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).
1. Register: Click the ‘Register now‘ link on this page to register and set up your online account.
2. Self-paced modules: Complete the self-paced online modules for your chosen course.
Once you have registered, you are taken to the online training website and automatically logged into Module One of your chosen course e.g. Refresher.
These self-paced modules allow you to complete the initial part of the training at your own pace and in your own time. You can come and go from the self-paced modules as you wish, taking as long as you need to complete the material. We recommend that you allow approximately 45 mins – 1 hour to complete each module – although if you are already familiar with some of the material, you may find you complete a module in a shorter time.
3. Live webinar: Complete the final module of your chosen course- a live and interactive webinar (duration- 45 mins).
The final module consists entirely of a live webinar (a seminar via the web). After completing all the self-paced online modules, you will be able to book into a webinar at a date and time of your choice.
The next scheduled webinars are listed below.
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.
For your planning, here are the current dates available for the live webinar module in Refresher Online.
You will be able to register for the webinar of your choice after you have completed all the self-paced online modules.
(Note: all times are Australian Eastern Summer Time)
Wednesday 21st 7:30pm
Monday 5th 7:30pm
Tuesday 6th 7:30pm
Wednesday 7th 10:00am
Thursday 8th 7:30pm
Saturday 10th 9:00am
Tuesday 20th 7:30pm
Thursday 22nd 7:30pm
Saturday 24th 9:00am
To register for Essentials and Refresher Online: