Monday, 27 June 2022




Transforming Practices offers formation in Pastoral Supervision with a particular emphasis on developing reflective practice along with supervision skills. This training is particularly helpful for those who have at least five years’ experience in pastoral ministry, lay or ordained, and have been in regular supervision during that time themselves. It is not for everyone. If you are seeking a Graduate Certificate whose emphasis is on theory and that may become part of a Diploma or Master’s, you may want to consider another training body.


Transforming Practices runs a quality bespoke program that exceeds the requirements for accreditation with the Australian Association of Supervision (AAOS) and includes an opportunity to join the Community of Practice that is Transforming Practices when you have successfully completed your program.


Training to be a Pastoral Supervisor with Transforming Practices begins by participating in a Portfolio of Learning Day, followed by preparing your own Portfolio of Learning. Those whose portfolios demonstrate reflective capacity may then take part of the training programme. 


The Portfolio of Learning is a unique feature of the Transforming Practices Supervisor Education program and is specifically designed to build on, and develop the individual’s skills and experience. The supervisor formation comprises 5 two-day Modules on Transformative Learning, Ethical Practice, Theological Reflection, Theory and Practice, and Contextual Supervision, along with small group supervision practice. After successful completion of the first three modules students may begin to offer supervision while receiving regular supervision on their practice.


The next Portfolio of Learning Day will be held on Zoom, on Friday 7th October, 2022


If there are sufficient successful applicants, the Modules will begin early in 2023. The dates will be available at the time of the Portfolio of Learning day.


If you are interested you are invited to contact the registrar, John Collins via email: for more information.





Thursday, 24 February 2022

Seasonal Conversations for Pastoral Practice


Seasonal Conversations for Pastoral Practice

via Zoom 7pm  - 8:30pm

Spring Conversations

Wednesday 31 August 2022

Spirituality in Crisis. Coming Alongside in Trauma, ICU, Emergency, Transplants and Palliative Care  - with Joseph Park and Jo Sullivan

Summer Conversations

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Tapping into the Unconscious Through Art Making  - with Kate Thornley



BOOKINGS: via humanitix


PD Certificates available

$35 per session / $25 for TP Members



Saturday, 23 October 2021

As a Community of Practice, Transforming Practices is a group of active practitioners of Pastoral Supervision and related practices of Pastoral Care. Pastoral supervisors and practitioners can participate in a variety of ways in Transforming Practices as a community of practice.

Transforming Practices provides a meeting space in which they and other Pastoral Supervisors can come together to share the fruits of their best pastoral supervision practice, reflect with their colleagues on questions and challenges that emerge from their current practice, and provide support for each other to attain professional goals.

Training and


Apply for membership with Transforming Practices   Details

Facilitated Group Supervision for Pastoral Practitioners  Details