Supervised Theological Field Education provides a framework for reflection, action, and the integration of learning. It takes a specific context of ministry and focuses on how the application of skills gained and concepts explored during theological studies are now being integrated and applied. Students are required to engage in a pastoral placement, approved by the Director of Field Education, for a minimum of sixteen hours per week for two semesters (the unit must be taken in conjunction with DP 9067W in consecutive semesters).

Unit Code: DP9069W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Set ministry learning and personal development goals as demonstration of intentionality in ministry;


Articulate core aspects of their operational theology;


Constructively critique feedback from members of a congregation or agency;


Evaluate their ministry approach and actions with a supervisor, peer group, and/or congregational committee;


Integrate personal theological understanding and their ministry praxis;


Analyse the contribution of reflective practice in formation for ministry for themselves and others.

Unit sequence



Peer group sessions, congregational reflection groups, Supervisory sessions with accredited supervisors


Description Weight (%)

Goal setting document development – 750 words

case study reflection – 1500 words

case study reflections – 1500 words

end of year self-evaluation – 750 words

3000 word essay


Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-24 09:59:17 +1000