Training 2024

Are you interested in becoming a Pastoral and Professional Supervisor?

Transforming Practices offers a rich formation in Pastoral Supervision. Because we believe that the ability to reflect is fundamental to good supervision and developing this skill is woven throughout our Supervisor Formation, alongside the customary supervision skills.

We offer our training to those who have at least five years’ experience in pastoral ministry (lay or ordained). Coming into training, it is important to have had the experience of being in supervision so we expect applicants to have had 5 years of working with a supervisor.  We are offering an experiential course not primarily an academic one. If you are seeking a Graduate Certificate whose emphasis is on theory that may become part of a Diploma or Master’s you may want to consider another training body.

Transforming Practices’ program exceeds the requirements for accreditation with the Australian Association of Supervision (AAOS) and includes an opportunity to join the Community of Practice that is Transforming Practices when you have successfully completed your program. Our Community of Practice offers ongoing learning and support through Facilitated Group Supervision and Professional Development through our membership.

Training to be a Pastoral Supervisor with Transforming Practices begins by participating in a Portfolio of Learning Day, followed by preparing your own Portfolio of Learning and reflecting on your journey to this point. The Portfolio of Learning is a unique feature of the Transforming Practices Supervisor Education program, specifically designed to build on and develop the individual’s skills and experience. Those whose portfolio demonstrates reflective capacity may then take part in the training program. We are currently considering when to hold the next Portfolio of Learning Day and the subsequent education days which includes an Introductory Day for successful applicants.

Supervisor Formation comprises 5 two-day Modules, held over 7 months.

  • Transformative Learning
  • Ethical Practices
  • Theory and Practice of Supervision
  • Theological Reflection
  • Contextual Supervision

All training days may be held on Zoom, face to face or dual mode depending on successful applicants location.

Small group supervision practice is part of each module.

After 3 modules, participants may begin supervision of their own supervisees, while receiving supervision on their practice individually and in a group.

If you are interested you are invited to contact the Registrar, Mary Pearson via email: for more information.