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CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

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Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of chaplains and/or pastoral and spiritual care workers who provide ongoing ethical, moral and spiritual support to clients using a person-centred approach. The development of self-awareness and identity underpin effective work in pastoral and spiritual care and are developed over time, through professionally supervised practice and mentoring.Work may take place in a range of contexts, including schools, community outreach and local churches in a paid or volunteer capacity. Work in these roles may also require commissioning from a recognised religious institution.Students are required to:

  • complete a minimum work requirement of 100 hours
  • apply for a DCSI Employment screening check
  • complete the Respond to Abuse and Neglect – Education Care (RAN-EC) training


Job roles may include: roles such as a Workplace Chaplain, Pastoral Care Work and Christian Pastoral Support Worker.
Total number of units = 13Core Units (9)

  • CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
  • CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCPAS001 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
  • CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

 Elective Units* (4)

  • CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • CHCYTH001* Engage respectfully with young people AND CHPRT001* Identify and respond to children and young people at risk OR
  • CHCAGE001* Facilitate empowerment of older people AND HLTAID003* Provide First Aid

*= Required elective

Term 1   closes 6th February 2017  
Term 3 (Mid Year Intake  closes 10th July 2017


Useful Information

Course Duration: 12 months or as required
Location: External (online) 
               On Campus: Adelaide
Entry Requirements: No entry requirements.
Training Sessions: 3-4 Lectures / Week  ContactVocational Education and Training Administrator
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