The accompanying experiential learning policy is for students in the Seminary who are preparing for pastoral placements. Arrangements are made with dioceses. A contract with the respective dioceses is signed.

The Experiential learning policy in operation under the different degree programmes and requiring compulsory attendance and participation by the students on various levels include.

I.   PHILOSOPHY AND SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

1.   Written projects of various sizes based on personal research.

2.   Class participation and discussion in general; and formal structured seminars involving group research work and formal presentation in class.

3.   For students of theology and ministry, work as pastoral assistants in the local congregations around Pretoria in semester while classes are in session.

4.   For students of theology and ministry, a six month internship program in a local congregation in their own diocese.

5.   For all students, work as pastoral assistants in a local congregation of their diocese or religious congregation for the duration of at least one week as part   of vacation program.

II. PASTORAL THEOLOGY

1.   For students of theology and ministry, work as pastoral assistants in the local congregations around Pretoria in semester while classes are in session.

2.   For students of theology and ministry, a six month internship program in a local congregation in their own diocese.

3.   For all students, work as pastoral assistants in a local congregation of their diocese or religious congregation for the duration of at least one week as part   of vacation program.