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Refresher Online Gains SCTA Approval

As we prepare to launch Safe Ministry Refresher Online on October 11th, we received the exciting news that the course has gained formal endorsement of the Safe Churches Training Agreement. This is exciting news for the team who has worked to construct the course, as it means we are the first major denomination in Australia to win such endorsement for an online course. This will pave the way for no doubt other similar courses to come from other churches, and Read More …

Local Safe Ministry Online Assistant

Local Safe Ministry Online Assistant (Online Assistant). A new role has been created within local churches to be able to assist with those who would like to do online training but may lack the ability to access Wi-Fi, or require assistance to book and pay for the course, navigate through the training modules, or participate in the webinar. The role is managed in the local church and is a way to enable and support people as they complete the online Read More …

Online Safe Ministry Training

Safe Ministry Training Online Starting with Refresher in October 2017, all the Safe Ministry Training course are moving online as the primary delivery method. The content of the online courses is the same as the face to face versions and the time taken to complete the online will be similar. Safe  Ministry  Essentials  (up to 4.5  hours)  |  For  those  who  have  not  completed  any  training. (Available online early 2018) Safe  Ministry  Refresher  (up to 2.5  hours)  |  For  those  Read More …

Face to face Safe Ministry Training Events

Training Events

Face to Face Safe Ministry Training | Essentials & Refresher Location: Various locations around Sydney Note: ‘Refresher’ is available as an online course from October 11th – details here. The courses referred to below are run by the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) of the Diocese. Important Note: If you are under 18 years of age, we do not recommend you access the Safe Ministry Essentials or Refresher courses without the knowledge and consent of your parent/guardian, as some of the content Read More …

Safe Ministry Online training launches soon

Refresher Online

We have had a busy few months and are very excited to share with you all that’s new as we prepare for our refresher course to launch online in October. Local Safe Ministry Online Assistant (Online Assistant). A new role has been created within local churches to be able to assist with those who would like to do online training but may lack the ability to access Wi-Fi, or require assistance to book and pay for the course, navigate through Read More …

Safe Ministry Training – June Update

Safe Ministry Training Update - June 2017

The Regional Meetings held in April and May were a great time to meet with Local Safe Ministry Trainers, Safe Ministry Reps and some Rectors. We shared some of the thinking behind the move to online training, the strengths and advantages of going online, and some of the changes that will mean for our churches. And the Q&A sessions were fantastic! It was so good to be able to talk through the issues that were of concern and interest. But Read More …

Regional Meetings – April-May 2017

There are changes happening to Safe Ministry Training this year that will have significant implications for our churches and ministries. To explain these changes and help key stakeholders understand how they will be managed, there will be regional meetings held in April and May 2017. All Local Safe Ministry Trainers, Safe Ministry Representatives, Rectors and key ministry leaders are encouraged to attend. The latest news on the changes will be explained, and there will be plenty of time for your Read More …

Safe Ministry Training Goes Online in 2017

Online training

From April 1 2017 the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) will oversee all Safe Ministry Training in the Sydney Diocese. The PSU has always been ultimately responsible for Safe Ministry Training but for many years Youthworks has managed the content creation and delivery of the training. This will change from April 1st. We are thankful to Youthworks for their years of dedicated service to the diocese with this training. Key Information From April 1 2017, all the information about Safe Ministry Training Read More …