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 Diploma in Professional Supervision provides advanced knowledge and skills in the professional supervision of groups and individuals who work in caring professions such as ministry, health, education and leadership. Through theological and critical reflection, advanced strategies and practical processes of supervision are examined and experienced. An integrated range of approaches and methods to assist supervisees are explored and used. The course offers advanced knowledge and experience in effective professional supervision, including encountering challenging situations, and exemplifies and encourages a culture of care of others and self-care. Students undertake at least one area of specialisation in professional supervision that may build on or reflect their career path.
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision will be able to
- have advanced knowledge, drawing on current literature and research, of practices and processes of professional supervision of groups and individuals;
- have advanced, integrated knowledge of psychodynamic, ethical, legal, theological and contextual frameworks and how they influence the effective provision of professional supervision;
- apply advanced practical skills and experience in professional supervision in a range of complex situations;
- have advanced knowledge and understanding, including current research, in one or more selected specialist areas (e.g., ministry, chaplaincy, leadership, healthcare, education, welfare, or intercultural contexts);
- apply integrated, advanced skills and processes in the professional supervision of individuals and of groups.
|Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision
Indicative teaching sequence
To be eligible to graduate from the Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision, a student needs to complete 144 points from the following units.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Unit Type||Points|
|PS8011Z||Foundations of Professional Supervision||Core||18|
|PS8012Z||People, Ethics, and practice in Supervision||Core||18|
|PS8013Z||Where Two or More are Gathered: Group Supervision.||Core (Professional Supervision)||18|
|PS8113Z||Where Two or More are Gathered: Supervision of Spiritual Directors.||Core (Emmaus)||18|
|PS8014Z||Inclusion, Power, Authority and Culture in Supervision||Core (Professional Supervision)||18|
|PS8114Z||Inclusion, Power, Authority and Culture in Supervision of Spiritual Directors||Core (Emmaus)||18|
|PS9015Z||Critical Praxis: An Intentional Approach||Elective||18|
|PS9016Z||Integrated Praxis in a Differentiated World.||Elective||18|
|PS9017Z||Special Focus: Advanced Ethical Considerations.||Elective||18|
|PS9018||Integrated Professional Encounter||Elective||18|
|Students who have completed PS8011Z, PS8012Z, PS8013Z or PS8113Z and PS8014Z or PS9114Z can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision.|
Coursework will be delivered in a blended approach including a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning including compulsory engagement with pre-recorded lectures, hybrid intensives, alongside self-directed peer group engagement.
Locations and modes
Thhe Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision is only available part-time.
|Minimum duration||1 year|
|Maximum part-time||3 years|
|Standard full-time||1 year|
|Maximum part-time||3 years|
The University of Divinity Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision or equivalent.
|Award||Maximum credit||Specific rules|
|Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision||72 points|
The Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision requires completion of 144 points.
Fees in 2024
Total course cost: $19,032
- Cost per 18 point postgraduate unit: $2,379
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.
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