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CCD Level 1 Catechist Course – Wollongong

Start Date: Monday 12 February, 2024
End Date: Monday 11 March, 2024
Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Venue: Xaiver Conference Centre
Topic: Level 1 Catechist Course
Cost: Free

The Level 1 course is mandatory for all new SRE catechists (teachers and helpers). Experienced catechists are also welcome to attend to refresh skills and knowledge. The course will run Xaiver 9:30am–1:30pm for five weeks on Mondays in Wollongong on the following dates:

  • 12 February 2024 (This first day will include the Child Protection and Classroom Management training which is required of all SRE catechists every 3 years. There is a sepatrate registration for this below.)
  • 19 February 2024
  • 26 February 2024
  • 4 March 2024
  • 11 March 2024

About the training

The Department of Education requires all SRE teachers to complete Child Protection and Classroom Management training on a regular basis. In the Diocese of Wollongong, we expect catechists to update this training every 3 years.

The NSW Conference of Bishops has mandated that all SRE catechists complete the following 9 modules of training:

  • Child Protection
  • The SRE Teacher in Parish & School
  • The Development of the Child and Adolescent
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Using an Authorised Curriculum
  • The Mission and Ministry of the Catechists
  • Classroom Skills – Questioning and Behaviour Management
  • The Teaching Authority of the Catholic Church


Xaiver Conference Centre
Street Address
38 Harbour Street, Wollongong