Clinical Pastoral Education Level 2 (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.
This unit builds on the foundational CPE unit, DP9100S Clinical Pastoral Education Level 1. To gain certification as having completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at this Advanced Level the Candidate will be required to meet with a selected panel of professional people including representatives of pastoral, supervisory and theological traditions. The panel’s task is to ensure the Candidate for Advanced Level Certification is competent in all four phases of the experiential cycle of learning. The Candidate for CPE Advanced Certification is required to engage in pastoral ministry in ways that demonstrate competence in each phase of the cycle of learning at an Advanced Level. At this meeting the Candidate will be required through prepared documents and personal interview to demonstrate concrete experience, reflective observation, pastoral and theological conceptualisation and active experimentation. At the Advanced Level freedom to depart responsibly from a Level 1 format is important, as is the Candidate’s personal security in the absence of well defined roles and boundaries.

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 DP9273S and advises Stirling Theological College



  • DP9100S or foundational unit of CPE completed before 31 December 2014; and 
  • permission to undertake the CPE unit at Advanced Level from the CPE Centre Director.


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


  • one 200-word Statement of Learning Goals 2.5%
  • one 1,000-word Faith/Spirituality and Ministry story 2.5%
  • one 2,500-word case study 5%
  • one 2,500-word mid-term evaluation paper 15%
  • eight spiritual care reports (6,000 words) 15%
  • one 2,500-word essay 15%
  • one 2,500-word final evaluation paper 20%
  • one Presentation to Panel 25%