During the Novel-Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic all Chaplaincy intensive courses have been live ‘online’ via Zoom.
For new courses in 2021 the plan is to host face to face intensives if permitted in the state.
Otherwise they will continue online.
Note – There will be 1 completely online (via zoom) intensive.
No matter where you are, you can join our online learning community.


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 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. In 2019 a weekly evening class option is being offered in Sydney. Click here for details.
  • 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.



We have a range of electives to equip you for some of the biggest issues faced today, as varied as Domestic Violence, Homelessness, Problem Gambling, Drugs & Alcohol, Aged Care and Young People. These electives are available to be completed online or as a Professional Development Day with accredited training option. CLICK HERE to find out more.
*Special rates are available for ACC Pastors and leaders completing the Domestic Violence training day as PD.

The ‘Ministers Chaplaincy Upgrade’ is a short course for Pastors and Ministers with 5+ years of experience looking to upskill or move into the Chaplaincy field. This includes a 3-day Intensive (8.30am-5pm Sydney time) and assessments completed online.
Students who choose this option complete 2 units of study and receive a statement of attainment and can also be accredited with Chaplaincy Australia.

2021 MCU Dates
Wed 3rd – Fri 5th June 2021
(Intensive delivered via Zoom)

Units include:-
CHCCCS016 – Respond to client needs
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
Additional topics include: Loss and Grief / Self Care


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.