Graduate Certificate in Supervision

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Certificate in Supervision





Colleges where it can be studied

  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • Stirling Theological College

Overseas students


AQF level

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


The GCS is one semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time. It is normally taken as a series of intensives over a period of one year.

Cost of study

The GCS requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $7,200 for a full-time semester (3 units).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What this course is about

The Graduate Certificate in Supervision forms people to become supervisors of spiritual directors, healthcare workers or pastoral ministers.  It educates students to develop ministry skills, personal awareness and pastoral competencies in others.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Supervision:

  1. have knowledge of the key skills and processes of supervision;
  2. apply theological reflection, biblical insights and acute self-awareness to the process of self-evaluation in order to assist others to assess realistically their ministry skills;
  3. have experience of peer and group supervision and appreciation for the art of supervision;
  4. apply the skills and processes of supervision in particular contexts (spiritual direction, healthcare practice or pastoral ministry).

Follow on study

Graduates may be eligible to proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Supervision.


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

Every course of study for the GCS consists of 45 points of units in one of the following programs:

Program 1: Spiritual Direction

  • DS8021J Individual Ministry Supervision
  • DS9131J Peer and Group Supervision
  • DS9141J Supervision and the Discernment of Spirits

Program 2: Spiritual Care in Healthcare Practice and Pastoral Ministry

  • DP8015S The Art of Supervision (30 points)
  • DP9015S Supervision in Spiritual Care using Critical Reflection

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher



Where to get further information

Enquiry information

  • If you intend to apply for admission as an overseas student, refer to the field, 'Overseas students', in the summary information provided at the top of this page to check if it is possible for your course.