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Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Care:
- have knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required for theological engagement and articulate the nature of practical theology as a method of biblical and theological inquiry;
- apply their own experience and practice (personal or professional) to social and behavioural sciences and / or cultural studies and offer an integration of these with the Christian tradition;
- have skills to explore issues of Christian identity, personal vocation and self-understanding through the methods and practices of theological reflection and dialogical engagement with their ministry and mission context;
- apply advanced pastoral helping skills with a developed capacity to engage in the processes of theological reflection.
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent. An applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Care must have successfully completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education prior to admission.