You are here: HomeCoursesFinder › 10635NAT

10635NAT Diploma of Chaplaincy

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

Be empowered with pragmatic learning to pursue your commitment to serve in the ministry you are called to.

Contact us on 02 9502 5011 for any enquiries.

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Units
  • Pathways
  • Request Information
  • Duration2 years
  • DateDiploma of Chaplaincy (Vic and NSW) starting March 2020, Diploma of Chaplaincy (QLD) starting April 2020
  • Delivery ModeBlended (Classroom and Online)
  • VenueTo be confirmed
  • Trainer(s) Major Tracey English | Tony Montgomery
  • Fees$4200 (This fee includes all textbooks, learning and assessment resources and meals during Intensives)

    Further subsidies may be available for The Salvation Army personnel.

Chaplains meet people at their point of need to provide support. Effective chaplains require a broad range of cognitive and advanced communication skills and relational skills to collaborate with others in meeting their needs.

Chaplains usually work independently, hence they are required to self-manage their time and activities. Often, they report to and are supported by a senior chaplain, while occasionally they may need to supervise or manage others such as volunteers.

In the chaplaincy role you often work with people who are experiencing times of crisis, grief and loss or have experienced a crucial life changing incident. Engaging with such vulnerable people requires sensitivity and the discerning application of extensive knowledge and skills.

Working in the chaplaincy field may also expose you personally to distressing situations, for example vehicle accidents with the emergency services, aggressive persons in correctional centres and victims of violence in the community. It is important that Chaplains have both formal support (work, pastoral supervision, EAPs, etc) and informal support (family, friends, faith group, etc) for the times when you may need assistance to recover.

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.

Entry requirements:

The following entry requirements apply to this course. You will require:

- Biblical and theological qualifications at a Certificate IV level, OR be able to demonstrate that you have a proficient level of biblical and theological knowledge

- Pastoral supervision for 10 hours with a qualified supervisor (at your expense)

- Sufficient literacy skills to read and interpret the Bible, prayer books or other religious material

- A letter of sponsorship from your denominational senior clerical representative, endorsing your application for the course and confirming your engagement with the church/corps

- To be over 18 years of age

- Working with Children Check document

- 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

  • CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities

  • CHCPAS001 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care (recommended)

  • CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care (recommended)

  • 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.

Request information

* Required field

The Salvation Army is committed to upholding the Australian Privacy Principles. Click here for more information