Equipping for Service

Education & Training

You want to support your community but feel you need to be equipped? See below for some ways in which we can help you become better equipped through our various Education & Training pathways.

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

Education & Training Areas

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.

Upcoming Professional Learning Modules
Holistic Care

Learning how to respond appropriately to the needs of people facing a crisis or trauma related to mental health issues, depression, substance abuse and suicide ideation, is a significant need for people working in school, community and church-based settings. This course introduces you to the required knowledge, skills and self-care strategies.

This training consists of three workshops, covering the following modules:

Workshop 1 Thursday 11 April 2024

Module 1. Mental Health Response

Module 2. Trauma - Informed Care and Substance Abuse

Workshop 2 Thursday 11 July 2024

Module 3. Holistic Care of Self and Others

Module 4. Strengths and Values -Based Approach

Workshop 3 Monday 30 September 2024

Module 5. Grief and Loss

Module 6. Responding to Crisis

Workshops can be completed individually, or full modules (two topics) can be completed together.

Diversity and Equity: Workshops on Tuesday 9 July 2024 or Wednesday 2 October 2024

Diversity in Schools, the community and in the work place is fundamental to social, economic, and psychological well-being. Although there are legal frameworks around many aspects of diversity and inclusion, we all play a huge role in improving it for everyone. This course guides the individual around diversity, inclusion, and unfair discrimination.

Course delivery mode: One online module + an optional additional 1 hour online workshop.

Working with Other Cultures: Workshops on Wednesday 10 July 2024 or Thursday 3 October 2024

This module addresses our multicultural reality, and will help you to better understand other faiths and views.  It will also help you to engage authentically and respectfully with people from backgrounds and cultures different to your own.

Course delivery mode: One online module + an optional additional 1 hour online workshop.

Theological Reflection: Workshops on Wednesday 10 April 2024 or Monday 8 July 2023

This module explores the ways our experience, faith and reading of Scripture interact with the beliefs we form and the way we serve others. In this training, you will be able to identify the influences on your current practice and discuss how your experience of caring for others has challenged your understanding of God or life.

Course delivery mode: One online module + an optional additional 1 hour online workshop.

Aviation Chaplaincy: Workshops on Tuesday 9 April 2024 or Tuesday 1 October 2024

This module is for all new aviation chaplains and volunteers. This course will instruct you about a range of characteristics, skills, and procedures relevant to your role as a Chaplain. This course provides an introduction to the legal and ethical requirements while carrying out the role of support for others at the airport.

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 an accredited RTO in partnership with Korus Connect, this training provides successful candidates with statements of attainment in the units CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs and CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues.

If you are interested in the next session of this training please contact us and register your interest.

Contact us via email to enquire at training@korusconnect.org.au

Energise Community Impact
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 Department of Education and Training (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.

Next session: Wednesday 14 February 2024. Note this includes some online pre-work prior to the 2 hr workshop.
Other dates: Wednesday 5 June 2024 and Wednesday 20 November 2024.
Please contact us and register your interest.

More Information
Contact Us

Interested in learning more? See more about Holistic Care and other courses
Call us on (03) 9811 0999 or email us at training@korusconnect.org.au