Upcoming Training

Disaster Ministry Training Seminars 

Why train with the DRCN?

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Basic Training Courses in 2022

The final Basic (Induction) training for the DRCN for 2022 will be held by Zoom over two days on:

  • October 18 and 19

About the basic training courses
These two-day training seminars are designed to give world’s best practice in disaster recovery ministry, with a solid
understanding of what the issues are in ministering to people in trauma, disaster in particular.
It is open to all clergy, commissioned pastoral carers and institutional chaplains.
Those attending, and fulfilling the requirements, have the option of joining the DRCN which allows them to
minister in evacuation and recovery centres and better connect to the needs of disaster-affected people locally
and elsewhere.
The training is free of charge (costs covered by the NSW Government) and includes the cost of lunch and morning
and afternoon tea. Registration is essential. Both days are to be attended from 9am to 4.30pm.

Training in the DRCN is available to ministry agents (ordained or equivalent or in institutional chaplaincy) from a number of faith groups (to see the list of eligible organisations click here)  

Applying for Basic Courses 

To apply to join a basic course, click on this link to access a Dropbox folder containing application instructions, application and nomination forms as well as more information about the DRCN.  If you have any queries contact us by email at 

Advanced Courses

Our training schedule for advanced courses into 2023 will be released before the end of November 2022.

These are available only to people who have completed the Basic Course and been accredited as DRCN chaplains (or by special request via email).