Your options for connection to the Chaplaincy Australia Network

Network Membership

This is your entry point to involvement with  Chaplaincy Australia.  Students studying Chaplaincy or people who want to be involved with CA as a supporter or a Church contact person are welcome to join.  No qualifications are needed. 

Benefits of being a Network Member

Benefits include being connected to a large group of people who are making a difference through Chaplaincy.  

You will be updated through our regular communications and you will receive  invitations to regional events, discounts for attendance at conferences and many CA Professional Development events.  

Once you have completed your Chaplaincy training you can apply to become an Associate or a Chaplain. 

 

Associate - Accreditation

If you have completed some Chaplaincy Training and are involved in some level Chaplaincy Ministry you can apply to be accredited as an Associate within the CA Network.  Associate is the entry level accreditation and as soon as you have completed your training and gained more professional experience you may apply to become a Chaplain.  

Benefits of being an Associate

As an Associate you gain the full support of, and access to, the growing influence that Chaplaincy Australia continues to develop nationwide.

You get to work with like-minded individuals and sharpen your professional skills.

You gain access to, and the support of, an experienced Regional Chaplain

You gain access to, and the support of, an experienced Sector Leader

Invitations to regional gatherings where you can connect with other chaplains and grow

Annual Chaplaincy Conferences contribute to your professional development

Regular notifications of chaplaincy employment opportunities

Heavily discounted professional development courses through CA & Alphacrucis

Access to a network of Pastoral Supervisors and Mentors to assist you in self-care.

Chaplain - Accreditation

Having completed a minimum of a CERT IV in Chaplaincy or Pastoral care and having a clearly defined Chaplaincy role you may apply for Accreditation as a Chaplain.  Chaplains are considered capable of operating in various chaplaincy contexts and sectors with minimal oversight.  They are highly trained with the right attitude and aptitude for this challenging role.  Their accreditation is renewed every 2 years.

Benefits of being a Chaplain

As a Chaplain you gain the full support of, and access to, the growing influence that Chaplaincy Australia continues to develop nationwide.

You get to work with like-minded individuals and sharpen your professional skills.

You gain access to, and the support of, an experienced Regional Chaplain

You gain access to, and the support of, an experienced Sector Leader

Invitations to regional gatherings where you can connect with other chaplains and grow

Annual Chaplaincy Conferences contribute to your professional development

Regular notifications of chaplaincy employment opportunities

Heavily discounted professional development courses through CA & Alphacrucis

Access to a network of Pastoral Supervisors and Mentors to assist you in self-care.

Opportunities for specialised disaster response training and deployments

Opportunity to be a part of the 1800Chaplain call team

 

Supervisor or Mentor

Supervisors and Mentors have completed specialised training in order to support Chaplains and Associates in their self-care and development.

If you are interested in becoming a Supervisor or Mentor please visit the Supervision and Mentoring page. 

 

Apply for Chaplaincy Australia Network Membership, Accreditation or Re-accreditation online.

Before you start…

In order to complete the Chaplaincy Accreditation form you will need to answer all the required questions and upload files and digital copies of certificates, photos and general information as required.

For Network Membership you will need:

– A current photo for your ID Card in Jpeg format and

– A creditcard payment ($50.00 for one year) will also be made as part of the application process.

For Associate or Chaplain Accreditations or Re-Accreditations you will need:

– A current photo for your ID Card in Jpeg format.

– All candidates will need to have completed Safer Churches Training and must have obtained their state specific working with children checks.

NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, TAS & WA = Working With Children Check – WWCC

QLD – Blue Card

NT = Ochre Card

– Your Safer Churches Certificate and your state appropriate working with children’s/police check will need to be uploaded in PDF format (preferred).

– A creditcard or debit card payment ($150.00 for two years) will also be made as part of the application process.

You have the option to  save your application and return to complete it at a later stage.   Please note our online accreditation system works best with Google Chrome.

As a department of the Australian Christian Churches movement (ACC/AOG) Chaplaincy Australia extends a warm invitation to Chaplains from all Christian Denominations to be a part of our Network.  Chaplains who are applying from within another Christian denomination will need to sign our statement of faith as part of the application process.

The Process...

The process of Membership or Accreditation with Chaplaincy Australia is relatively simple as outlined below:

For Network Members:

Once you have filled in your application form you will receive a confirmation email.  You are now a member and can access member benefits. 

For Associates and Chaplains: 

  1. Application: Each applicant needs to complete our online application form and submit it to their State office. The application needs to be endorsed by your Senior or Campus Pastor.
  2. Training Assessment: All Chaplaincy ministry requires appropriate training – so whether you are starting out in this ministry or looking at taking a senior chaplaincy role we need to assess that you have undertaken the appropriate Chaplaincy Training and are developing your practical experience. We are keen to assist applicants in this process and if you have not yet undertaken any training we are regularly offering course appropriate to your needs.
  3. References: the online process triggers appropriate references which must be returned before we can process your application.
  4. Interview: When all your paperwork is in order  you will then be invited to attend an interview. This is a great way for us to get to know you, to establish a connection with you and also for you to ask any questions you may have regarding chaplaincy. We prefer that these interviews are face to face but they can be conducted by Video Conference or on the phone.
  5. Accreditation: Following your interview your application is assessed and if successful your accreditation will be endorsed and your Associate or Chaplains card will be issued.