CPE Courses (Dates and Locations)
NB: Before beginning any CPE courses, applicants are required to be immunised against, or show evidence of immunity to:
- Covid-19 (fully vaccinated)
- 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. Depending on Covid-19 outbreaks and Qld Health responses, sometimes our participants are not able to complete all of the action/practical component of CPE in 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.
Group Training Days:
March – November 2022 (Part- time)
3 consecutive days every month. Some additional days may be offered online.
Cathy Brown and Trish Byrne
Practical aspects can be completed in your home town if you do not live in Bundaberg or Hervey Bay.
Participants wanting to complete CPE with Cathy Brown may do so as part of some qualifications at Stirling Theological College (a member of the University of Divinity) or Sydney College of Divinity. See Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) – Stirling Theological College or Clinical Pastoral Education 1 – Sydney College of Divinity (scd.edu.au) Please contact Cathy for more details. Note: University fees will apply for these subjects.
March to October 2022 (30-35 weeks - Part-time)
1 day per fortnight (two days on the first and last fortnight)
Cathy Brown and Kerry Smith
Mid January, 2022
Participants wanting to complete CPE with Cathy Brown may do so as part of some qualifications at Stirling Theological College (a member of the University of Divinity) or Sydney College of Divinity. See Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) – Stirling Theological College or Clinical Pastoral Education 1 - Sydney College of Divinity (scd.edu.au) Please contact Cathy for more details. Note: University fees will apply for these subjects.
Toowoomba - DDHHS
Early February to mid June 2022 (20 weeks - Part-time)
1 day per week (two days on the first and last week)
Mid December, 2021 and early January
The Prince Charles Hospital
Mid November 2022 to mid February 2023 (10 weeks - Full-time)
2 days per week
15 September, 2022
Early October, 2022
Download an application form:
Word Document: QICPE-application 2022
Where do I send my application?
For emailed applications, contact email@example.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 EVERTON PARK Qld 4053
How do I pay my Application and Processing Fee?
Go to the "Events - Event Registration" tab above for option on how to pay by direct transfer or by cash, or
By Credit Card:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - $1850 (plus travel costs in regional centres):*** (Fees will rise to $2050 after 1st January, 2023)
- Application and Processing fee - $50 ($51 if paying by credit card) (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 ($204 if paying by credit card) (due after interview and before course starts. Non-refundable.)
- Course fee - $1600 ($1628 if paying by credit card) (due before the fourth day of the course after which time it is non-refundable. 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.
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