Training and education

Diocesan Leadership
Professional Development Program 2023


Welcome to the Office of Professional Standards and Safeguarding Professional Development (PD) Program for 2023.

Our PD training courses have been created for those throughout the diocese who are in leadership positions, including:

  • Clergy
  • Office of the Bishop
  • Catholic Education
  • CatholicCare
  • Parish/pastoral ministries

As part of our commitment to the Child Safe Standards and the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards, the Office of Professional Standards and Safeguarding offers a variety of PD training courses that empower our leaders with information and skills to meet and exceed the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

Attendance at training is mandatory under the direction of the bishop, and every leader within our diocese is required to complete a minimum of 10 units of PD per calendar year. Therefore, our aim is to provide a range of training options to meet your interests and needs.

To support your attedance, training is offered both online and face-to-face (at the Xaiver Centre, Wollongong). We encourage you to register early in order to ensure your participation in the program of your choice as our workshops are capped and positions are limited.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. For training inquiries, please email [email protected] or contact the team at our office on (02) 4222 2422.

Download the Diocesan Leadership Professional Development Program 2023 for full information on all the training modules, module descriptions, presenter biographies and location details.

Download PD Program 2023


Once you know what module(s) you would like to register for, complete the below online registration form. If a certain course doesn’t appear below, it may have already reached its maximum registration. If you’re still interested in attending, you may sign up to our cancellation list by emailing us at [email protected]


To register for a diocesan leadership module(s), please complete the online registration form below. Registration will close one week before each module date, or when a module has reached capacity, whichever occurs first. Details of your module and your unique workshop link (if on Zoom) will be shared 2-3 days prior through email.

If you have any questions, or if you need to cancel your enrolment for any reason, please email [email protected] as there is a limited capacity for each module and if you are unable to attend, your registration can be allocated to another person.