Mapping the Soul with the Enneagram

(DS3208W / DS9208W)

Overview and duration

This unit explores the relationship between the spiritual aspects of our lives and our identities. The unit will draw on a personality mapping system – the Enneagram – to identify how it provides pointers to our spiritual awareness in areas including: self identity, personal development, prayer and the ways people experience God, discern life goals, engage in work and ministry.

Students will be invited to reflect on their own personality frameworks and the impact these have on their developing awareness of self, God and the world in their everyday life experiences.


Duration: one semester

Course requirements / recommendations


  • none

Course dates

Semester 2, 2024

Hybrid - 8x weekly sessions - In person or Online - 9:30am-2:00pm Tuesdays, Jul/Aug 2024

  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul 2024, 9:30am-2:00pm
  • 6, 13, 20 Aug 2024, 9:30am-2:00pm
  • Dates are inclusive
  • In-person participants attend at WellSpring Centre, Ashburton, Melbourne


Next intake: 2025

Course details, learning outcomes, assessments, structure & recommended reading

Additional course information

The Enneagram is a personality system that explores inner motivations for responding to life. It is a tool that develops self-awareness in the context of different approaches to work, relationships and goal-setting. While having overlapping functions with the Myers-Briggs personality system, the Enneagram provides dynamic strategies for ongoing self-improvement and approaches for team building.

Originally drawing from the early Christian, Jewish and Islamic mystical traditions, the Enneagram was developed over the centuries to become a comprehensive personality mapping system to aid people in their awareness of what conscious and unconscious elements of their lives influence them in their response to the world around them. It provides a spiritually based understanding of personality which gives clues to how our spirituality speaks to the everyday aspects of our living and involvement within the world.

At WellSpring, we run programs on the Enneagram to complement the other core programs in spiritual direction, contemplation, and reconciliation and peacemaking.

Participants who audit the unit are encouraged to complete the written tasks to gain full benefit.

Cost (per unit)

This course is offered through Whitley College. Government fee help is available to qualifying Australian citizens.

For academic credit, costs are as per the University of Divinity fees schedule.

There is a reduced cost for Audit participants**. Please apply here: 2024 Application for Audit - WellSpring

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**NB: If you choose to complete the unit as an Audit participant, no academic credit can be claimed for the unit, either at the time of enrolling, or retrospectively.

Enrolment process

Please enrol directly with Whitley College

Registrar, Whitley College
Email: registrar@whitley.edu.au | Ph: (03) 9340 8000

How to Apply - Whitley College

For more information

Please contact us at WellSpring

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