Safe Ministry Training Online
The content of the online courses is the same as the face to face versions and the time taken to complete the online training will be similar.
Safe Ministry Essentials (up to 4.5 hours) | For those who have not completed any training.
Safe Ministry Refresher (up to 2.5 hours) | For those who need to refresh their training.
Please note: Safe Ministry training can contain content that may cause distress. It includes discussion of topics such as child abuse, family and domestic violence, abuse of power and bullying.
Please contact the Safe Ministry Team (PSU) if this training may cause concern.
Our training is endorsed by the Safe Churches Training Agreement (SCTA)
Sydney Anglican Diocese training
This training has been written for leaders serving in Anglican churches in the Sydney Diocese. It is important to note that any reference to policies, ordinances, codes of conduct and certain leadership roles as well as government legislation and legal requirements are specific to these Anglican churches.
Leaders from other churches may also benefit from, and are welcome to undertake this training.
While much of the information and guidelines contained in the courses will be relevant in other churches, leaders who are not in a Sydney Anglican church should ensure they identify their own church/denomination’s applicable policies, codes and leadership roles as well as specific state laws at the relevant points in the training.
How does online training work?
Online training consists of self-paced modules and a live webinar. To complete this training you require a computer or other internet-connected device (e.g: a laptop, tablet or phone).
Click the ‘Register now‘ link on this page to register and set up your online account. Once registered, you will automatically be taken to the online training website.
Safe Ministry Essentials consists of four self-paced modules & a live webinar
Safe Ministry Refresher consists of two self-paced modules & a live webinar
2. Self-paced modules
Self-paced modules can be completed at your own pace and in your own time – you can come and go as you wish.
Allow approximately 45 mins – 1 hour to complete each module.
3. Live webinar (duration- 45 mins)
The final module consists entirely of a live and interactive webinar (a seminar via the web). The next scheduled webinars are listed below.
You will be able to register for a webinar after completing the self-paced modules.
You do not need any special equipment to participate in the webinar, but we do not recommend using a smartphone for this module – the small screen makes it quite difficult to participate fully.
Safe Ministry Essentials $15 for Anglicans of any Diocese | $17 for Other Denominations
Safe Ministry Refresher $10 for Anglicans of any Diocese| $12 for Other Denominations
Registration and payment are made online
Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal.
Churches who wish to subsidise or pay the whole cost for their members undertaking Safe Ministry Training can arrange to pay ahead and provide their member with a special code to use at the registration checkout. Please contact the Safe Ministry Training Administrator for details
The Professional Standards Unit is committed to seeing every church receive the training they need. Please contact us if the cost of training is prohibitive.
Below are the current dates available for the live webinar module in both Refresher & Essentials Online.
You will be able to register for the webinar of your choice after you have completed all the self-paced online modules.
Please note that webinars can fill fast – what is listed below is only an indication of the current availability.
(Note: all times are Australian Eastern Summer Time)
Tuesday 21st 7:30pm FULL
Thursday 22nd 7:30pm FULL
Saturday 24th 9:00am FULL
Wednesday 28th 7:30pm FULL
Saturday 7th 9:00am FULL
Tuesday 10th 7:30pm FILLING UP
Wednesday 11th 7:30pm
Thursday 12th 7:30pm
Monday 23rd 9:00am
Tuesday 24th 7:30pm
To register for Essentials and Refresher Online: