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-centered approach.
Workers operate within the guidelines and practices of their organization and within the professional and ethical standards of their relevant association. 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 recognized religious institution.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
National school chaplaincy regulations or legislation may apply to this qualification.
Australian college of Christianity offer this qualification using a Mixed mode consisting of Classroom and Online.
To enter CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, candidates should have a year 11 school certificate, its equivalent or maturity and appropriate life experience. It is recommended that candidates have relevant experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:
- The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas
- The exercise of independent judgement and decision-making
- The application of relevant technical and other skills.
no prerequisite requirements.
Duration of Qualification and Volume of Learning
This program is a full-time course completed over a period of 1.5 years of full time
The AQF Volume of Learning for a CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care is 640 ~ 2400 hours. Please refer to details of how this program meets this requirement on following pages including our timetable and details about weekly class (Training and assessment), online lecture, chaplaincy or pastoral care.
The primary pathway from this qualification is into the Community Workers Industry. Students may also undertake further studies in Mental Health like Diploma of mental Health or in counselling by undertaking qualifications such as Diploma of Counselling and Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Workers in Religious Organizations, Chaplain, and Christian Care Workers
Total number of units = 13
- 9 core units
- 4 elective units, of which:
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
|Unit Code||Unit Title|
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs (90)|
|CHCCCS017||Provide loss and grief support (90)|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships (90)|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people (90)|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically (90)|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues (90)|
|CHCPAS003||Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care (180)|
|CHCPAS004||Provide pastoral and spiritual care (90)|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice (180)|
|Unit Code||Unit Title|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|