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 OR
Helen Vester
Wellbeing and CPE Educators


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

Perth Community CPE Centre

A Part time CPE Program  July 2022 – December 2022 led by Michelle Benjamin. Applications are now closed.

A part-time CPE program 29 August 2022 – 27 January 2023 led by Helen Vester. Click HERE for more information.
Contact: Helen Vester (Clinical Pastoral Educator)
Email: for an application package.

Further part-time CPE programs will be offered in 2023 by both Michelle and Helen.
Contact: Centre Director Michelle Benjamin
Email: for more information.