Online Training Information

Please Note
Safe Ministry training includes discussion of topics such as child abuse, family and domestic violence, abuse of power and bullying.
Contact the Safe Ministry Team if this training may cause you concern.

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:

Essentials

$20
  • Takes approx. 5 hours
  • For those doing Safe Ministry Training for the first time*
  • $30 for other denominations
  • *Junior leaders must complete Essentials when they turn 18

Refresher

$15
  • Takes approx. 3 hours
  • For those who have completed training* in the last 3yrs
  • $25 for other denominations
  • * Safe Ministry Essentials or Refresher

Junior Leaders

$No Charge
  • Takes approx. 2.5 hours
  • An introductory training course for leaders 13-17 years of age.
  • For Sydney Anglican Churches Only

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).

This training format is a convenient way to complete safe ministry training, but it may not suit everyone and it is not instant.

If you do not complete the whole course (self-paced topics, the live webinar and the final topic) within your enrolment period, you will need to re-enrol and re-start your training. For this reason we strongly recommend that you complete your training before your enrolment expiry date.

Click on the headings below to understand the difference between your Course enrolment period and Training expiry date. For more information you can also read this article in our Knowledge Base.

Course Enrolment Period

Your course enrolment period is the length of time you have access to your online course. This date is displayed in your account under Enrolment Expiry.

Your course enrolment period does not affect your safe ministry accreditation period, it only indicates when access to your online course will cease.

Training Expiry Date

Your training expiry date is when your safe ministry accreditation is no longer valid. This will be 3yrs from the date on your certificate (i.e., the date you last attended training which can also be found on My Course Dashboard in your safe ministry account).

In accordance with the Safe Ministry to Children Ordinance 2020, safe ministry training must be completed by (or before) your training expiry date. If your training has expired, you must complete Safe Ministry Essentials.


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

1

Create An Account

Create an account using the link from the menu at the top of this page (or log in if you already have an account).

Note: The email address used to create your account cannot be used by another account on our site.

2

Enrol In Your Course

Once logged in, enrol and pay for the course of your choice.
Your course enrolment (or access to your course) lasts for 6 months.

3

Self Paced Content

Complete the self-paced online content for your chosen course, then register for a webinar (see current dates below).

4

Webinar & Final Topic

Live webinars are held on a number of days each month.

After completing the webinar, you will be emailed instructions to access the final topic of your online course and complete your training.


Useful Information

Create an account and log in

Create your account, then log into it to enrol and pay for your course. You can then go to ‘My Course Dashboard‘ which contains links to your enrolled course(s) and other helpful information about your training.
You have a six month enrolment period in which you can access your course. You must complete your training and receive your certificate before your enrolment expires.

Self-Paced

The self-paced topics allow you to complete most of your training at your own pace and in your own time.
You will also need to allow time in your 6 month enrolment period to attend a live webinar and complete one final topic after the webinar, so don’t delay in completing all components of your course.
Note: If you are completing the Refresher course, you must complete it and receive your certificate prior to your safe ministry training expiry date. For more information about training expiry see our Knowledge Base.

Return any time

You can come and go from the self-paced content as you wish, but we recommend you complete the self-paced topics within 2-3 weeks.
If you return to continue the course, first log in and then access your course from the ‘My Course Dashboard‘ page.

Time

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.
Note: If you do not complete your course within six months you will need to re-enrol and start your training again.

Live Webinar

You can only book into a webinar after completing the self-paced content – upcoming webinar dates are listed below for your planning. After the webinar you will need to log into your course to complete the final topic and receive your certificate.
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.

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, the upcoming webinar dates are listed below. 

You will be able to register for a webinar after you have completed the self-paced topics in your online Essentials or Refresher course, so don’t delay in beginning your course after you enrol. We recommend you complete the self-paced topics within 2-3 weeks to make your training more meaningful.

NOTE: It may be 2 weeks in busy periods to find an available webinar date and we are unable to hold places open.

For helpful tips on webinars, see our Knowledge Base page

July 2024

v3.3 course

Wednesday 24th July, 7:30pm, AEST
Friday 26th July, 10:00am, AEST
FINAL WEBINAR v3.3 COURSE
Monday 29th July, 7:30pm, AEST

v3.4 course

Tuesday 23rd July, 7:30pm, AEST
Wednesday 31st July, 7:30pm, AEST

August 2024

Saturday 3rd August, 9:00am, AEST
Tuesday 6th August, 7:30pm, AEST
Thursday 8th August, 7:30pm, AEST

Monday 12th August, 7:30pm, AEST