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:

Full-time CPE Program Dates 2020
  • Summer Unit 2019/20 full-time, 12 weeks (1 CPE unit) - Monday November 18 - Friday February 7 2020
    Closing date for applications Friday, September 6 2019 Fees $1,750 (inclusive GST)
  • Autumn Unit 2020 full-time, 12 weeks (1 CPE unit) - Monday, February 17 - Friday, May 8 2020​​​​​​​
    Closing date for applications is Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Winter Unit 2020 full-time, 11 weeks (1 CPE unit) - Monday, May 25 - Friday August 7 2020​​​​​​​
    Closing date for applications is Friday, March 6 2020
  • Spring Unit 2020 full-time, 11 weeks (1 CPE unit) - Monday, August 24 - Friday November 6 2020​​​​​​​
    Closing date for applications is Friday, 5 June 2020
  • Nine Month Residency Programme full-time (3 CPE units) - Monday February 17 - Friday November 6, 2020​​​​​​​
    Closing date for applications is Friday November 1, 2019
  • Summer 2020/21 fulltime, 12 weeks (1 CPE unit) - Monday November 16 - Friday February 5 2021
    Closing date for applications is Friday, September 4 2020 Fees $1,750 (inclusive GST)

 If you are taking any of these units as a component of your course through the University of Divinity, please contact your course coordinator for the fees.

Please note that there will be no remuneration participating in the Residency Programme and education will not be levied.

Part-time CPE Dates 2020

Extended Unit Semester I 2020 part-time 3 days a week, 18 weeks (1 CPE unit), Fees $1,750  (inclusive GST)

  • Wednesday March 2 - Wednesday July 3 2020​​​​​​
    Closing date for applications is Friday November 1, 2019

Extended unit-Semester II 2020 part-time 2 1/2 days a week, 20 weeks (1 CPE unit), Fees $1,750 (inclusive GST) -

  • Wednesday 20 July - Wednesday 4 December 2020  (No education on Wednesday 23 September and Wednesday 30 Sept).​​​​​​​
    Closing date for applications  is Friday, June 7 2020

The fees for 2020  part-time CPE programs are $1,750.  If you are taking any of these units as a component of your course through the University of Divinity, please contact your course coordinator for the fees.

Enquiries and Applications to:
Ms Paula Donnoli
Department Administrator, Spiritual Care Department
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Locked Bag1, A'Beckett Street
Victoria 8006 Australia

Phone: +61 3 8559 5236
Email: [email protected]