SRE- Intern



This form is an SRE Authorisation form for teachers seeking limited authorisation as an Intern with the Baptist Association. If you attend a non Baptist church and you are seeking authorisation through us, you must have a local Baptist Pastor willing to endorse you. Without this endorsement, we will be unable to authorise you. Please be aware that we will be confirming with the nominated Pastor that they know you and are willing to endorse you. Please take your time to complete the following form and answer all questions correctly and honestly. Please complete all the form then click submit. You will then receive an email with a summary of your form. Print off a copy, sign, scan and keep one on record at your church and a copy sent to our SRE email address. If anything on this form raises questions or concerns please contact Shelley Ashton SRE Team Leader for the Baptist Association on 98689239 before submitting the form.

Please use this checklist before starting the form to ensure you have all the correct documentation. If you have this document please either attach in the field below or email to sre@nswactbaptists.org.au Documents can either be saved on this form or emailed to us at sre@nswactbaptists.org.au

Personal Details

Type of Application(Required)
By ticking this box, you are confirming you will be involved in the classroom fully supervised by an experienced SRE teacher at all times.
Volunteer or Paid(Required)
Preferred Phone Contact(Required)
Select one or both and add number/s in fields below
DD slash MM slash YYYY
Hold a working with children check?(Required)
Please note of you do not have a current NSW working with children check number you will need to apply for one before proceeding
MM slash DD slash YYYY

Church Contact Details

Please indicate which church you attend.
Church Pastor/ Minister Name(Required)
Please indicate which local Baptist Church is supporting you.
Baptist Church Address(Required)
Baptist Church Pastor Endorsing you(Required)
If there is no pastor in the church, the endorsement needs to come from a senior leader in that church- deacon/elder. This person must know who you are and are happy to vouch for you.
Please include here contact number of the Baptist Pastor endorsing you
Church SRE Coordinator Name(Required)
If there is no coordinator in your church, list yourself here or the coordinator in the Baptist Church endorsing you.
Pastor Endorsement Form completed(Required)
Please ensure you have access to our latest form dated Dec 2021. ( https://nswactbaptists.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/pastorendorsementformDec2021.pdf) If you do not have your form yet please note that your application will be received and processed when submitted but will remain in pending until all documents are submitted. If you have endorsement form either attach in field below or email to sre@nswactbaptists.org.au
Max. file size: 1 GB.
The DoE requires all SRE teachers to have adequate insurance coverage whilst on school sites. Anyone not attending a Baptist church must be covered by their own churches insurance. We are required to supply your church's certificate of currency to the DoE every 12 months. Please upload your certificate or email to our office sre@nswactbaptists.org.au as soon as possible. Your application will be delayed until this has been received.

Mandatory Child Protection Training & Compliance

Please indicate here via drop down options which accepted church ministry training you have completed. If yours is not on the list, please contact our office before proceeding. Non Baptist Authorised Teachers must also complete the same two two compliance documents as Baptist authorised teachers - Screening Questionnaire and Code of Conduct. You must also sight our other policies and documents found on our website. Se relevant questions below for further information. If you have read these and unable to complete, your application will not proceed.
Add here the date you completed the course. For CSS (Creating Safe Spaces) you must complete both online and face to face/zoom components. Completion date is based on certificate of issue after both components completed. Online alone will not be accepted.
Add here the date your course expires. Creating Safe Spaces is valid for 3 years.
Max. file size: 1 GB.
If you completed CSS no need to upload certificate here. We will be able to track on our Safe Ministry Database provided we have all relevant and accurate information. If you completed another accepted safe ministry course you will need to provide your certificate as proof of completion. Upload here or email to sre @nswactbaptists.org.au. If this is not provided at time of application submission, please be aware this will delay your authorisation process.
If you indicate no, note this will delay your application until it has been completed and received by our office.
Max. file size: 1 GB.
I have completed the Screening Questionnaire and have attached here/emailed to sre@nswactbaptists.org.au
If you indicate no, note this will delay your application until it has been completed and received by our office.
Max. file size: 1 GB.
I have completed the Baptist Association Code of Conduct and have attached here/emailed to sre@nswactbaptists.org.au

School and Curriculum Information

Type of School(Required)
Nominate the types of schools you teach in. Tick as many as are applicable to you
Curriculum Used(Required)
Tick as many as are applicable to use. You must teach from an approved curriculum. If yours is not listed here, please tick other and speak with the Baptist Association's SRE Team Leader to discuss. CEP listed includes Connect, beginning with God and Big Questions. JTGC stands for Jesus the Game Changer. WBECA- Warners Bay, SECET (also known as 316 Shoalhaven), CCSM- Coffs Coast
If you teach in multiple schools please separate either by comma or add on separate line. Note all schools you could potentially teach at needed to be included, not just your regular schools. If you are on a casual/ fill in list at a school, this needs to be listed here as well. This will also need to be on the combined arrangements form your SRE coordinator completes for the school.

SRE Module Training Information

If you completed Essentials Baptist online, Essentials Zoom or Essentials SRE Face to Face you will not be required to submit certificates as we can track those in our database. If however you complete training from another source you must either upload a copy to this form for email to sre@nswactbaptists.org.au. If you are unable to give accurate information your application may be delayed. Please ensure you provide required documentation. Please note Module 6 ( observation/self reflection is not included in this form but you are required to complete within your first month of teaching.
Nominate here which form of Essentials Training you completed
Max. file size: 1 GB.
only load if you completed training other than Essentials training ( Baptist Online, Essentials Zoom, Essentials face to face)
Nominate here which form of Essentials Training you completed
Max. file size: 1 GB.
only load if you completed training other than Essentials training ( Baptist Online, Essentials Zoom, Essentials face to face)


When you submit this form you should receive an email with a summary of what you have completed here. Please print this summary off and sign it and ask your pastor to sign it and keep a copy on file at church. It is the responsibility of the church to hold such records for a period of 45 years, especially with information regarding child protection matters. By signing this document you declare everything on this form has been filled out with honesty and transparency. You understand that this document is a binding document and can be used for auditing or legal purposes. By signing this document , the pastor understands their role in supporting you and responsible in allowing you to represent your church in the local school/s. They have followed the process of responsibility of a pastor as outlined on the SRE website by conducting an interview. They agree you are suitable to teach/help in a public school classroom. They are satisfied you have completed all the required training and accept that your church will continue to offer ongoing support and accountability in this role and to help you keep track of when authorisation and training will need to be renewed/updated.
Add full name as an indication you have read the above declaration.
Add the date you completed this form
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