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10635NAT Diploma of Chaplaincy

The 10635NAT Diploma of Chaplaincy is developed by the College in consultation with The Salvation Army's chaplain services and chaplains.

The course meets the development and training needs, and accreditation of chaplains. The qualification will equip chaplains to provide services and/or interventions to clients in a variety of settings.

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  • Duration2 years
  • Date19 March 2018
  • Delivery ModeBlended (Classroom and Online)
  • VenueSydney classes will be held at Stanmore House, 97 Cambridge St, Stanmore NSW 2048
  • Trainer(s) Kianna Spicer | Lyndsay Smith | Mavis Salt
  • Fees$4200 (This fee includes all textbooks, learning and assessment resources and meals during Intensives)

The 10635NAT Diploma of Chaplaincy equips chaplains to provide services and/or interventions to clients in a variety of settings. 

The total number of units required for completion for the course is 14 units (10 core, 4 electives).

Course requirements also include:
- 140 hours of work placement 
- 10 hours of pastoral supervision (with a professional counsellor) at student’s own arrangement and cost.

The Salvation Army personnel may be eligible for finanacial assistance through the Course Assistance Board (CAB). Interested applicants should submit a signed CAB Form to All submitted CAB forms must be signed by the line manager/division to demonstrate the support of the applicant's department/corps/division. 

The successful course participant will qualify with the advanced skills necessary to work as a Christian chaplain in a range of contexts such as community based organisations, residential aged care services, outreach services, statutory authorities (e.g. fire brigade), correctional facilities, defence services, hospitals, urban and rural settings. 

Entry Requirements

The following entry requirements apply to this course. You must:
- have some biblical and theological studies, at a Certificate IV level, OR be able to demonstrate that you have a proficient level of   biblical and theological knowledge,
- arrange and pay for 10 hours of pastoral supervision (with a professional counsellor)
- have sufficient literacy skills to read and interpret the Bible, prayer books or other religious material
- provide (if you are not currently employed by The Salvation Army) a letter of sponsorship from your denominational senior clerical representative including:
    · a general endorsement of the student by the pastor,
    · a confirmation that the student has a solid biblical and theological knowledge,
    · a confirmation of work/on-the-job experience in Chaplaincy (if being completed through your church)

- be over 18 years of age

- meet the requirements for working with children

- complete Police Check with relevant authority


  • CHAMIN001 Provide chaplaincy services in response to spiritual and religious needs

  • CHAMIN002 Apply theological concepts in the context of client's needs and beliefs

  • CHAMIN003 Provide pastoral interventions to people experiencing crisis reactions

  • CHAPPD001 Implement holistic personal and professional development

  • CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

  • CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support

  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

  • CHCDFV007 Work with users of violence to effect change

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues


  • CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services

  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

  • CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

  • CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

  • CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care

For information on what you could study after graduating from this course email or speak to our course coordinator who may be able to guide you.

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