Explore the range of opportunities for professional development in ministry, for both lay people and clergy, from the variety of programs offered both within the Diocese, by associated organisations, and others. All ordained clergy of the Diocese are encouraged to consider how to include within their own plans for ongoing ministry development and formation, the acquisition of further experience and training, upskilling in areas of need, and opportunities for professional and spiritual development, as a person in ministry.

The Ongoing Ministry Development program

For the full program of OMD events in 2018.      

Training Colleges

For details of the programs offered by the diocesan training colleges.     

The Anglican Way

A six session online course introducing the history, beliefs and practises of the Anglican Church of Australia.  

Governance, boards and councils

Resources for parish governance and members of parish councils, together with resources for those who are directors, or members of boards, school councils or other governing bodies.   



“Will you be diligent in prayer, and in the study of the holy Scriptures? Will you undertake such other studies as will help you in your ministry?” From the Exhortation and Examination – The Ordination of Deacons (The Ordinal – A Prayer Book for Australia 1995).

“Clergy have a responsibility to maintain high standards of knowledge in all areas of ministry appropriate to their position, and to continue to update their knowledge and ministry skills.” The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Code of Good Practice for Clergy 1.1

“Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you through prophecy with the laying on of hands by the council of elders. Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress. Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers.” 1 Timothy 4.14-16