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Training in Spiritual Direction

NOTE: The Australian Centre for Advanced Studies (ACAS) is currently undergoing its scheduled audit from the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). At this time, the Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction cannot be issued until the successful completion of this process during 2019. Spiritual Direction training course will remain on offer under the provision that Certificates of Attainment will only be issued after the audit is completed.”

Dayspring Community offers an experience-based program which is linked to people’s journeys and academic training. This involves training in spiritual practice which allows you to begin at your particular level, but encourages you to journey further.

The belief in spiritual direction as a significant aid to our spiritual journey has led to Dayspring Community offering professional training for people responding to recognized gifting in spiritual direction. The Dayspring Community training in Spiritual Direction is specifically designed for this purpose, offering practical opportunities in practicum contexts.

The Dayspring Community training in Spiritual Direction is a Recognised Program that meets the requirements of the Formation Guidelines of the Australian Ecumenical Council of Spiritual Direction.

Dayspring is offering the Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction again in FEBRUARY 2020.
Our accreditation has been renewed and we are delighted to once again offer professional certification to those who feel called to being a spiritual director.

The program provides training in spiritual direction for Christian ministry. Therefore, applicants will need:
• A commitment to personal and spiritual development in oneself and others.
• Introductory working knowledge of Christian theology. (Prior completion of units in theology or biblical studies relevant to your tradition)
• Significant life experience
• Two professional recommendations.
• Some experience of spiritual accompaniment work.

Program Structure
Up to 335 Hours tuition and supervision over 2 years

Tuition for the full course – $7,500

Application Process
Applicants need to:
a) Complete the Application Form with personal responses and return to the Dean of Studies at Dayspring.
b) Provide a brief reflection on your spiritual journey as it has led you to consider this application
c) Recommendation Forms from TWO referees. Each referee is then required to return
their completed form directly to the Dean of Studies at Dayspring, marked ‘Confidential’.
All referee responses will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to the applicant. These
referees may be contacted by phone.
Once all documents have been processed, an Admission Interview will be scheduled.

Application Forms are now available from the Dayspring Office.

Closing date for applications – 22 November 2019.

1. Minimum class size for viability of the course is Eight. Should applications be below this
figure the course will not be offered at that time.
2. Dayspring does not accept spouses or partners in the same course at the same time.

Enquiries are welcome and all queries may be forwarded to Beth Roberton, Dean of Studies  0411 043 928 or bethr@iinet.net.au 
Please talk with us about your hopes and plans for participating in this intake.






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