Who are we?
Chaplaincy Australia is a National Department of the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) who are committed to communicating the Christian faith in a hands-on, compassionate and meaningful way.
Chaplaincy Australia is the national Chaplaincy Network of the ACC linking Chaplains together with common objectives, practice, training and support.
Our Chaplains are represented by a broad spectrum of nationalities, backgrounds, ages and localities from within the Australian Christian Churches. They are purposely trained men and women with a passionate commitment to serve their community with care.
To provide resources to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of all people, without discrimination, and in every field of life, throughout the states of Australia. To work in conjunction with the Local Church, using the Chaplaincy Ministry as a tool to minister to local communities.
Chaplains endeavour to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of your employees or members and can offer directive assistance and referral to areas such as:
- Counselling services
- Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation programs
- Emergency food care
- Relational Counselling
- Loss and Grief Counselling
- Family Counselling
- Financial Advisory Service
- Youth Care Programs
- Employment Training
- Aged Care Services
Our chaplains will make a significant contribution to your marketplace, being a positive influence and offering measured support and genuine help.
What is required to appoint a Chaplain to my Organisation? We welcome you to contact your State office for more information.
In most cases no charge or fee is required by Chaplaincy Australia. However we sincerely appreciate your gifts towards our ministry. If you are interested in making a donation to Chaplaincy Australia please click here for more information.
Our Mission is to:
Discovering future chaplains in the local church
Developing and training chaplains
Deploying chaplains into the community
Once trained and accredited, Chaplains and Associates are ready and equipped for deployment… deployment into any area of Chaplaincy! For some it will be schools, hospitals, sports teams, homeless shelters, Aged Care Facilities, Prisons and Juvenile Justice Facilities or other community groups. The truth is, the opportunities are endless… Where ever there is a group of people, a Chaplain can be deployed.
Whenever possible, Chaplaincy Australia is committed to informing our Network of any Chaplaincy positions that are being advertised. Our hope is that as many as are trained and accredited will also be deployed into an area of Chaplaincy where they can best use the skills they have obtained. Make sure you log in on a regular basis to find out any jobs that are being advertised.
Being accredited with Chaplaincy Australia also provides the unique opportunity for Chaplains and Associates to be deployed as part of our Disaster Response.
This is done on a voluntary basis and requires accredited Chaplains and Associates to undergo some specific disaster response training. For any accredited members who are interested in becoming a part of our Disaster Response Deployment Teams please contact your local State Director to register your interest and commitment to undergo the specific training.
Code of Conduct
Chaplains and Chaplaincy Associates are required to:
• Be a committed Christian who holds to the Apostles Creed and the doctrines held by their relevant denomination.
• Maintain the highest ethical standards in their own personal life.
• Be personally accountable for their professional conduct to their employing authority and/or Church authority.
• Maintain the highest standards of professional competence and integrity in the pastoral, spiritual and religious care of recipients.
• Exercise the greatest sensitivity and discretion in matters of confidentiality, privacy and respect for others.
• Continue to undertake professional development, enhancing their chaplaincy skills; including attendance at Chaplaincy Australia Conferences and regional meetings.
• Co-operate fully with industry professionals, Chaplaincy colleagues and representatives of the Church in providing holistic care to others.
• Respect at all times the religious faith, practice and belief systems of clients.
• Provide for the appropriate pastoral, spiritual and religious services required by recipients.
• Ensure that no personal action or omission, within their own area of responsibility, is contrary to the highest standards of care or to the welfare of recipients.
• Be an active member of a local Church fellowship.
• Meet with their Senior Minister (or their appointee) periodically to discuss their ministry and to ensure that accountability and encouragement is being received.
• Engage in regular mentoring/supervision that contributes to your own personal, spiritual and professional development.