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Pastoral Education in Australia (ASPEA Inc)


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CPE is defined by the ASPEA Inc Standards

ASPEA Inc’s Standards address requirements for basic unit, Advanced and Supervisory accreditation. (download pdf here) The following extract from the Standards of ASPEA Inc refers to a basic unit of CPE.

about Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)


The CPE program is accredited as a basic unit by the Association for Supervised Pastoral Education in Australia Inc. Successful completion of the unit can be credited as a subject for the Bachelor of Theology degree with teaching institutions associated with the Melbourne College of Divinity and other bodies. CPE participants seeking such credit should consult with the relevant teaching institution.

Placement Options
The hours of pastoral practice (Standards 1.3.3) can be undertaken in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, parishes, welfare institutions, tertiary institutions and industry.