CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care
Welcome to the Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and 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.
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.
Students can choose to study the full Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, a short course, or attend Professional Development Days. Intensives are delivered nationwide, 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.
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.
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A nationally accredited qualification.
Including Domestic Violence, Homelessness, Problem Gambling, Drugs & Alcohol, Aged Care and Young People.
For Pastors and Ministers with years of experience looking to upskill or move into the Chaplaincy field.
The Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care is a 12 month course that comprises 13 units.
The delivery mode is either 3 day, or 5 day Intensives, mixed with online study between intensives. Starting with the Foundations of Care units, students 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 dynamic classroom envirmoment will ensure you develop of new skills, while being supported by trainers and classmates.
There are 3 sections delivered over a 12 month period:-
Foundations of Care 2 x 3-day (or 1 x 5-day) Intensives
Chaplaincy Development 2 x 3-day Intensives
Chaplaincy Electives 1x 2-day Intensives
Cost (2018): $3900. (Payment is upfront and can be split into $1800 for Intensives 1&2 and $1500 for Intensives 3&4 and $600 for Electives)
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 as a Professional Development Day with accredited training option.
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.
CHCCCS016 - Respond to client needs
CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
Additional topics include: Loss and Grief / Self Care
2018 COURSE DATES
CERTIFICATE IV IN CHAPLAINCY AND PASTORAL CARE COURSES:
NEW SOUTH WALES
NSWCP67 – SYDNEY
Intensive 1: 22-24 February 2018
Intensive 1: 22-24 February 2018
WACP11 – PERTH
Intensive 1: 8-10 March 2018
TASCP2 – HOBART
Intensive 1: 15-17 March 2018
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS with accredited training option:
The Elective Dates listed below can be attended for Professional Development purposes
Alcohol and Other Drugs:
CERTIFICATE IV IN CHAPLAINCY AND PASTORAL CARE-:
COURSE DATES FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
QLDCP12 Brisbane (QLD)
Intensive 1: 28-30 September 2017
WACP10 Perth (WA)
The State Hub
Intensive 1: 3-5 August 2017
NSWCP64 Yamba (NSW)
Wellspring Community Church
Intensive 1: 31 August - 2 September 2017
NSWCP61 Central Coast (NSW)
Hope UC Charmhaven Campus
Intensive 1: 17-19 August 2017
NSWCP63 Parramatta (NSW)
Intensive 1: 3-5 Aug 2017
VICCP25 - EPPING, VICTORIA
Enjoy Church (North Campus)
Intensive 1: 27-29 April 2017
NSWCP62 - Cardiff (NSW)
Macquarie Life Church
Intensive 1: 30 March-1 Apr 2017
Academic Entry Requirements
Application for Chaplaincy Programs requires the submission of key proof of identity documentation, which includes:
1) Proof of Identity (either Australian Birth Certificate OR Australian Passport OR Passport+Evidence of Permanent residency)
2) A ‘Passport style’ ID photo
3) A Letter of Endorsement from a community leader verifying your suitability for Chaplaincy work. The letter should contain the endorser's letter head and signature. Examples of appropriate community leaders could be, a Pastor or Minister, Rotary Member, Council Member, or JP.
4) A 200 word, Statement of Intent, which is a short summary of why you wish to study the course.
5) Certificate application requires a government issued, Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. Consult http://www.usi.gov.au/ for details and to secure your USI.
Local Students: AU$3705.00
Complete Fee Schedules and FEE-HELP information (where appropriate) for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Documents section, under the Fees and FEE-HELP Information link.
★Important: The total cost is based on students enrolling in the complete course or qualification for the standard delivery stream on offer. Fees are actually set on a per unit level, so that the total cost of an award is [number of units in award] x [cost of units]. Accordingly, the total cost of an award will vary depending on the units chosen. International students are required to enrol in the complete course or qualification. The fees are subject to change. Please contact Alphacrucis for an up to date fee schedule.
Australian Skills Quality Authority Information
- Legal name: Alphacrucis College Limited
- RTO National code: 90525
Units offered as part of this Award:
- CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Description: Develop the skills and knowledge that reflects an understanding of the residential aged care sector, the home and community care sector. Identify the key issues facing older people in the community. By learning about the ageing process and how this can affect people’s behaviour, you will be able to help your clients through providing better services and greater quality of care. Unit detail page >>
- CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Description: Be trained with the knowledge and skills to support clients who are affected by alcohol and other drugs. This course will equip you to have an understanding of the historical and social constructs of alcohol and other drugs, to ensure interventions are person-centred and to support the client’s rights and safety. Unit detail page >>
- CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs. Unit detail page >>
- CHCCCS016 - Respond to client needs
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond holistically to client needs. Clients may have a range of issues outside and in addition to the area of immediate focus or expertise of the worker and their organisation. Unit detail page >>
- CHCCCS017 - Provide loss and grief support
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement. Unit detail page >>
- CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust. Unit detail page >>
- CHCDFV001 - Recognise and respond approriately to domestic and family violence
Description: Equip yourself to identify and respond to domestic violence during professional contact with clients. Build your understanding and knowledge of domestic and family violence, with an awareness of its effects. Be trained to respond appropriately with relevant information and to refer where necessary. Unit detail page >>
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Unit detail page >>
- CHCGMB001 - Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues
Description: Provide support to clients who are affected by a range of problem gambling issues. Develop the knowledge and skills required as a foundation for work in the problem gambling sector. Learn about the effective treatment options for those experiencing problem gambling. Unit detail page >>
- CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. Unit detail page >>
- CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. Unit detail page >>
- CHCPAS001 - Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for pastoral and spiritual care work either within a specific belief system or in a non-denominational context. Work may be paid or in a volunteer capacity. Unit detail page >>
- CHCPAS002 - Provide pastoral and spiritual care
Description: This unit describes the skill and knowledge required to identify specific issues and provide appropriate pastoral and spiritual support to a range of clients. Work may be either in a paid or volunteer capacity, across a range of contexts. Unit detail page >>
- CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. Unit detail page >>
- CHCSOH001 - Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Description: Prepare yourself to work with people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, including women and children experiencing family violence. Work with clients to assess the issues and risks impacting on homelessness, and work to identify solutions to issues raised. Unit detail page >>
- CHCYTH002 - Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
Description: Be trained to support young people by understanding how their experience and environment affect them. Develop a holistic approach that recognises that events, families and peers impact on the development of a young person, and that the way these systems interact will impact on the growth of the individual. Unit detail page >>