Training, equipping and qualifying Chaplains & Pastoral Carers

Why would you 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 Diploma of Ministry (Chaplaincy) will equip you to provide a high standard of care in a range of areas within Chaplaincy.

** In 2017 a new DIPLOMA OF CHAPLAINCY is being offered through Higher Education.**

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.
  • 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.

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.