Part-time Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in Bendigo 2022

Term II: Wednesday 13 July to Thursday 1 December, 2022

Bendigo Baptist Church, 747 McIvor Highway, Junortoun

The course will be conducted by the North-east Victoria CPE Centre.

CPE Supervisors:

CPE Anne WieczorekAnne Wieczorek, a Spiritual Care Practitioner at Bendigo Health, who is an accredited Provisional Clinical Pastoral Educator.

CPE Louise RossLouise Ross, a Pastoral Carer at Wharparilla Lodge Echuca Community for the Aged, and a Provisional Clinical Pastoral Supervisor (accreditation currently pending).

CPE is one of the most highly recognised programs of supervised education for provision of spiritual and pastoral care, and is rarely available outside the metropolitan area. It carries extensive credit in tertiary religious and theological study programs. It is highly recommended for anyone contemplating working in pastoral or spiritual care especially in a professional role, or in a volunteer capacity, and also for those working in other helping professions.

The program will be conducted on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with attendance on three Thursdays also required (14 July, 29 September and 1 December). A further one and a half days each week is required for delivery of pastoral care in an approved placement and further time will be needed to write reports on pastoral encounters. Participants therefore, need to be able to devote at least three days each week for the 21 weeks of the program.

Cost of the CPE program is approximately $1,900.00, or for those enrolled in theological studies, the cost will be the equivalent of 2 Units of Study, payable through their University.

Prospective applicants should contact the Course Coordinator, Anne Wieczorek, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  by telephone:  0401 979 417, for further information and to request an application form.

You will need to request an application form before Friday 29 April 2022, and applications must be made by Friday 27 May 2022.