Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Practice
Like the Master of Professional Practice, the Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Practice qualification creates a safe, but challenging space focused on ‘being and becoming’ confident Christ-following professionals whose practice is research-informed.
The learning experiences within the programmes equip and enable participants to engage with research and reflective inquiry into their professional practice, in order to improve understanding of that practice and increase its intentionality and strategic alignment with the biblical narrative and the idea of the Kingdom of God on earth.
(PGDip PP) graduates will be committed to:
- harmonising their professional practice, identity and integrity with their faith, understanding and wisdom
- drawing upon their spirituality and faith commitments to sustain inner professional growth.
- the well-being of others, particularly those within the communities, agencies and profession in which they serve.
- engaging with multiple perspectives in professional landscapes with empathy, reflexivity and reasoned consideration.
- the biblical priority of growing in wisdom, embodying this in foundational ways of being, doing and knowing within their research informed professional practice.
- do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with their God, through service, collaboration and Christ-likeness.
- developing a researcher – practitioner stance which is ethical, humble, gracious and discerning.
- research which is deliberative and robust, involving creative imaginative and critical thinking.
- ongoing learning, exploring or inquiring, open to new possibilities – i.e., be teachable.
- showing respect of others’ professional practice when conducting small scale research under supervision.
(PGDip PP) graduates will know:
- the intimate connectivity of biblically based beliefs, wisdom and action, research and professional practice.
- the biblical narrative, its mission and values are foundational for informing and shaping professional practice which is purposeful and fruitful.
- wisdom as first and foremost grounded in relationship with and knowledge of God, self and others.
- professional practice flows from one’s identity, dispositions, calling, beliefs and values.
- that reflective inquiry, including undertaking small-scale research under supervision into their professional practice may be disruptive, regenerative and transformative.
- professional landscapes are complex, contested and dynamic; influenced by socio-cultural, historical, physical, spiritual and political dimensions.
- dynamics of professional practice landscapes are influenced during research under supervision.
- a range of professional practice approaches, models and strategies as presented in the literature.
- all research is interpretive, worldview embedded and informed and it has the potential to reveal wisdom, insights and understandings for transformation in professional practice.
- a range of research methodologies appropriate to professional practice.