Pastoral Care at Mittagong
« Go Back | 18-Jun-2015
Our newest regional campus, Mittagong has got off to a flying start!
Throughout Semester 1 this year, an enthusiastic bunch of Southern Highlands locals have lapped up Marge Mills’ expertise on Church History. Already, the enrolments for Semester 2 are coming in, as we prepare to take our fantastic Pastoral Care Course south. Di Morgan is getting her winter woollies all ready for the beginning of the semester in July, so we thought it would be a good idea to explain just how the Pastoral Care Course operates.
The two Pastoral Care units can be done at three different levels...internal Pastoral Care Course, Certificate or Diploma. People can enrol at any level, and then have the option of changing levels during the first class. We find that a lot of people sign up to do just Pastoral Care, but even after a couple of hours with us, decide they want to move up to a Certificate or Diploma. We have to know at which level people are doing the course so we can fill in all the appropriate paperwork for the Australian College of Theology, whose curriculum we work from. If this unit is completed at a lower level, it cannot be credited to a higher study level, ie it can’t be credited to a Diploma if you have done it at Certificate or internal level; or to a Certificate if you have done it at the internal Pastoral Care Course level.
The great news is, once the two Pastoral Care units have been completed, you get a Pastoral Care Course award. That’s why you will often see the same people in our graduation photos! They will graduate in Pastoral Care one year, and in a Certificate or Diploma a year or two afterwards.
It can seem a bit confusing, but Sarah is always available to answer questions about anything to do with the College.
Why not treat yourself to a trip to the gorgeous Southern Highlands once a fortnight. There are lots of great parks, café and walks to enjoy after the class. You can even practise your pastoral care on the new friends you will make there!