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During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 all Chaplaincy intensive courses were hosted live ‘online’ via Zoom.
During 2021, as restrictions have eased, a mix of face-to-face and online intensives have been running to accomodate changing conditions.
Please check your course details to confirm delivery method and location before enrolment.

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Training, equipping and qualifying Chaplains & Pastoral Carers

Why study chaplaincy at AC?

Alphacrucis offers a pathway of training and accreditation for everyone, from the most experienced Chaplain to the person who is just contemplating becoming a chaplain, from school leavers to retirees, men, women, mums and dads, people working full time or looking for a career change. The Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care or the Higher Education Diploma of Chaplaincy will equip you to provide a high standard of care in a range of areas within Chaplaincy.

Alphacrucis is unique in that it offers training all around Australia. All Alphacrucis trainers have extensive experience in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. All Chaplaincy courses are of a high standard, are highly practical and conducted in a rich learning environment. The course offers links to the latest industry standards.

Alphacrucis offers courses tailored for people from all walks of life;

  • Training is completed in 3 day Intensives, which means taking minimum time off work. This Intensive format creates opportunities for networking and enhanced learning. There is also a weekly evening class format offered in Sydney.
  • Assessments are completed online, which means greater flexibility in your study plans.

The placement component of the course gives students the opportunity to apply skills in a diversity of chaplaincy roles – including prisons, schools, aged care facilities, hospitals, youth centres – with links to potential employment and Chaplaincy networks.

Alphacrucis offers a high level of support to all students. Chaplaincy Tutors are available Monday to Friday by phone, email, Skype or in person to answer your course questions, to assist you assessments and with the online Moodle system.

All Alphacrucis Chaplaincy training is endorsed by Chaplaincy Australia. The Courses are approved by the C.C.A.C. (Civil Chaplains Advisory committee), which means that students who have completed the courses are now eligible to apply for chaplaincy positions in NSW hospitals and prisons.


COURSE OPTIONS


Click on the below courses to find out more about them.

CERTIFICATE IV IN CHAPLAINCY AND PASTORAL CARE
VET 13-unit course that can be completed in a minimum of one-year.

DIPLOMA OF CHAPLAINCY
Higher education 8-subject course delivered over a minimum of one-year.

ELECTIVES/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Individual units/subjects that can be completed as part of the Cert IV or Diploma awards. These units/subjects can also be completed as stand-alone professional development (PD) education. You can decide if you complete these PD subjects as accredited units/subjects or for audit (different pricing applies).

SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY UPGRADE (SCU)
VET 2-unit course designed to help you become accredited as a School Chaplain.

MINISTERS CHAPLAINCY UPGRADE (MCU)
VET 2-unit course designed for Pastors or Ministers with 5+ years experience.

DIPLOMA OF COMMUNITY SERVICES – RPL (COM SER RPL)
Designed to equip people to think and act differently regarding community transformation. Requires 5+ years experience in community engagement work to obtain qualification.

After getting my placement in an Aged Care Facility, I nominated to do one full day a week there. After only finishing my essentials in chaplaincy, and being there for a bit over three months, they offered me a choice of two positions. I took the homecare job, still studying to finish Cert IV, but feel so blessed that now I start as a chaplain, God has given me the desires of my heart.

Ben Hoitink – Chaplaincy Graduate

Ministering to people with a God-given compassion that meets them in their suffering and brings them comfort.