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.

Online Safe Church Awareness Training

Safe Church Awareness online 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.

There are no online training sessions currently available

Face-to-Face Training

Refresher $20 | Full $25


If you wish to attend training, click on the register button below


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 

The following groups of people must do Safe Church Training

  • All ordained ministers or individuals engaged as religious leaders or spiritual officers irrespective of whether they are involved in working directly with children or not
  • All other holders of Working With Children Checks (NSW) or Working With Vulnerable people checks (ACT). This will include:
    • Leaders of church-run programs/events with direct contact with children whether they are paid or work on a volunteer basis
    • Church Council members and elders
    • Safe Church contact Person

If you need to know more information about training 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.