Course Application

Application for Enrolment

  • CPE Unit: (to which this application relates)

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  • Applicant's personal details

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  • Church Affiliation

  • Accreditation for Ministry

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  • Tertiary Education

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  • Theological Education (if not cited above)

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  • Other Training

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  • CPE Units already undertaken:

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  • Past Experience of Ministry

  • Present Ministry/Pastoral Work

  • Referees: (three required, one from present or recent employment)

  • Documents to accompany application form:

  • Application and Processing fee is required before submitting this application.
  • Permission for restricted access for my contact details:

  • Acknowledgment of Admission Process and Demands of CPE Programme

  • An admission interview is required of all CPE applicants and this will be arranged for you should your written application be successful. Interviews are conducted by the CPE Centre Director/Supervisor and another CPE Supervisor or Co-ordinator from the Clinical Placement Site. Areas for discussion at this interview may include one or more of the following: • An exploration of the written materials included in the application. • Motivation for participation in CPE at this time. • Learning goals for CPE. • Understanding of pastoral ministry and spirituality in your prac placement environment. • Perception of your pastoral strengths and limitations. • Perception of life events which might influence learning in your prac context. • Exploration of your emotional responses to the CPE interview process. • Practical matters concerning the CPE programme. • Criminal and health screening requirements.
  • Demands of the CPE Programme. The CPE programme requires an intentional commitment from participants, in both time and emotional investment and is not suitable for everyone. The pastoral care of others and CPE group interactions can be challenging, and reflection on those encounters may be confronting. The discipline of writing up journals, case studies and pastoral encounter reviews enhances personal integration which makes the CPE program a demanding but enriching process. Students who are new to hospital or healthcare settings or multi-faith and multi-cultural settings may find challenges confronting. CPE is also often reported as one of the most rewarding adult education courses taken by participants. Participants enrolling in a 20-week part-time CPE should expect to commit at least 20 hours per week to CPE. A 35-week course requires an 11 hour/week commitment. A 40 hours per week commitment is required for full-time courses. These times include CPE group participation, implementing learnings in a practicum placement and time required to complete the reading and written components of the course.
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