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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 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.

The Courses:

Safe Ministry Refresher

(up to 2.5  hours)
For  those  who  need  to  refresh  their  training.

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. 

How does online training work?

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



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


Purchase Access

Once logged in, purchase access to the course of your choice.


Self Paced Content

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


Live Webinar

Attend a live webinar to be able to complete your training (held on a number of days each month).

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

Register/Log in

Once you have registered (which you only need to do once), have logged in, and have purchased access to the course of your choice, you are taken to the ‘My Dashboard‘ page which has links to the course(s) you have access to and other helpful information about your training.
You should complete all the topics in your safe ministry training course (including the webinar) within 6 weeks from registering, and prior to your safe ministry training expiring if you are completing the Refresher course. For more information about training expiry see our FAQ page.


The self-paced topics of your course 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 content as you wish, taking as long as you need to complete the material – within an overall six week limit, which includes allowing for the live webinar.

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 either course 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 fully.



Anglicans of any diocese

$17 other denominations


Anglicans of any diocese

$12 other denominations

Webinar Dates

For your planning, here are the current dates available for the live webinar component of your online course. As webinars are live and interactive, numbers are limited in each session.
You will be able to register for the webinar of your choice after you have completed all the self-paced online content.

July 2018

Thursday 19th 7:30pm AEST FULL
Saturday 21st 9:00am AEST FULL
Tuesday 24th 7:30pm AEST FULL
Wednesday 25th 7:30pm AEST FILLING UP
Thursday 26th 7:30pm AEST additional session added due to high demand
Monday 30th 10:00am AEST additional session added due to high demand

Register for your Safe Ministry Training Account now,
or log in to purchase access to online courses:

Already logged in? Go to the ‘Training Info & Rego’ menu above and select ‘Buy access to courses’

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