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.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision:
- 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.
The Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision consists of 144 points comprised of:
- DP8011M Foundations of Professional Supervision; followed by
- DP8012M People, Ethics, and Practice in Professional Supervision;
- DP8013M Inclusion, Power and Culture in Professional Supervision;
- DP9014M Advanced Professional Supervision;
- DP9015M The Work of the Professional Supervisor;
- DP9016M Special Focus in Professional Supervision
Locations and modes
The standard duration of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision is two years of part-time study. The Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision must be completed in not less than one year and not more than three years from the date on which the course is commenced.
|Maximum part-time||3 years|
Pathways to future study
Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Master’s degree at the University of Divinity.
- successful completion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent professional attainment; and
- 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; and
- practical experience in ministry or a caring profession; and
- experience of Professional Supervision as a supervisee; and
- evidence of current clearances for working with children and vulnerable adults, such as a Working With Children Card; and
A satisfactory interview with members of the University’s Professional Supervision Program is also required before admission.
The Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2023 are $2,882 per standard unit or $17,292 for the full course (6 units).
Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.