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10635NAT Diploma of Chaplaincy

The 10635NAT Diploma of Chaplaincy has been developed by the The Salvation Army to meet the training needs and accreditation of chaplains.

This qualification will equip chaplains to provide services and/or interventions to clients in a variety of settings. The total number of units required for completion of the course is 14 units (10 core, 4 electives).

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Please note: Elective units marked with an asterisk (*) are only available in Melbourne.

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  • Duration2 years
  • DateTaking expressions of interest for 2020
  • Delivery ModeSYDNEY: Blended (Classroom and Online), MELBOURNE: Classroom
  • VenueSYDNEY: Bexley North, MELBOURNE: Ringwood, BRISBANE: tba
  • Trainer(s) Major Tracey English | Tony Montgomery
  • Fees$4200 (This fee includes all textbooks, learning and assessment resources and meals during Intensives)

    Further subsidies are available for The Salvation Army personnel.

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 of the course is 14 units (10 core, 4 electives). Students may select 4 electives to best meet their workplace requirements.

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

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. 

There is a reduced rate for The Salvation Army officers and employees. Please speak to your Course Coordinator for further information.

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

  • CHCCCS004* Assess co-existing needs

  • CHCCDE004* Implement participation and engagement strategies

  • CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

  • CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities

  • CHCPAS001* Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care

  • CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care

  • CHCPRT002 Support the rights and safety of children and young people

  • CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people

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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