Pastoral Care Education

An exciting opportunity for education and formation in Pastoral Care recognised and accredited towards theological studies through the University of Divinity is now available in regional Victoria.

A newly created South West Victoria Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Centre has been registered through the Association for Supervised and Clinical Pastoral Education Victoria (ASACPEV Inc.) thanks to Frs Gerry Prunty, John Fitzgerald and Paddy Mugavin as the advisory group and Bernadette Wurlod as the appointed CPE Centre Director.

In a small group setting (no more than five, no less than three), an extended part-time program will commence in February and conclude in November 2018.  Education will take place at St Thomas' Terang Parish Centre once a fortnight on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.  It is hoped that these programs can be offered annually.

At least four hours of weekly pastoral practice has been made available upon successful application, interviews and negotiation with pastoral leaders from Warrnambool Uniting Church, Our Lady Help of Christians Warrnambool East, St Joseph's Warrnambool, All Saints' Portland, Immaculate Conception Ararat, St Mary's Hamilton and St Patrick's Camperdown.

If you would like to add your organisation as a placement opportunity or if you require further information, please contact Bernadette Wurlod, ph. 0417 573 258 or email

Applications close on December 1, 2017.  Click here for the application form.