07 3040 6445 info@qicpe.com

Course Dates and Locations

NB:  Before beginning any CPE courses, applicants are required to be immunised against, or show evidence of immunity to:


  • VPD’s ( Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox) and

  • Hepatitis B (at least 2 of 3 injections before commencing).

Applicants who intend to complete the practicum elements of CPE within a hospital need to provide evidence of a current Blue Card with their application.

CPE and Covid-19

CPE is based on the action-reflection-action process.  Currently, our participants are not able to complete the action/practical component of CPE in most Qld hospitals.  

Unless you are employed as a Chaplain/Pastoral Carer, or you have guaranteed access to recipients of pastoral care, you will not be able to complete CPE.

We are trying to provide CPE training wherever it is needed in Qld.  Please contact our Secretary, Annie, to discuss the possibilities.

2021 * **

Locations of CPE courses are yet to be decided and will be based on the location of applicants.  Possibilities include Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Regional Darling Downs, Townsville, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane etc.  

FULL TIME (10 weeks) or PART-TIME (20-35 weeks)



Supervisor Available:

Applications Due:


February/March – October 2021

Weekly, fortnightly, three weekly or monthly.  Some days may be offered online.  Please indicate in your application what would suit you.

Cathy Brown 

18 December, 2020 

January, 2021

Toowoomba – DDHHS 



Supervisor Available:

Applications Due:


22-23 April – 2-3 September, 2021 (2 week break in July)

Weekly on Fridays.

Annie Baker

29th January, 2021 

Early February, 2021

Download an application form:

Hand written: QICPE-application 2021

Computer Fillable: CPE Fillable Application 2021



Where do I send my application?


For emailed applications, contact  info@qicpe.com to be advised of the relevant email address.


All applications may be posted to:


The (insert centre name) CPE Co-ordinator 
PO Box 37

How do I pay my Application and Processing Fee?

By Credit Card:  

or go to the “Events – Event Registration” tab above for more options.



International Students (those currently living outside Australia):

Owing to additional processing requirements and the potential of other challenges, all international student applicants must contact the secretary, Annie, at secretary@qicpe.com at least 3 months prior to the closing date for applications for the selected CPE Unit.  International applications should only be sent after contacting the QICPE Secretary and receiving a go-ahead to commence the application process.



*Please note this list is not exhaustive and may be changed.

** Because of the nature of the CPE group process, class sizes are limited to a minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 6 students.  Therefore, potential students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.



Total Course costs – $1630 (plus travel costs in regional centres):***  

  • Application and Processing fee – $30 (due with written application and BEFORE the interview.  Non-refundable.  N.B.  The application fee is course location specific and supervisor specific.  If you withdraw your application after an interview, any further applications to a CPE course require a new application and processing fee to be paid.)
  • Acceptance of Course offer- $200 (due after interview and before course starts.  Non-refundable.)
  • Course fee – $1400 (due before the fourth day of the course.  The course fee includes one year’s membership to QICPE Inc.)

*** Subject to change with notice.  Pensioners and volunteers may apply for a $300 discount if needed.