Equipping for Service

Education & Training

From those who desire to volunteer an hour a week to those with a calling into full-time vocational ministry, we hope to offer something for everyone through our Education & Training pathways.

Education & Training equips volunteers and professionals to fulfill a diverse range of roles within their local communities.

About Education & Training

Korus Connect partners with other ministry and training organisations in providing ongoing professional development and formal training to support volunteers and professionals in the local community.

Learning opportunities are scaffolded to allow a person, if they choose, to progress from being a volunteer representing the local community to fulfilling a specific community role.

Providing people with the skills and know-how to prepare them for community work is important, but developing the whole person for this work is critical. That's why spiritual formation and the Korus Connect philosophical framework underpins all Education & Training offerings.

Education & Training Areas

Accredited Training

Vocational Chaplaincy Skills will equip you to serve in community and school settings in pastoral care and Chaplaincy roles.

This training will help you "get Chaplaincy ready." It provides the knowledge and skills to build relationships, act legally and ethically, and provide pastoral care with an understanding of mental health issues and referral skills. It aims to give you the confidence to support others holistically, mentally, physically and spiritually.

Offered by Wesley Vocational Institute (RTO Code 90091) in partnership with Korus Connect, this training provides successful candidates with statements of attainment in the units CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues and CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs.

Check out the details for our upcoming training in June or please click here for further information.

Volunteer Training

School Ready Training will equip church and community volunteers to serve safely and effectively in schools.

Designed to provide you with a purpose and rationale for schools-based service, you will gain a stronger understanding of the school context and the unique contribution you can make to your local school community. In order to provide the most appropriate and effective support, you need to be 'school ready' with a knowledge of DET school policies, guidelines and legislation.

This training also supports churches and community groups in managing risk and compliance by protecting volunteers, the church and the local school.

Community Ready Training equips church and community volunteers to serve safely and collaboratively in their community.

Like the 'School Ready' program, this training supports churches and community groups in managing risk and compliance by protecting volunteers, the church and the local school.

Special Religious Instruction (SRI) Training accredits volunteers to serve in schools through providing SRI.

The training introduces you to the school context and gives a clear understanding of the contribution you can make to your school community. Building effective relationships, running an SRI session and facilitating games are some of the topics covered. SRI program materials are provided, as is training in all relevant DET school policies, guidelines and legislation.

Professional Learning Modules

Click here to view dates for our professional learning modules for 2020.

Responding to Crisis (8-9 April)

Offering effective responses to thoughts of suicide, navigating the impact of suicide and de-escalating heightened situations.

Culture, Worldview and Difference (8-9 July)

This module addresses our multicultural reality. What does it mean to engage respectfully with those from backgrounds, orientations or worldviews different to our own?.

Theological Reflection (10 July)

This module explores the way our experience, faith and reading of Scripture interact with the beliefs we form and the way we serve others.

Attending to Grief and Loss (22-23 January)

Exploring the impact of grief and loss on individuals, families, and communities, and how to respond to grief and loss in your context.

Spiritual Wellbeing (21 January)

Spiritual Wellbeing is an area of holistic wellbeing that is widely acknowledged, yet often neglected or misunderstood. Spiritual Wellbeing plays a central role in helping people to explore and develop a sense of identity, purpose, connection, belonging, meaning and hope.

Whole Conference

The Whole Conference is a Christian pastoral care conference with a focus on community transformation. As a collaborative initiative of Korus Connect and SU Victoria, the Conference is aimed at equipping, motivating and inspiring Christian Chaplains, youth workers, pastors, mentors, wellbeing workers, and others in pastoral care in the church and community.

Find out more on the Whole Conference website here.

More Information
Contact Us

Interested in learning more? Call us on (03) 9811 0999 or email us at training@korusconnect.org.au.