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
- DateSYDNEY: Intensive 1: 20-22 March, Intensive 2: 24-26 July, Intensive 3: 13-15 November, MELBOURNE Intensive 1: 10-12 April, Intensive 2: 5-7 June, Intensive 3: 14-16 August, Intensive 4: 16-18 October, Intensives 5-7: 2020
- Delivery ModeSYDNEY: Blended (Classroom and Online), MELBOURNE: Classroom
- VenueSYDNEY: Bexley North, MELBOURNE: Ringwood
- Trainer(s) Tony Montgomery
- Fees$4200 (This fee includes all textbooks, learning and assessment resources and meals during Intensives)
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to our course coordinator who may be able to guide you.