Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation
The Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation (GCGM) is designed for those seeking to learn the methods and skills of teaching meditation and meditative prayer in a variety of situations including primary and secondary schools, parishes, hospitals and other settings. The course includes the history and practice of meditation and lectio divina and provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual gifts.
This Course fulfills the membership requirements for Meditation Australia (MA).
Please note that individual applicants for MA membership must verify that they have completed a minimum of two years of personal meditation practice. 

Course Outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation:
  1. have knowledge of the practice of meditation and lectio divina in the Christian tradition;
  2. have knowledge of the relationship between spiritual and psychological factors and methods for developing them as an integrated whole;
  3. have capacity to critically engage with the Christian prayer tradition in relation to the contemporary context including other spiritual traditions and scientific perspectives;
  4. apply and assess appropriate models of prayer and meditation in various pastoral contexts;
  5. apply and reflect on the communication skills required to lead meditation in a range of contexts.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or
5 years relevant work experience or professional attainment


45 credit points, comprising:

Normal Duration

18 months (part-time)


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Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan, Associate Dean (Postgraduate and Research)