Upcoming Training

Disaster Ministry Training Seminars 

Why train with the DRCN?

See a five minute video here...

Core Training Courses in 2023

The Core (Induction) training courses for the DRCN for the first half 2023 will be held over two days on:

  • 14-15 February (Westmead)
  • 21-22 February (Orange)
  • 27-28 April (Canberra)

About the induction 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 Core Training 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

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

  • April 4 - Naomi Paget - Moral Injury (online through CRC)
  • April 5 - Naomi Paget - Crisis Care During Traumatic Grief (online through CRC)
  • April 16 - Susan Phalen - Grief Following Trauma (face to face at Sydney) register here 
  • May 24 - 25 - Stephen Robinson - Facing Fears in Pastoral Encounters (Zoom over two evenings) register here.