School Chaplaincy Upgrade

The School Chaplaincy Upgrade is designed for those who would like to work in a school environment as a chaplain but need the necessary accreditation.

Course Description

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Course Structure

This course comprises 3 units of competency completed over one semester full-time or equivalent part-time.

To be awarded the School Chaplaincy Upgrade, students must demonstrate competency in all three units.


  • Respond to client needs (CHCCCS016)
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • The School Chaplain and Self-Care (additional non-accredited unit)

Entry Requirments

Essential Requirements: Nil.


This program requires a government issued Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. See for details and to secure your USI.

A 200-word Statement of Intent, which is a short summary of why you wish to study this program.

A reference from a Minister/Community Leader which endorses your readiness and suitability to complete the chaplaincy training and undertake a chaplaincy work placement in the community. The letter should contain the endorser's letter head, contact details and signature. Examples of appropriate community include: Pastor or Minister, Rotary Member, Council Member, or JP.

Study Modes

Delivery Modes: Online recorded
Locations: Online
Duration: One Semester
Intakes: Semester 1 & Semester 2

Fees & Timetable

A complete Fee Schedule for all Alphacrucis programs and courses can be found in our Fees Information section.

For a full list of course dates for new and continuing students, please see our Timetables.

Government loans are unavailable for this course. An alternative option is Study Loans, a private student loan provider. To learn more about VET loans provided by Study Loans, click here.

Course Learning Outcomes

Not applicable to VET courses.

Meet Ethan

Ethan describes his work in schools where he focuses on helping young boys become good men.