Graduate Diploma of Spiritual Direction
The Graduate Diploma provides training in spiritual direction as a specialized kind Christian ministry. It is offered through Dayspring at its Dianella campus. See the Dayspring website to make an inquiry.
Applicants need the following for admission:
- A relevant Advanced Diploma qualification in Christian ministry or equivalent that includes suitable competencies in theology appropriate to their particular tradition.
- Demonstrated experience in contemplative practice.
- Acceptable references demonstrating compliance with admission standards set by the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction cited as follows:
- "Granted that formation programs for spiritual directors offer professional qualifications to their graduates, careful admission procedures are required. It is recommended that, before acceptance, applicants:
- show some sense of call to the ministry of spiritual direction;
- demonstrate a capacity to listen emphatically and sensitively;
- have sufficient life experience to enable them to respond with wisdom to people from different walks of life and with different levels of experience;
- show an openness to learning from both their own and others' experience;
- give evidence of a mature Christian faith and an openness to other faiths;
- demonstrate a commitment to prayer;
- have been in spiritual direction themselves for a period of time.
All units are co-requisite.
Required: 6 units
- Direction and Discernment (DAD501C)
- Theological Perspectives (THP502C)
- Psychological Issues (PSI503C)
- Social Contexts (SCO504C)
- Supervision (SUP505C)
- Conduct a Research Project (PRJ506C)
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