We provide Safe Church training to all Uniting Church Ministry leaders and Church Council representatives so they can maintain safe places and programs, and to congregation Safe Church Persons.

Safe Church training during Covid19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Synod has suspended all face to face Safe Church Training.

Online Safe Church Awareness Training

Safe Church Awareness training is available for anyone requiring either initial or refresher training.  The Zoom training is conducted as 2 x 90-minute sessions with a break. Both sessions need to be completed from the same course number, and not split.  

A workbook will be posted before your training session.

Cost of the workbook is $20.00. Once your registration is received you will be emailed an invoice.

Saturday Training

Course No Date Time Session 1 Time Session 2
SCTA Z 02 Sat 10 October 2020 - FULL 10:30 – 12:00 1:15 – 2:45
SCTA Z 04 Sat 21 November 2020 - FULL 10:30 – 12:00 1:15 – 2:45


Wednesday Evening Training -

Course No Time Session1 Session 2
SCTA Z 03 7:30 – 9:00 Wed 14 October 2020 - FULL Wed 21 October 2020 - FULL


All upcoming courses are now full. If you would like to be notified of any future courses, please click on the Expression of Interest button below to register your interest.


Request training

You can also contact the Safe Church Unit to request training by calling Monique Mumby on (02) 8267 4325 or email SafeChurch@nswact.uca.org.au 

All ministry leaders (including ministers and pastors) in church-run programs/events with direct contact with children or other vulnerable people, as well as representatives from the pastoral and practical oversight of each congregation.

For a Church Council this means that at least some members must be Safe Church trained.

Safe Church Contact Persons also undergo training to support them in their role. If you need to know more information about training call (02) 8267 4325 or email SafeChurch@nswact.uca.org.au 

Yes. Any Uniting Church member of a faith community, congregation or presbytery can request to attend Safe Church training.


Training is conducted through Safe Church Awareness Workshops. For those required to undergo training, this involves an initial workshop followed by a refresher course every 3 years.

The Safe Church Awareness Zoom course is followed up by a face to face refresher in 12 months.

The training covers duty of care, child protection, protecting vulnerable people, understanding and responding to abuse including reporting, safe leadership, recruitment and supervision practices and relevant policies and procedures.

The Uniting Church, along with a number of other churches are party to the Safe Church Training Agreement (SCTA). The Safe Church Training Agreement (SCTA) facilitates quality, sustainable, accessible, safe church workshops for local church leaders. The SCTA is an initiative of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

The following online courses are endorsed by the SCTA and are therefore endorsed as alternatives to Safe Church Training provided by the Uniting Church. The course content will be consistent with ours. Please ensure you submit your certificate from these courses to the congregation or agency which requires you to do the training. The fee for these courses is similar to the cost of UCA face to face training.

The Lutheran Churchwide

Professional Standards Department presents this Safe Church Level 1 online training. Register here. This online training via iLearn will comprise of three sessions:

  • Session 1 - Standards of Ethical Behaviour
  • Session 2 - Introduction to Safety Management
  • Session 3 - Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Anglican Church

Online Training Courses. Register here.

Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT

Online Training Courses. Register here.