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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 Church 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.

The Courses:

Safe Ministry Essentials

(up to 4.5  hours)
For  those undertaking Safe Ministry Training for the first time*
or re-training after more than 3 years.
*Junior leaders must complete Safe Ministry Essentials when they turn 18


Safe Ministry Refresher

(up to 2.5  hours)
For  those  who  have completed Safe Ministry Essentials and need  to  refresh  their  training.


Safe Ministry Junior Leaders

(up to 2.5  hours)
An introductory training course for leaders between 14-18 years of age.
Details here

Which Course should I do?

 See our Training Information page for a description of each course and which one is relevant for your situation, particularly if you are a younger leader or if your safe ministry accreditation has expired.

For further information you can also visit our Knowledge Base.

How does online training work?

Online training consists of self-paced topics and a live webinar (seminar via the web). To complete your online course you require a computer or other internet-connected device (e.g: a laptop or a tablet – although we do not recommend a phone).

Online training provides a convenient way to complete safe ministry training, but it is not instant. You must allow time to complete all the components of your online training and you will have a 6 week enrolment period in which to do this. Failing to complete all the components of your online course within this enrolment period may require you to purchase access to your training again to complete your course.

Please refer to the information below to understand how the online training process works.


Create an account

Create an account: Click the ‘Create an account’ link at the bottom of this page to set up your online training account – or log in if you already have an account. Note: The email address used to create your account must be unique to that account. Duplicate addresses cannot be used.



Once logged in, enrol and pay for the course of your choice.


Self Paced Content

Complete the self-paced online content for your chosen course.


Live Webinar

Attend a live webinar. These are held on a number of days each month (see current dates below). 24 hours after attending a webinar, there is one final topic to complete your online Essentials or Refresher course.

There is a short ‘Training Overview’ course which must be completed before access to Refresher or Essentials is granted.

Create an account/Log in

Once you have created your account and logged in, enrol and pay for your course. You will then be taken to the ‘My Dashboard‘ page which contains links to your enrolled course(s) and other helpful information about your training.
You have a 6 week enrolment period in which to complete all the topics in your safe ministry training course (including the webinar and one final topic). If you are completing the Refresher course, ensure you complete your online course prior to your safe ministry training accreditation expiring. For more information about training expiry see our Knowledgebase.


The self-paced topics of your course allow you to complete most of your training at your own pace and in your own time, and you can come and go from the self-paced content as you wish.
Note: there is also a live webinar and one final topic that must be completed as part of your course within the overall six week enrolment period.

Return any time

If you return to continue the course, first log in and then access your course from the ‘My Dashboard‘ page.


Each topic will vary in the time it will take – but if you are already familiar with some of the material, you may find you move through some parts of the course in a shorter time.


Live webinar: The second last topic of Refresher and Essentials consists entirely of a 45 minute live webinar (a seminar via the web).
After completing the self-paced content, you will be able to book into a webinar at a date and time of your choice.
The next scheduled webinars are listed below for your planning. As it may be 2 weeks or more (in busy periods) before you can get into a webinar, please allow for this possible delay.
You do not need any special equipment like a microphone or webcam to participate in the webinar, but do not use a smartphone for the webinar – the small screen makes it impossible to participate as required for this component of the training.



Anglicans of any diocese

$17 other denominations


Anglicans of any diocese

$12 other denominations

Webinar Dates

A webinar is a seminar via the web. This is a live and interactive component of your online course, therefore numbers are limited in each session.

For your planning, we have provided an indication of the upcoming webinar sessions below. You will be able to register for the webinar of your choice after you have completed the self-paced topics in your online Essentials or Refresher course.

NOTE: The beginning of the year is a busy time for training and these webinars will fill fast. Please do not delay in beginning your training after you enrol, to ensure you complete all the components of your course in your 6 week enrolment period.

March 2019

Thursday 14th, 7:30pm AEDT
Tuesday 19th, 7:30pm AEDT
Thursday 21st, 7:30pm AEDT
Saturday 23rd, 9:00am AEDT
Tuesday 26th, 7:30pm AEDT
Thursday 28th, 7:30pm AEDT

April 2019

Tuesday 2nd, 7:30pm AEDT
Thursday 4th, 10.00am AEDT
Tuesday 9th, 7:30pm AEST
Thursday 11th, 7:30pm AEST
Saturday 13th 9.00am AEST



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