We deliver quality education in pastoral care and supervision to those interested in pastoral ministry and want to learn and grow by reflecting on their own experiences in ministry

NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education

+61 0420 359 097
P O Box 638, Jannali NSW 2226

The New South Wales College of Clinical Pastoral Education (NSWCCPE) delivers quality education in pastoral care and supervision characterized by excellence in the development of pastoral carers, equipping for effective pastoral relationships, commitment to reflective learning, engagement of theological reflection on life experience, research in and ongoing dialogue on pastoral care and supervision.

NSWCCPE began as the Council for Clinical Pastoral Education on July 1, 1963. Since then the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) movement in NSW has expanded to include CPE Centres at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Westmead Hospital, The Mental Health CPE Centre at Hornsby, Canberra and Regions Centre for Spiritual Care and CPE, John Hunter Centre for CPE, and Gosford Hospital Centre for CPE.

Study Mode Intensive
Study Terms Session 1 | 4 February – 21 June 2019
Session 2 | 18 February - 24 May 2019
Full year session 1 | 18 February to 22 November 2019
Full year session 2 | 22 March to 6 December 2019
Session 3 | 10 July to 6 December 2019
Session 4 | 15 July to 6 December 2019
Session 5 | 15 July to 22 November 2019
Summer session 2019-20 | 18 November 2019 to 7 February 2020
Fees Postgraduate coursework | AUD$1478 per 9 credit point unit
FEE-HELP is available for eligible students
Registrar Mrs Kerrie McIntosh
[email protected]
Contact the Registrar for admission, study and student support enquiries

Units Offered


No undergraduate units are currently offered.


  • P8577 Clinical Pastoral Education 1
  • P8578 Clinical Pastoral Education 2
  • P8586 Educational Theory and Practice in Pastoral Supervision
  • P9679 Clinical Pastoral Education 3
  • P9688 Advanced Practice in Pastoral Supervision
It is hoped that such programmes will make an effective Christian witness to hospitals and other institutions and their professional staffs, leading to a fuller understanding and acceptance of the distinctive contribution of the pastoral ministry.

Milton Coleman Pastoral Care Library

Contact Ms Cheryll Bird
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 (0)447 640 698

Milton Coleman Pastoral Care Library is a small single discipline digital library in the area of practical theology.  It covers the history of Clinical Pastoral Education, the various aspects of pastoral care and pastoral supervision. Its special collection is in the area of the History of Clinical Pastoral Education.

The Milton Coleman Pastoral Care Library exists to provide pastoral care resources to Clinical Pastoral Education students, members of NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education and to assist in the training and research needs of pastoral supervisors and educators.

Clinical Pastoral Education provides an environment in which ministers, theological students or other persons qualified to offer pastoral care are given the opportunity of becoming a more adequate pastor by entering into personal relationships with people and groups in various kinds of distressing situations. This will usually take place within some appropriate centre, such as a hospital, correctional institution or other clinical situation, where an integrated programme of theory and practice is being carried out, under appropriate supervision by qualified supervisors. Normally, as part of the programme there is group discussion and assessment of pastoral experience and ministration.

This page provides basic information about NSWCCPE and the Sydney College of Divinity awards and units it offers. If you are interested in pursuing a Sydney College of Divinity award with NSWCCPE, you are advised to contact NSWCCPE directly for up to date information to help you make an informed choice.


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