Australian College of Christian Studies

Programme Detail: Pastoral Counselling

Language of this entry English (UK, International)
Name of Programme / Training Resource Pastoral Counselling
Type of Training Individual standalone programme
Reference Number PED 346
Description This unit gives a theological and psychological basis to help students in developing a caring capacity and enabling them to use counselling skills with those needing help. It introduces students to models of counselling and teaches the necessary listening, responding and other interpersonal skills. It also imparts the ability to recognise when it is necessary to refer a person to someone else.
Keywords pastoral counselling, Christian caring, interpersonal skills, referring people to professional helpers
Languages Programme Available in English (UK, International)
Other Languages
Country and region where programme is available Australia / New South Wales
Area of Ministry and Focus Pastoral Encouragement and Counselling / Pastoral Care and Counselling
Residential/Non Residential Non Residential
Full-time or Part-time Full-time
Level Diploma
Cost Range From US$10,000 to less than US$100,000
Actual Cost A$645
Bursaries/scholarships available No
Actual Length one semester
Average hours of study per week 11
Methods of instruction lectures, reading, reflection, seminars and workshops (one subject of full-time or part-time Diploma course)
Percentage of time spent in formal learning (e.g. lectures, structured reading, work-books, etc.)
Percentage of time spent on non-formal skill-based learning (e.g. learning on the job and supervised practice, etc.)
Percentage of time spent in informal unstructured learning (e.g. prayer times, teamwork).
Average number of students who take the programme per year (or, if this is a new programme, the number who can be accommodated) 0
Prerequisite Programmes PED 246
Other Prerequisites
Qualifications gained
Qualifications this programme is part of Diploma of Theology/Advanced Diploma of Theology
Programme Accredited by
Other Accrediting Bodies Sydney College of Divinity