The purpose of this unit is to provide the student with the opportunity to engage in supervised pastoral care to others, and then to reflect with supervisor(s) and peer(s) on his/her practice of ministry. Over a 12-week semester, the unit consists of, per week, 4–5 hours of pastoral care to people in a stipulated setting (e.g. parish, hospital, etc, or combination of places) as well as 3–4 hours in reflective writing, and 2 hours in consultation with the student’s pastoral supervisor and peer(s)/mentor(s).

Unit Code: DP1635L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Practicum

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate their approach to and style of pastoral care


Explain the theological/spiritual dimensions of pastoral care


Provide Christian care and counselling at a basic level


Reflect on and evaluate their pastoral practice

Unit sequence

Prerequisites: DP1008L Pastoral People 1


Ministry practice unit under supervision


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Weekly consultative and review sessions. 5 x 300 word equivalent visit / counsel reports

1500 40.0
Case Study

Pastoral care case study 2300words

2300 55.0

Personal reflection 200 words

200 5.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2020-01-14 15:07:54 +1100