Centre for Clinical Pastoral Education

Training and supervision in spiritual and pastoral care is offered through the Centre for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Peter Mac. The CPE is accredited with the Association for Supervised and Clinical Pastoral Education in Victoria (ASACPEV).

CPE is a program of education and formation for pastoral care practitioners conducted through the Spiritual Care Department. It is a recognised tertiary-level subject within the University of Melbourne's School of Divinity.

Participants in the CPE program develop pastoral professionalism, personal identity and skills through an experiential education process.

Peter Mac accepts both full- and part-time pastoral care internship placements:

Clinical Pastoral Education Centre

Dates for CPE programs 2022-23

SUMMER 2022/23  

Monday, November 14 – Friday, February 3, 2023

Full-time - 12 weeks (1 CPE unit) 

Closing date for applications:

Friday, September 2, 2022
FEES - $1850.00 (incl. GST)


NINE MONTH RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

Monday, February 13 – Friday, November 3, 2023

Full-time - (3 CPE units) (2 week break at conclusion of each unit)

Closing date for application:

Friday, November 11, 2022


AUTUMN 2023

Monday, February 13 - Friday, May 5, 2023

Full-time - 12 weeks (1 CPE unit)      

Closing date for applications:                                   

Friday, November 11, 2022


WINTER 2023

Monday, May 22 – Friday, August 5, 2023

Full-time - 11 weeks (1 CPE unit)   

Closing date for applications:

Friday, March 3, 2023


SPRING 2023

Monday, August 21 – Friday, November 3, 2023

Full-time - 11 weeks (1 CPE unit)

Closing date for applications:

Friday, June 2, 2023  

If you are taking any of these units as a component of your course through the University of Divinity, please contact your course co-ordinator for the fees. Please note that there will be no remuneration participating in the Residency Programme and education fees will not be levied


EXTENDED UNIT – SEMESTER I 2023

Wednesday, March 1– Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Part-time 3 days a week - 18 weeks (1 CPE unit)                                

Closing date for applications:                                                                                                   

FEES $1850.00 (incl. GST)
Friday, November 4, 2022


EXTENDED UNIT – SEMESTER II 2023

Wednesday, July 19 – Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Part-time 2 ½ days a week - 18 weeks (1 CPE unit)

Closing date for applications:

FEES $1850.00 (incl. GST)
Friday, June 2, 2023                                                                 

Enquries and applications to:

Ms. Paula Donnoli
Department Administrator, Spiritual Care Department
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Locked Bag 1, A’Beckett Street
Victoria 8006 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 855 95236
Email[email protected]