Application Process

The application process begins by submitting a written application to one of our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Centres. Your application will include a cover sheet and several reflective essays including an account of your life experiences, the development of your spiritual/religious/philosophical perspectives, your professional or work history, a description of a time of crisis in your own life, a description of how you helped another person in crisis, and your understanding of CPE.
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Once your completed application has been received, it will be reviewed and you may be invited for an interview.  During the interview we will assess your ability to reflect on your life and practice, your level of professionalism, your learning style and how you might use your CPE experience in your professional practice. Shortly after the interview you will be notified whether or not you have been accepted into the course.
Upon acceptance, you will be provided with a list of documents and tasks which will need your prompt attention. These include health assessments/ immunisations and background checks (police clearance and working with children check) and any other matters as required by the CPE Centre or clinical placement.

Please find application forms and other materials on our centre’s websites. Please direct your completed application as well as any questions you may have directly to one or both of the email addresses below.

Royal Perth Hospital - CPE Centre

RPH Triangle RGB (SCREEN) M150828001

Website: Click to visit

Contact: Michael Hertz
Wellbeing and CPE Educator

For more information, upcoming program dates and application materials, visit the Royal Perth Hospital website CPE page

Perth Community CPE Centre

The part time CPE Program May to September 2019 is now fully subscribed

Upcoming CPE Programs

A part time CPE program will commence in early November 2019 and conclude in early April.

Closing Date is August 31 2019

The Clinical Placement can be either in the applicant’s current work place where pastoral already is being offered [ subject to meeting the requirements of the CPE program] or a placement can be negotiated with several Perth based pastoral service providers

Contact: Centre Director Michelle Benjamin

Email: for an Application Package and more information

St. John of God Health Care - WA CPE Centre
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Website: Click to visit

Upcoming CPE Programmes:
CPE Programmes will not be offered in 2019

Contact: Michelle Benjamin, Centre Director


Application Documents:
SJGHC CPE Application Form