ANZACPE is the umbrella organisation for the various associations of Clinical Pastoral Education in Australia and New Zealand. CPE was introduced to Australia and New Zealand during the 1960s. Each state of Australia, and New Zealand formed their own independent CPE Association responsible for the oversight of all CPE matters in their region. All associations shared a common understanding and practice of CPE however there were differences in philosophy and practice. To bring greater cohesiveness to the CPE movement in Australasia ANZACPE was formed in 1990.

ANZACPE does not conduct any CPE courses of its own. Each member association is responsible for those, and you can access these associations via the Associations Pages on this website. ANZACPE’s focus is on developing shared Standards at the various levels of the CPE learning process, and in assisting member associations in the accreditation of the CPE supervisory process.

Current President
Ms Bernadette Wurlod