Be trained as a safe, competent and skilful Professional Supervisor

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision is a four-unit award, designed to be completed in a single calendar year. One unit will be undertaken in each of trimesters one and two, with an additional unit spanning across both trimesters. During these two trimesters, students are rigorously taught the knowledge, skills and attitudes required as a Professional Supervisor, as well as being supported in their own formation and identify.

Having covered the theory, issues, and ethics of supervision, a final practical unit will be taken in trimester three. The purpose of this unit is to provide real-life, skill-development for the student, while being supervised by an experienced practitioner.

Over the course of the year, students will explore the challenges, roles, tasks, models, skills and identity of a Professional Supervisor.

They will also explore issues pertaining to professional best practice, self-care, ethical discernment, community standards and legal expectations, alongside a range of churchbased practices which may be problematic. In so doing graduate supervisors will be well-placed to guide their supervisees towards effectiveness, to limit risk, to enhance vocation and to uphold the church’s standing in the community.

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision is the entry point for the Master of Professional Supervision.

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Course Information

Course: Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (GradCertPSupervision)
Accrediting Body: Sydney College of Divinity
Australian Quality Framework Level: AQF 8
School: Stirling School of Community Care

Number of Units: 4 units/ 36 credit points (CP) 
Study Mode: Online (with facilitated learning opportunities)
Course Duration: 0.5 years full-time or up to 2 years part-time

Course Plan


4 core units
/ C8170 Fundamental Principles of Professional Supervision
/ C8175 Professional Supervision Practicum
/ P8172 Practice of Professional Supervision
/ P8105 Issues and Ethics in Professional Practice

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