The 10635NAT Diploma of Chaplaincy is developed by Booth College in consultation with The Salvation Army's chaplain services and chaplains.
The course meets the development and training needs, and accreditation of chaplains. This qualification equips chaplains to provide services and/or interventions to clients in a variety of settings.
Contact the Vocational Training Office to register your interest.
- Request Information
- Duration2 years
- DateAccepting expressions of interest
- Delivery ModeBlended (Classroom and Online)
- VenueSydney classes will be held at Booth College, 120 Kingsland Road, Bexley North, NSW 2207; Brisbane class venue TBA
- 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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to our course coordinator who may be able to guide you.