The Anglican Diocese of Riverina are committed to making sure our people are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to create and maintain safe ministry environments.
SAFE MINISTRY TRAINING
Safe Ministry training is compulsory for all Clergy, Parish Councillors, Wardens, SRE Teachers and any church workers or volunteers involved in ministry to children or vulnerable people. However, we encourage all parishioners to undertake this training.
Online training is now available to our Diocese, through the links found on the Diocese of Sydney website. This training is provided by NCCA, and consists of self-paced online modules, attendance at a webinar, followed by the completion of the final online module. Participants are required to register and pay the fee themselves when enrolling. A certificate will be issued to the participant on completion, which we ask is forwarded to the Diocesan registry office.
It must be noted that:
This training has been written for leaders serving in Anglican churches in the Sydney Diocese. Any reference to policies, ordinances, codes of conduct and certain leadership roles and well as government legislation and legal requirements are specific to these Anglican churches. Leaders from other churches may also benefit from, and are welcome to undertake this training. While much of the information and guidelines contained in the course will be relevant in other churches, leaders who are not in a Sydney Anglican church should ensure they identify their own church/denomination’s applicable policies, codes and leadership roles as well as specific state laws at the relevant points in the training.
Face to face option
In addition to the current online offering, face to face workshops are often offered through other denominations who utilise training which is recognised by the Anglican Diocese of Riverina. Please contact the registry office for more details about future dates of face to face workshops.