Colleges where it can be studied
- Jesuit College of Spirituality
- Stirling Theological College
Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
- Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
Up to three years part-time
Cost of study
The GDS requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2019 are $2,448 per standard unit or $14,688 for a full-time year (6 units).
Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.
What this course is about
The Graduate Diploma in Supervision provides advanced multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills in the supervision of individuals and groups in the helping professions. Students learn to implement a range of approaches and methods to help supervisees reflect, learn, and nurture support structures in communities, all with a view to safe and sustainable practice. They exemplify and encourage a culture of self-care and care of others and acquire skills to manage a professional supervision practice.
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Supervision
- have knowledge of advanced skills and processes of supervision within a theological, spiritual and ethical framework;
- apply theological reflection and contextual awareness to the process of self-evaluation in order to assist others to realistically assess their professional practice;
- apply a reasoned and coherent rationale for peer and group supervision in multi-disciplinary contexts;
- assist individuals, organisations and communities to discover and implement new and relevant ways of practice;
- apply the skills and processes of supervision in particular contexts (e.g. spiritual direction, chaplaincy, healthcare practice, pastoral ministry, education).
Follow on study
Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Master’s degree at the University of Divinity.
Admissions for second semester 2019 close on Friday 19 July 2019.
Admissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020.
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent. In addition, a person who applies for admission in the Graduate Diploma in Supervision may only be admitted if he or she a) has completed a Statement Supporting Enrolment Form and an interview with a Graduate Diploma in Supervision course advisor; and b) the course advisor certifies that the applicant:
- has adequate experience of supervision as a supervisee
- has a reference from a supervisor that indicates a capacity for self-awareness
- has relevant life experience to undertake the award.
How to apply
The Graduate Diploma in Supervision consists of 144 points comprised of:
1. Either DP8015S The Art of Supervision (48 points) or both DS8021J Individual Ministry Supervision (24 points) and DS9131J Peer and Group Supervision (24 points)
2. One of the following units:
- DP9068S The Practice of Supervision: Practicum (48 points)
- DP9331J or DS9331J Professional Supervision in the Field (48 points)
3. 48 points from the following units:
- DS9141J or DS9149J Supervision, Leadership and Reflective Practice (24 points)
- DS9061J or DS9069J Relational Psychodynamics (24 points)
- DP9017S Supervision in Spiritual Care using Critical Reflection (24 points)
- DP9010S Engaging Diversity: Reflection, Discernment, Formation (24 points)
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Where to get further information
- For detailed information about this course, please consult Regulation 80 Graduate Diploma in Supervision, or talk to the course advisor at your chosen College.
- For further information about student support, please visit the Study page.
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