Safe Ministry training can contain content that may cause distress. It includes discussion of topics such as child abuse, family and domestic violence, abuse of power and bullying.
Please contact the Safe Ministry Team (PSU) if this training may cause concern.
Sydney Anglican Diocese Training
This training has been written for leaders serving in Anglican churches in the Sydney Diocese. It is important to note that any reference to policies, ordinances, codes of conduct and certain leadership roles as well as government legislation and legal requirements are specific to these Anglican churches.
Leaders from other churches may also benefit from, and are welcome to undertake this training. While much of the information and guidelines contained in the courses will be relevant in other churches, leaders who are not in a Sydney Anglican church should ensure they identify their own church/denomination’s applicable policies, codes and leadership roles as well as specific state laws at the relevant points in the training.
- Takes up to 6 hours
- For those doing Safe Ministry Training for the first time*
- $60 for other denominations
- *Junior leaders must complete Essentials when they turn 18
- Takes up to 3.5 hours
- For those who have completed training* in the last 3yrs
- $30 for other denominations
- * Safe Ministry Essentials or Refresher
The cost covers training, resources and refreshments on the day (lunch is not provided).
The Professional Standards Unit is committed to seeing every church receive the training they need.
Please contact us if the cost of training is prohibitive.
How does face-to-face training work?
Face to face Safe Ministry Training is held several times a year in various locations around the Diocese of Sydney.
Create An Account
Click the ‘Create account’ link from the menu at the top of this page to set up your online training account – or log in if you already have an account.
Note: The email address used to create your account must be unique to that account. Duplicate addresses cannot be used.
Enrol In Your Course
Once logged in, enrol and pay for the course of your choice, then print your ticket.
Note that you MUST enrol and pay BEFORE the day of the course.
Head to location
Plan to arrive at the location of the training course in good time to sign in with your trainer.
Face-to-Face Training Events 2022
Face-to-face training events have resumed in 2022 – we will comply with the relevant government requirements at the time of each event.
Safe ministry training is also available online.
A training extension may be requested by those whose training is about to expire but who cannot complete online training – please speak to your Safe Ministry Representative for more information.
For current safe ministry training events:
- Numbers are limited and registration will close 48hrs prior to the event.
- Light refreshments will be available (lunch is not provided). You are welcome to bring your own food, particularly if you have dietary restrictions.
- Please bring a face mask if needed for social distancing or under government requirements (click here for more information).
Course enrolments open 4-5 weeks prior to the event
Course enrolments close 48hrs prior to the event
Saturday November 12th, 2022 | Enrolments now open
St Peter’s Anglican Church, Campbelltown | Essentials | 9.00am – 3.00pm
St Alban’s Anglican Church, Lindfield | Essentials | 9.00am – 3.00pm
Menai Anglican Church | Refresher | 9.00am – 12.30pm
The Factory – Springwood Anglican Church | Refresher | 9.00am – 12.30pm
St George’s Anglican Church, Gerringong | Refresher | 9.00am – 12.30pm
For everyone’s safety we recommend that anyone attending training be up-to-date with their vaccination, maintain good hygiene and adhere to physical distancing.
If you are exposed to COVID-19 prior to the event or if you are experiencing one or more symptoms consistent with a COVID-19 infection prior to the training, please follow the health advice on the NSW Health website (this may mean not attending an event).
In cases where you are unable to attend training and require a refund, or you wish to contact us about training, please click here.
To enrol in a face-to-face training event see ‘Next Steps’ further down this page.
Where to get help to enrol in training:
- Online Assistant – If you are not familiar with using computers or need assistance completing the online enrolment process, your first action should be to contact the Online Assistant in your church. Your Senior Minister will be able to direct you to them.
- Instruction guide – Follow this guide for step-by-step instructions on the face-to-face enrolment process.
- Support ticket – If further assistance is required, particularly for any technical issues, a Safe Ministry Team member can assist you via our support ticket system.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING COURSE ENROLMENT AND PAYMENT
Online enrolment and payment are REQUIRED for face-to-face training and will close 48hrs prior to an event.
We are unable to accept enrolment or payment at the event.
Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal – Direct Deposit is not available.
After payment is received, confirmation of your enrolment will be emailed to you.
If you experience any problems creating your account and enrolling in your course, or if you do not receive confirmation of your enrolment, please raise a support ticket prior to your event or an additional administration fee may be incurred.
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The Anglican Diocese of Sydney is a Training Provider for the NCCA Safe Church Program