Dayspring offers training in spiritual direction that may be applied to the qualifications of Worldwide University as a Cohort Coordination Committee for local students.
The program is committed to a contemplative ethos in support of our Recognition by the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction. For those wishing to pursue further qualifications, Dayspring can now offer an academic stream giving flexibility to the level of training desired by each applicant. Dayspring is also able to offer existing graduates a pathway to upgrade their Graduate Diplomas to a Masters qualification.
The belief in spiritual direction as a significant aid to our spiritual journey has been central to the Dayspring story since it began in 2001. The program we can now offer as a Cohort Coordination Committee of the Worldwide University is a welcome development in our history of providing recognised training and qualifications in Spiritual Direction.
Requirements 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.
Scan of the highest educational qualification received.
Some experience of spiritual accompaniment work.
Program Structure Over 350 Hours of contact tuition and supervision over 2 or 2½ years
Fees Tuition for the full course – $7,500 Grad Dip in SD - $10,500 Master of Arts in SD
Application Process Applicants need to: a) Complete the WU 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. d) Provide a scanned copy of highest educational qualification received. Once all documents have been processed, an Admission Interview will be scheduled.
CONTACT Enquiries are welcome and all queries may be forwarded to Dr Beth Roberton, Dean of Studies 0411 043 928 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please talk with us about your hopes and plans for participating in this intake.