As a provider of SRE in Public Schools, the Diocese of Wagga
Wagga signs an annual agreement with the NSW DoE. In order to comply
with this agreement the Diocese is required to provide Basic
Accreditation training for SRE personnel and ongoing training in the
areas of classroom management and child protection issues.
The five Basic Accreditation modules can be downloaded from the
Diocesan website and are to be completed within six months of authorisation, with the
requirement that one module be submitted per month. Should a volunteer
require an extension for a module they need to contact the Diocesan
Catechist Coordinator prior to the due date. Each module should take
approximately 1-1 ½ hours to complete.
Failure to complete the mandatory basic training may result in this
temporary authorisation being withdrawn until the mandatory training
has been completed by the catechist. Qualified teachers or SRE
volunteers from other dioceses may apply for recognised prior learning.
Contact Diocesan Catechist Coordinator for more details.
Mandatory child protection training is currently held every two years-
even years, eg 2016, 2018. All SRE personnel are required to
Volunteers are currently required to update in classroom management
every two years. Training sessions are held in each deanery.
Failure to complete the mandatory ongoing training may result in the
catechist's or helper's authorisation being suspended until the
training is completed. Other training opportunities will be made
available and though not compulsory it is strongly recommended that
catechists avail themselves of these opportunities to develop their
skills in this important ministry.