MIN406 Group and Peer Supervision (8)

This subject introduces students to the principles and practice of group and peer supervision which complement individual professional and pastoral supervision. Students will be helped to grow in the skills of facilitating group and peer supervision.
Students will learn how group and peer supervision can optimise reflective learning processes, provide supervisors with opportunities continuing professional development in their supervision practice, and enhance the importance of collaborative peer networks for advanced professional supervisors.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MIN406. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Theology



Subject Relationships

MIN503 Prerequisite subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to define and differentiate between individual, group and peer supervision;
  • be able to analyse current models of group and peer supervision, and relate theories of group and peer supervision to their own professional and ministry setting;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of reflective practice to group and peer supervision and its relationship to models of professional/pastoral supervision;
  • be able to relate principles of relational and inter-personal dynamics to group and peer supervision;
  • be able to develop a personal approach to group and peer supervision supported by current literature and research; and
  • be able to evaluate their strengths and areas for growth in the provision of group and peer supervision in the light of feedback from lecturers and fellow students.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to theories and models of group and peer supervision
  • Survey of contemporary practices of group and peer supervision
  • Comparative group and peer-based approaches (e.g., coaching, mentoring, spiritual direction)

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MIN406 in Session 1 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assessment item 1 - critical review value: 20% due
Skills critique
Comparative essay

Residential School

This subject contains a 2 day Compulsory Residential School.

This subject will have a 2 day compulsory residential school in order to meet external professional accreditation requirements.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.