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

CHAPLAINCY ESSENTIALS
UNITS

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)

Required
Units

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)

2017 UPCOMING COURSE DATES

NEW SOUTH WALES

NSWCP65 – 6U5D – SYDNEY
Alphacrucis College
30 Cowper St, Parramatta, NSW

Intensive 1 & 2: 30 October – 3 November 2017
Intensive 3:
22-24 March 2018
Intensive 4:
10-12 May 2018
Electives:
12-14 July2018

QUEENSLAND

MINISTERS CHAPLAINCY UPGRADE – CAIRNS
Generations Church
1-3 Moore Road, Kewarra Beach, QLD
Dates: Thurs 2 – Sat 4 November 2017

MINISTERS CHAPLAINCY UPGRADE – BRISBANE
Alphacrucis College
44 O’Keefe St, Woolloongabba, QLD

Dates: Mon 4 – Wed 6 December 2017

ELECTIVES

NEW SOUTH WALES
NSWELE5
Alphacrucis College
30 Cowper St, Parramatta, NSW

Alcohol and Other Drugs:
Fri 20 October 2017

Working with Young People:
Sat 21 October 2017
_____________

NSWELE7
Macquarie Life Church
Cnr Macquarie & Wentworth Rds, Cardiff, NSW

Domestic Violence
:
Fri 17 November 2017

Working with Young People:
Sat 18 November 2017

QUEENSLAND
QLDELE1

Alphacrucis College
48 O’Keefe St, Woolloongabba, QLD

Domestic Violence:
Fri 27 October 2017

Alcohol and Other Drugs:
Sat 28 October 2017
_____________

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
WAELE3

ACC State Hub
Suite 3, 642 Albany Highway, Vic Park, WA

Alcohol and other drugs:
Thurs 2 November 2017

Working with Young People
:
Fri 3 November 2017


2017 Continuing Student Course DATES

NSWCP64 – MID NORTH COAST
Wellspring Community Church
3 Treelands Drive, Yamba NSW

Intensive 1: 31 August – 2 September 2017
Intensive 2:
26-28 October 2017
Intensive 3: 8-10 March 2018
Intensive 4: 3-5 May 2018
Electives: 21-23 June 2018

VICCP25 – MELBOURNE
Enjoy Church (North Campus)
74 Wedge Street, Epping, VIC

Intensive 1:  27-29 April 2017
Intensive 2: 29 June – 1 July 2017
Intensive 3:  7-9 September 2017
Intensive 4: 16-18 November 2017
Electives:  9-10 February 2018

NSWCP62 – CARDIFF
Macquarie Life Church
Cnr Macquarie & Wentworth Rds, Cardiff, NSW
Intensive 1: 30 March-1 April 2017
Intensive 2: 1-3 June 2017
Intensive 3: 10-12 August 2017
Intensive 4: 19-21 October 2017
Electives: 17-18 November 2017

NSWCP59 – PARRAMATTA
Alphacrucis College
30 Cowper Street, Parramatta, NSW

Intensive 1:  16-18 February 2017
Intensive 2:  4-6 May 2017
Intensive 3:  29 June – 1 July 2017
Intensive 4: 14-16 September 2017
Electives:  19-21 October 2017

WACP9 – PERTH
ACC State Hub,
Suite 3, 642 Albany highway, Vic Park, WA

Intensive 1: 9-11 March 2017
Intensive 2:
25-27 May 2017
Intensive 3: 20-22 July 2017
Intensive 4: 28-30 September 2017
Electives: 2-3 November 2017

QLDCP12 – BRISBANE
Alphacrucis College
44 O’Keefe St, Woolloongabba, QLD

Intensive 1: 28-30 September 2017
Intensive 2:
23-25 November 2017
Intensive 3: 8-10 February 2018
Intensive 4: 12-14 April 2018
Electives: 31 May -2 June 2018

WACP10 – PERTH
ACC State Hub,
Suite 3, 642 Albany highway, Vic Park, WA

Intensive 1: 3-5 August 2017
Intensive 2:
5-7 October 2017
Intensive 3: 15-17 February 2018
Intensive 4: 19-21 April 2018
Electives: 31 May -2 June 2018

NSWCP63 – SYDNEY
Alphacrucis College
30 Cowper St, Parramatta, NSW

Intensive 1: 3-5 August 2017
Intensive 2:
28-30 September 2017
Intensive 3: 8-10 February 2018
Intensive 4: 12-14 April 2018
Electives: 31 May -2 June 2018

NSWCP61 – CENTRAL COAST
Hope Unlimited Church
164 Pacific Hwy, Charmhaven NSW

Intensive 1: 17-19 August 2017
Intensive 2:
19-21 October 2017
Intensive 3: 1-3 March 2018
Intensive 4: 26-28 April 2018
Electives: 14 – 16 June 2018

QLDCP11 – BRISBANE
Alphacrucis College
180 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba, QLD

Intensive 1: 2-4 March 2017
Intensive 2: 11-13 May 2017
Intensive 3: 6-8 July 2017
Intensive 4: 14-16 September 2017
Electives: 27-28 October 2017

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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