CHC42315 CERTIFICATE IV IN
CHAPLAINCY & PASTORAL CARE

The Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care is a dynamic, practical course designed to equip you to provide a high standard of chaplaincy support in a variety of contexts in the community. It is taught by experienced and passionate chaplains through a series of intensives.
The intensives involve you in an interactive group learning environment in which to learn, discuss and practice. These intensives are supplemented by the practicum component of working in the field in areas such as prisons, schools, hospitals and aged care. The course is a nationally accredited qualification which is endorsed by Chaplaincy Australia and the chaplaincy community.

Course Structure

FOUNDATIONS OF
CARE

2 X THREE DAY INTENSIVES

Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
(CHCPAS001)
Provide pastoral and spiritual care
(CHCPAS002)
Use communication to build relationships
(CHCCOM002)
Provide loss and grief support
(CHCCCS017)
Respond to client needs
(CHCCCS016)
Work with people with mental health issues
(CHCMHS001)

CHAPLAINCY
DEVELOPMENT

2 X THREE DAY INTENSIVES

Work with diverse people
(CHCDIV001)
Assess co-existing needs
(CHCCCS004)
Increase the safety of individuals
at risk of suicide
(CHCCCS003)
Reflect on and improve
own professional practice
(CHCPRP003)
Work legally and ethically
(CHCLEG001)

ELECTIVES

CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING

Work in an alcohol and/or other drugs context (CHCAOD001)
Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic
and family violence (CHCDFV001)
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness (CHCSOH001)
Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues (CHCGMB001)
Work effectively with young people in the
youth work context (CHCYTH002)

2020 SEMESTER 1
COURSE DATES

NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW89 – SYDNEY
Alphacrucis College
30 Cowper St, Parramatta, NSW

Intensive 1&2: 4-8 November 2019
Intensive 3:
2-4 April 2020
Intensive 4:
28-30 May 2020
Intensive 5:
17-18 July 2020

VICTORIA

VIC30 – MELBOURNE
Alphacrucis College
Level 4, 350 Queen St, Melbourne VIC

Intensive 1: 17-19 October 2019
Intensive 2: 28-30 November 2019
Intensive 3: 12-14 March 2020
Intensive 4: 30 April – 2 May 2020
Intensive 5: 26-27 June 2020

QUEENSLAND

QLD19 BRISBANE
Alphacrucis College
44 O’Keefe St, Woolloongabba, QLD

Intensive 1: 15-17 August 2019
Intensive 2:
3-5 October 2019
Intensive 3: 6-8 February 2020
Intensive 4:
26-28 March 2020
Intensive 5:
22-23 May 2020

NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW90- Coffs Harbour
LifeHouse Church
167 Orlando St, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Intensive 1: 12-14 September 2019
Intensive 2: 31 Oct – 2 Nov 2019
Intensive 3:
13-15 February 2020
Intensive 4:
2-4 April 2020
Intensive 5:
29-30 May 2020

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WA16 – PERTH
Alphacrucis College
Suite 3, 642 Albany highway, Vic Park, WA

Intensive 1: 15-17 August 2019
Intensive 2: 3-5 October 2019
Intensive 3:
6-8 February 2020
Intensive 4:
26-28 March 2020
Intensive 5:
22-23 May 2020

ONE DAY ELECTIVES


2019 Continuing Course DATES

NSW87 – SYDNEY
Alphacrucis College
30 Cowper St, Parramatta, NSW

Intensive 1: 1-3 August 2019
Intensive 2: 26-28 September 2019
Intensive 3:
30 January – 1 February 2020
Intensive 4:
19-21 March 2020
Intensive 5:
15-16 May 2020

TAS5 – HOBART
Alphacrucis College
45 Melville St, Hobart, TAS

Intensive 1: 1-3 August 2019
Intensive 2: 26-28 September 2019
Intensive 3&4: 16-20 March 2020
Intensive 5: 1-2 November 2019
(co-stream with TAS4)

SA2 – ADELAIDE
Alphacrucis College
1013 South Rd, Melrose Park, SA

Intensive 3&4: 23-27 September 2019
Intensive 5: 7-8 February 2020

VIC29 – MELBOURNE
Alphacrucis College
Level 4, 350 Queen St, Melbourne VIC

Intensive 3: 29-31 August 2019
Intensive 4:
24-26 October 2019
Intensive 5:
6-7 December 2019

TAS4 – HOBART
Alphacrucis College
45 Melville St, Hobart, TAS

Intensive 3&4: 15-19 July 2019
Intensive 5: 1-2 November 2019

NSW83- SYDNEY
Hillsong Night School
1-5 Solent Circuit, Norwest Blvd, Baulkham Hills
Wednesday Night Classes
7-9pm
Commencing 31 July 2019
(Note: This course is not taught through Intensives. There are 28 weekly classes.)

NSW82- NEWCASTLE
Macquarie Life Church
Cnr Macquarie & Wentworth Rds, Cardiff, NSW

Intensive 3: 1-3 August 2019
Intensive 4:
19-21 September 2019
Intensive 5:
15-16 November 2019

WA15 – PERTH
Alphacrucis College
Suite 3, 642 Albany highway, Vic Park, WA

Intensive 3: 1-3 August 2019
Intensive 4:
26-28 September 2019
Intensive 5: 15-16 November 2019

QLD17 BRISBANE
Alphacrucis College
44 O’Keefe St, Woolloongabba, QLD

Intensive 3: 1-3 August 2019
Intensive 4:
26-28 September 2019
Intensive 5:
15-16 November 2019

NSW80- SYDNEY
Alphacrucis College
30 Cowper St, Parramatta, NSW

Intensive 3: 18-20 July 2019
Intensive 4:
29-31 August 2019
Intensive 5:
1-2 November 2019

I really liked putting into practice, during our practical hours, what we were learning in our intensives -putting it all together. The course had a very practical feel to it. I also liked that our trainers/facilitators/educators could all give examples through their own chaplaincy experiences to illustrate what we were being taught. It was good to be made to self-reflect – it’s an exercise I would usually avoid, but is beneficial – and of course necessary – for the role of a chaplain or pastoral carer. I felt part of a family within our cohort.

Alan Findlay – Chaplaincy Graduate

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