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Graduate Diploma in Pastoral and Spiritual Care

This Graduate Diploma course provides students with the skills for critical engagement in spiritual care and pastoral contexts. Students will engage secular practices and Christian traditions of care to develop relevant, flexible strategies for effective pastoral mission and practices of care.

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Study Options
Pastoral Care Program Spiritual Care Program
Course Load
4 standard postgraduate units (subjects) and 2 Supervised Theological Field Units (Pastoral Care Program) or 2 Practical units in a clinical pastoral setting (Spiritual Care program)
You can study this course part-time or full-time. Part-time is 1-2 units per semester up to 3 years. Full-time is 3 units per semester for 1 year. Each standard unit: 3 hours per week of classes/learning activities (12 weeks) and 10 hours per week study and assessment tasks (16 weeks)
Study Mode
On campus, Mixed mode

See the current study timetable here: 2024 Study Timetable

$3172 per standard PG unit in 2024 - as set by the University of Divinity. Additional charges may apply for any units with residential-intensive components. FEE-HELP available for eligible students.
Admission Requirements
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.
Course Regulations

Visit the University of Divinity website for the comprehensive Graduate Diploma in Pastoral and Spiritual Care academic course outline.

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