Safe Ministry with Children Training for Training Facilitators. 

Module 9: Lay Worker Refresher Training for Facilitators: 

Why Training is Important

Carers, parents or guardians of children and vulnerable adults (children and adults with disabilities, the elderly, children and adults experiencing domestic and family violence, children and young people) should be able to expect the same degree of understanding of safe ministry care at all Uniting Churches in Queensland. All people working with children and vulnerable adults must complete Safe Ministry with Children (SMC) training before commencing a role and must maintain currency of training to remain compliant with legislation.

Course Eligibility Requirements

The following mandatory pre-requisites must be met, in order to be eligible to undertake this course: 

  1. You must have previously obtained permission from your presbytery to undertake the role of Training facilitator for your presbytery; and
  2. You must have completed your initial Training to become a Training Facilitator within the last 15 months; and
  3. You must have completed all seven (7) modules of Lay Worker Training within the last 26 months; and
  4. You must have facilitated or co-facilitated at least one Safe Ministry with Children Training session within the last 12 months. 

Course Information

The expected duration is 2 hours. This course is self-paced. Refresher training for SMC Training Facilitators must occur annually. This course covers the Refresher Training requirements to be completed by Facilitators, which will enable Facilitators to remain current with legislation and continue to deliver training to Lay Workers.  There are several activities that you can complete to help you refresh your knowledge and skills and support you in your role in Facilitating training for volunteers. 

Instructions to Students for Module 9

  1. To complete this module, you must complete the Quiz and achieve a mark of 18/20 or 80%. Multiple attempts at the quiz are allowed. 
  2. Complete, print and sign the Mandatory Reporting for Lay Workers
  3. Complete, print and sign the Statement of Personal Commitment
  4. Provide a copy of both completed signed documents above to your presbytery
  5. Provide evidence of having facilitated at least one Safe Ministry with Children Training session in the last 12 months. 
Obtain a certificate: Please provide a complete signed copies of the Personal Statement of Commitment and the Mandatory Reporting Process for Lay Workers as well as evidence of facilitating a prior training session, to your presbytery office to obtain your certificate, once you have completed this course. 

Module 11: Ministry Agent Refresher Training for Facilitators: 

Why Training is Important 

Carers, parents or guardians of children and vulnerable adults (children and adults with disabilities, the elderly, children and adults experiencing domestic and family violence, children and young people) should be able to expect the same degree of understanding of safe ministry care at all Uniting Churches in Queensland. All people working with children and vulnerable adults must complete Safe Ministry with Children (SMC) training before commencing a role and must maintain currency of training to remain compliant with legislation. 

Course Eligibility Requirements

The following mandatory pre-requisites must be met, in order to be eligible to undertake this course: 

  1. You must have previously obtained permission from your presbytery to undertake the role of Training facilitator for your presbytery; and
  2. You must have completed your initial Training to become a Training Facilitator within the last 15 months; and
  3. You must have facilitated or co-facilitated at least one Safe Ministry with Children Training session within the last 12 months; and
  4. You must have completed all three (3) modules of Ministry Agent Training within the last 13 months; or
  5. You must have completed ministry agent refresher training within the last 13 months
Course Information

The expected duration is 2 hours. This course is self-paced. Refresher training for SMC Training Facilitators must occur annually. This course covers the Refresher Training requirements to be completed by Facilitators, which will enable Facilitators to remain current with legislation and continue to deliver training to Ministry Agents.  There are several activities that you can complete to help you refresh your knowledge and skills and support you in your role in Facilitating training for Ministry Agents. 

 Instructions to Students for Module 11

  1. To complete this module, you must complete the Quiz and achieve a mark of 24/30 or 80%. Multiple attempts at the quiz are allowed. 
  2. Complete, print and sign the Mandatory Reporting  for Ministry Agents
  3. Complete, print and sign the Ministry Agent Statement of Commitment
  4. Complete, print and sign the Obligations for Ministry Agents
  5. Provide a copy of each of the completed signed documents above to your presbytery
  6. Provide evidence of having facilitated at least one Safe Ministry with Children Training session in the last 12 months. 
Obtain a certificate: Please provide a complete signed copies of the Ministry Agent Statement of Commitment, Obligations for Ministry Agents,  and the Mandatory Reporting Process for Ministry Agents as well as evidence of facilitating a prior training session, to your presbytery office to obtain your certificate, once you have completed this course.

Module 10: Ministry Agent Training Modules for Facilitators: 

NOTE: Ministry Agents wishing to become a Training Facilitator must contact their presbytery to gain approval to enrol in this course. 

 Why Training is Important

Carers, parents or guardians of children and vulnerable adults (children and adults with disabilities, the elderly, children and adults experiencing domestic and family violence, children and young people) should be able to expect the same degree of understanding of safe ministry care at all Uniting Churches in Queensland. All Ministry Agents are designated as 'religious representatives' under state legislation and have obligations and responsibilities additional to their obligations and responsibilities for the Uniting Church. 

Course Eligibility Requirements

The following mandatory pre-requisites must be met, in order to be eligible to undertake this course: 

  1. You must have obtained permission from your presbytery; and 
  2. You must be prepared to facilitate or co-facilitate at least one Safe Ministry with Children Training session within each      12-month period; and
  3. You must have completed all three (3) modules of Ministry Agent Training within the last 13 months; or
  4. You must have completed ministry agent refresher training within the last 13 months.

Course Information

The expected duration is 3 hours. This course is self-paced. This course has been designed to train Facilitators to deliver the training modules required to be completed by all Ministry Agents working or volunteering within the Uniting Church. There are several activities that you can complete, and a number of resources available to help you apply your knowledge and skills, to your role in Facilitating Training for Ministry Agents. 

 Instructions to Students for Module 10 

  1. To complete this module, you must complete the Quiz and achieve a mark of 24/30 or 80%. Multiple attempts at the quiz are allowed. 
  2. Open and read the Mandatory Reporting  for Ministry Agents
  3. Complete, print and sign the Ministry Agent Statement of Commitment
  4. Open and read the Obligations for Ministry Agents
  5. Provide a copy of the completed signed Ministry Agent Statement of Commitment above to: safeministrywithchildren@ucaqld.com.au
  6. Provide evidence of having observed at least one full Safe Ministry with Children Training for Ministry Agents.

Obtain a certificate: Competency for this course is approved by the Safe Church Assurance and Support Officer. To obtain a certificate, please provide evidence of completing/ achieving the tasks listed in 1-6 above in order to obtain competency. A certificate will be provided by the Safe Church Assurance and Support Officer once all of the conditions have been met. 

NOTE: Persons wishing to become a Training Facilitator must contact their presbytery to gain approval to enrol in this course. 

Why Training is Important

Carers, parents or guardians of children and vulnerable adults (children and adults with disabilities, the elderly, children and adults experiencing domestic and family violence, children and young people) should be able to expect the same degree of understanding of safe ministry care at all Uniting Churches in Queensland. All people working or volunteering with children and vulnerable adults must complete Safe Ministry with Children (SMC) training before commencing a role and must maintain currency of training to remain compliant with legislation.

Course Eligibility Requirements

The following mandatory pre-requisites must be met, in order to be eligible to undertake this course: 

  1. You must have obtained permission from your presbytery; and 
  2. You must have completed all seven (7) modules of Lay Worker Training within the last 26 months; and
  3. You must be prepared to facilitate or co-facilitate at least one Safe Ministry with Children Training session within each 12-month period.

Course Information

The expected duration is 3 hours. This course is self-paced. This module has been designed to train Facilitators to deliver the training modules required to be completed by all Lay Workers - persons working or volunteering with children and vulnerable adults within the Uniting Church. There are several activities that you can complete to help you refresh your knowledge and skills, and support you in your role in Facilitating training for Lay Workers and Volunteers.

 Instructions to Students for Module 8

  1. To complete this module, you must complete the Quiz and achieve a mark of 24/30 or 80%. Multiple attempts at the quiz are allowed. 
  2. Open and read the document Mandatory Reporting  for Lay Workers
  3. Complete, print and sign the Personal Statement of Commitment
  4. Open and read the document Obligations for Lay Workers
  5. Provide a copy of the completed signed Personal Statement of Commitment above to: safeministrywithchildren@ucaqld.com.au
  6. Provide evidence of having observed at least one full Safe Ministry with Children Training for Lay Workers.

Obtain a certificate: Competency for this course is approved by the Safe Church Assurance and Support Officer. To obtain a certificate, please provide evidence of completing/ achieving the tasks listed in 1-6 above in order to obtain competency. A certificate will be provided by the Safe Church Assurance and Support Officer once all of the conditions have been met.