Clinical Pastoral Education (Specialist) (48 points)

Praxis Unit

Stirling Theological College 
Semesters 1 or 2, 2020
Days and times to be negotiated
Since 2015 students may receive credit for undertaking Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as part of a UDiv award only be enrolling in the CPE units: DP9100S or DP9273S.
Building on previous CPE studies, this unit allows the student to extend their skills into specialized contexts, such as aged care, mental health, palliative care and rehabilitation, community-based care, criminal justice, schools or the military. This specialist context will create a platform for further pastoral and theological development.

Census Dates

According to the CPE unit schedule 

How to Enrol

Students intending to enrol in CPE should contact the CPE Liaison Officer for information
  1. Student applies to a CPE Centre (of choice) for a place in the CPE programme
  2. Student attends an interview with the CPE Centre
  3. Successful Students receive a Letter of Offer
  4. Student arranges an interview with the Academic Dean and provides CTC with their CPE Centre Letter of Offer and officially enrols into a CPE unit
  5. CTC enrols Student into DP9170S and advises Stirling Theological College



  • DP9100S
  • This unit is available for students either after Level 1 or after Level 2 in order to develop their skills.


400 hours, either: 
  • Part-time: over 19-21 weeks (weekly)
  • Full-time: over 11 weeks (intensive) 


  • one 6,000-word report 30%
  • one 1,000-word journal 10%
  • one 2,500-word case study 10%
  • one 2,500-word mid-unit summative reflection 15%
  • one 2,500-word end-of-unit summative reflection 20%
  • one 1,500-word essay 15%