Upcoming Training

Disaster Ministry Training Seminars 

Why train with the DRCN?

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Basic Training Courses in 2022

Recruitment (Basic Training) Courses for the DRCN have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions.  The following basic training courses have been slated for the first half of 2022, with face to face training subject to restrictions at the time.  

  • May 24-25 - Lismore (face to face)
  • May 25-26 - Tamworth (face to face)
  • June 7-8 - Ulladulla (face to face)

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

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

  • February 22 - Domestic and Family Violence Awareness for Chaplains and Pastoral Caregivers (one day Zoom). To purchase free tickets click here.
  • March 10 - Grief Following Trauma (one day, face to Face in Sydney) to register (by purchasing a free ticket) click here.

Registration for these courses is by purchasing free tickets from Humanitix.