Do you need the skills to help support and care for people?

Would you like to know what it takes to pastor people based on Biblical principles?

CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care 

What are your options:

Short course - 2 day intensive.  Cover the two competencies required by the government for existing school chaplains Work effectively in mental health (CHCMH301B) & Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately (CHCCS422A)

CHC42315 - Full course Fastrack.  If you have already studied Christian ministry you can do the course in part time or intensive mode

CHC42315 - Full course. Develop Christian ministry and pastoral care skills.  This course starts from the beginning.
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CHC42315 - Recognition of prior learning. You may be able to gain full or partial credit for this qualification based on formal or informal learning and experience.


Potential employment options

This course will provide training in the background knowledge and practical skills required for both paid and voluntary workers employed in work that involves pastoral ministry.
More specifically this course will prepare learners to:

  • Undertake chaplaincy work in schools, workplace or other settings
  • Identify and assess client well-being and needs
  • Provide basic ethical, moral and spiritual direction and counselling with referral to appropriate professionals where appropriate
  • Provide pastoral care information


What will you learn?

  • Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
  • Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • Work effectively in the community sector
  • Undertake pastoral care work
  • Facilitate effective teamwork
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
  • Work effectively in mental health
  • Provide ethical and pastoral advice


How will you learn?

The course will be delivered via a variety of strategies.

  • Individual tutorials
  • Practical skills exercises
  • Field placements
  • Individual and group projects
  • Research into literature and other resources
  • Audio/visual presentations
  • Participation in conferences and seminars
  • Visits to local Christian ministry centres
  • Use of guest speakers
  • Role plays and simulations


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