,646 for a full year (3 units).
Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.
- An Australian born/citizen is entitled to Fee-Help. If residing overseas must study at least part of their course in Australia to be eligible for Fee-Help.
- A New Zealand citizen who is currently residing in Australia (On-Shore) may be entitled to Fee-Help. Eligibility is dependent on SCV Visa and all long-term residency requirements being met.
- A New Zealand citizen currently residing in NZ or in other overseas location (Off-Shore) (not including Australia) is not entitled to Fee-Help.
- A Permanent Resident Visa holder is only entitled to Fee-Help for approved bridging studies.
- A Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder is entitled to Fee-Help if residency requirements are met.
Overseas students are not entitled to Fee-Help.