CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care

As a chaplain, you can make a difference in the lives of others. Chaplains help people work through life issues, assist in times of crisis and provide a safe place for people to share their story.


The Certificate IV in Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care is a nationally accredited qualification that will equip you to provide a high standard of care in a range of areas within chaplaincy.

Starting with the Foundations of Chaplaincy units, students will develop targeted communication skills to give support to those needing pastoral care in a range of areas, including grief and loss and mental health issues. The Foundations of Chaplaincy units are delivered face-to-face in a 3 day or 5 day intensive format, where you develop your new skills while being supported by your trainers and classmates.


We have a range of electives to equip you for some of the biggest issues faced today. Our electives allow you to specialise in your field of interest, in subject areas as varied as Domestic Violence, Homelessness, Problem Gambling, Drugs & Alcohol, Aged Care and Young People. These electives are available to be completed online or as a Professional Development Day with accredited training option. Click HERE to apply for the PD Day Electives.


The ‘Ministers Chaplaincy Upgrade’ is a short course for Pastors and Ministers with years of experience looking to upskill or move into the Chaplaincy field. This includes a 3-day Intensive (8.30am-5pm) and assessments completed online.
Students who choose this option complete 2 units of study and receive a statement of attainment.

Courses are being offered in Cairns and Brisbane in 2017.
Units include:-
CHCCCS016 - Respond to client needs
CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues 
Additional topics include: Loss and Grief / Self Care
Click HERE to apply for the Ministers Chaplaincy Upgrade.

Our trainers have extensive experience in chaplaincy and pastoral care, with an in-depth understanding of how to implement theory into real, practical care. Hear their inspiring stories as they share some of the remarkable experiences they have had the privilege of being involved in.

Study chaplaincy and be transformed as you gain a greater understanding of yourself and those around you. Empower others and play an important part in building healthier communities by pursuing a rewarding career in chaplaincy.

See Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care for more information or watch this video to hear more about Chaplaincy. Career Pathways: watch video

Intensives are delivered across 3 or 5 days face to face, Thursday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm and Saturday 8.30am to 3.00pm. Students must attend these Intensives in order to complete the course.

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