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Catechist Training Courses

There are three main certification courses offered by the CCD for Catechists and Catechists-in-training - Level I, Level II and the diploma level, Level III. Training is an important aspect of the Catechist ministry and some of the knowledge and skills that you acquire will prove to be absolutely invaluable. Topics range from the basics of Christology to Classroom management and how to engage the children.

These courses have no cost to participants. Morning tea is generally provided. Participants to bring their own lunch.

It is a pre-requisite of becoming a Catechist to at least complete Level I. 

Catechist Training Courses for 2015

Level I Level II Level III
(Diploma Level)

Topics Covered:

- Child Protection Training
- SRE in the Parish & School
- Classroom Skills - Behaviour Management & Questioning
- Teaching Authority of the Church
- Development of the Child & Adolescent
- Children With Special Needs
- Introduction to the Bible
- Using an Authorised Curriculum
- Mission and Ministry of the Catechist
- SMARTBoard Training
- Practicing Classroom Techniques
- Using Visual Aids
- Prayer, music & song in SRE
- Living our Faith

Topics Covered:

- The Story of God's People (Jewish Foundations)
- The Story of God's People (Christian Foundations)
- Living our Faith: Christian Response
- Gospel Narratives (The Christmas Story)
- Gospel Narratives (The Easter Story)
- Faith & Belief: Understanding other Denominations

- Catechesis & Religious Education
- Dimensions of Child Development
- Children with Special Needs
- Growing in Faith: Stages of Development
- Faith Education of Children
- Helping Children Learn about the Church
- Moral Development & Values Education
- Story, Song and Symbol in SRE
- Teaching Children the Liturgical Year
- Christian Initiation of Children
- Celebrating Sacraments of Initiation

Topics Covered:

- Creation: Work of the Trinity
- Reconciliation: Forgiveness of Sins, Healing
- Morality: Life in the Spirit
- Christ: Heart of Catechesis
- Church: Mission of Holy Spirit
- Communion: Eucharist - Source & Summit

Upon completion of Level III, if a catechist
has also completed Level I & II, they will be eligible for the Diploma.

FOR 2015


Level II is only offered on alternate years. It was offered in 2014 and
will be offered again in 2016.


July 27,
Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Aug 14, 21, 28
Sept 4, 11, 18



Enrol today by calling Cindy Oliver on 4640 8550

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:45

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