Chaplaincy Training

Excellence Through Training

Chaplaincy Australia is committed to ensuring that all of our accredited Chaplains and Chaplaincy Team Members are trained with purpose for the task at hand. Whilst the fundamental principles of chaplaincy do not change, the culture in which they are applied can be varied and diverse.

Take for example, the difference between a Chaplain placed in Emergency Services where Trauma Counselling and Crisis Co-ordination is required and a Chaplain to a professional sporting environment like the AFL where diverse communicative and cross cultural skills are necessary. Both areas of chaplaincy apply the same fundamental principles but use distinctive skill sets in how they are applied. All of this requires specific and alternate training needs for each chaplain.

Chaplaincy Trainers

We have a group of highly qualified and skilled Chaplaincy Trainers who are passionate about sharing their experiences and knowledge…

Accredited Chaplaincy Training

For a number of years Chaplaincy Australia has shared in a successful partnership with Alphacrucis College to provide nationally accredited training to anyone interested in pursuing a career in Chaplaincy.

 

The courses being offered include:

 

Diploma of Chaplaincy

 

CHC42315 Cert IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

 

Chaplaincy Essentials

 

School Chaplaincy Upgrade 

 

Follow this link to find out more about these training options…

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Accredited Training

Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

This is a fully accredited course. It involves 4 x 3 day Intensives usually spaced 8 – 10 weeks apart. 

We are very keen to hear from churches who would be willing to host a course – minimum number of students required is 12.

For detailed information regarding course outline, dates and locations of upcoming courses! 

Chaplaincy Essentials

This is a fully accredited course offered in partnership with Alphacrusis College. It involves 2 x 3 day Intensives or 1 x 5 day intensives. 

We are very keen to hear from churches who would be willing to host a course – minimum number of students required is 12. 

For detailed information regarding course outline, dates and locations of upcoming courses! 

Diploma of Chaplaincy

The Diploma of Chaplaincy is a nationally accredited qualification designed for those wanting to be equipped to care. Practical and theological training on how to minister to those in need. Be moved with compassion to action as you are given the opportunity to make a difference in peoples lives. Be transformed as you gain greater understanding of yourself and those around you. 

 

For detailed information regarding course outline, dates and locations of upcoming courses! 

 

 

National School Chaplaincy Program

Are you an existing School Chaplain or interested in becoming a School Chaplain? If you answered YES… then this may be of interest to you. 

The Australian Government has announced that funding for the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program will be extended until 2018. This is great news for existing school chaplains and also for those who are interested in becoming a school chaplain. 

Other Recommended Training Courses

At times, various Chaplaincy governing bodies often place different training requirements upon their people. Instead of reinventing the wheel, Chaplaincy Australia aims to work along-side these governing bodies to promote their training. We also aim to provide our network members with other general and specialist training on a regular basis. 

For those of you who are particularly interested in Hospital Chaplaincy, Clinical Pastoral Education is a complimentary non-accredited course that in many cases is a requirement of individual hospitals. To find out more about Clinical Pastoral Education please check out the information below. 

CPE NSW 

CPE VIC & TAS 

Professional Development

Maintaining your skills and building on them is a key element of being a truly professional Chaplain.  It is important to refresh our capabilities, to learn new skills and to keep up to date with current thinking. 

Chaplaincy Australia offers professional development for all network members through Alphacrucis at drastically reduced rates.  We would encourage all of our network to complete at least 1 or 2  professional development days each year.

We currently offer 1 day workshops on:

Homelessness; Young People; Aged Care; Problem Gambling; Domestic Violence and Drugs and Alcohol .

Ready to start training? Or do you need more information?