Pastoral Care Course FAQs
Q. Who is the Pastoral Care Course for?
The internal Pastoral Care Course is suitable for those who want to do a short course to learn more about pastoral care and how to use it in life and ministry. It is ideal for those already involved in caring for others in some way. It aims to provide you with a biblical foundation for pastoral care and develop practical skills in caring for people pastorally which aim to help your relationships generally, including those closest to you. Effective ministry needs to be developed and nurtured.
Q. What previous education is required?
Students are normally admitted upon satisfactory completion of Year 10, or to such other persons approved by The Australian College of Theology (ACT). However, consideration is also given to an applicant's practical experience, maturity and motivation. Mature age entry is available for those over the age of 20.
All students must be able to communicate adequately in English.
Q. How is the Pastoral Care Course assessed?
The two units in this course are assessed by assignments only. There are no exams.
Q. Where can I study?
Q. Can I choose not to do the Assessments?
Yes, some students choose to simply attend the lectures and do not undertake the assessments that are required for the Pastoral Care Course. This is called auditing.
Q. How much does this cost?
The 2017 cost is $320 per Certificate unit.
The 2017 cost for attendance only without assignments (i.e. auditing) students is also $320 per unit.