Certificate IV

Notice
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.

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. Students arrange and undertake a 100 hour chaplaincy placement in an area of choice as a part of their training.

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

DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY

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)


* Units currently not available


2021 NEW STUDENT COURSE DATES

Note: Please quote the cohort name in all correspondence regarding your course if you have an enquiry.

Sydney Campus, Alphacrucis College
Address: 30 Cowper Street, Parramatta, NSW
Cohort Name: SYC21.2
Intensive 1: 12-14 August 2021
Intensive 2: 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2021
Intensive 3: 27-29 January 2022
Intensive 4: 17-19 March 2022
Electives: 13-14 May 2022

Hillsong Night School, Baulkham Hills
Address: 1-5 Solvent Circuit, Norwest Blvd, Baulkham Hills, NSW
Cohort Name: BHM21.1
Dates: Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, starting 28 July 2021
Note: Runs for two semesters


Queensland Campus, Alphacrucis College
Address: 44 O'Keefe St, Woolloongabba, QLD
Cohort Name: BRC21.2
Intensive 1: 12-14 August 2021
Intensive 2: 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2021
Intensive 3: 27-29 January 2022
Intensive 4: 17-19 March 2022
Electives: 13-14 May 2022

Adelaide
Address: 13-15 Ormsby Ave, Parafield Gardens SA 5107
Cohort Name: ADC21.2
Intensive 1: 22-24 July 2021
Intensive 2: 9-11 September 2021
Intensive 3: 10-12 February 2022
Intensive 4: 31 March-2 April 2022
Electives: 26-28 May 2022

Melbourne Campus, Alphacrucis College
Address: Level 4, 350 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC
Cohort Name: MEC21.2
Intensive 1: 26-28 August 2021
Intensive 2: 7-9 October 2021
Intensive 3: 3-5 February 2022
Intensive 4: 24-26 March 2022
Electives: 20-21 May 2022

Perth Campus, Alphacrucis College
Address: Suite 3, 642 Albany Highway Vic Park Perth
Cohort Name: PEC21.2
Intensive 1: 2-4 September 2021
Intensive 2: 14-16 October 2021
Intensive 3: 3-5 February 2022
Intensive 4: 17-19 March 2022
Electives: 20-21 May 2022

Online Class (via zoom)
Cohort Name: ONL21.2
Intensive 1: 26-28 August 2021
Intensive 2: 7-9 October 2021
Intensive 3: 3-5 February 2022
Intensive 4: 24-26 March 2022
Electives: 20-21 May 2022

* Units currently not available


2021 CONTINUING STUDENT COURSE DATES

Note: Please quote the cohort name in all correspondence regarding your course if you have an enquiry.

Sydney Campus, Alphacrucis College
Address: 30 Cowper Street, Parramatta, NSW
Cohort Name: SYC21.1
Intensive 3: 29-31 July 2021
Intensive 4: 16-18 September 2021
Electives: 12-13 November 2021

Hillsong Night School, Baulkham Hills
Location: Online Class (via zoom)
Cohort Name: BHM20.1
Dates: Wednesday Night Classes, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, finishing on 23 June 2021.

Newcastle
Location: Online Class (via zoom)
Cohort Name: NEM21.1
Intensive 2: 29 April - 1 May 2021
Intensive 3: 5-7 August 2021
Intensive 4: 23-25 September 2021
Electives: 19-20 November 2021


Queensland Campus, Alphacrucis College
Address: 44 O'Keefe St, Woolloongabba, QLD
Cohort Name: BRC21.1
Intensive 3: 29-31 July 2021
Intensive 4: 16-18 September 2021
Electives: 12-13 November 2021

Melbourne Campus, Alphacrucis College
Address: Level 4, 350 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC
Cohort Name: MEC21.1
Intensive 2: 13-15 May 2021
Intensive 3: 19-21 August 2021
Intensive 4: 30 Sept - 1 Oct 2021
Electives: 2-4 December 2021

Perth Campus, Alphacrucis College
Address: Suite 3, 642 Albany Highway Vic Park Perth
Cohort Name: PEC21.1
Intensive 3: 19-21 August 2021
Intensive 4: 30 Sept - 1 Oct 2021
Electives: 10-11 December 2021

Online Class (via zoom)
Cohort Name: ONL21.1
Intensive 3: 5-7 August 2021
Intensive 4: 23-25 September 2021
Electives: 19-20 November 2021

Online Class (via zoom)
Cohort Name: ONL20.3
Location: Online zoom training
Intensive 4: 13-15 May 2021
Intensive 5: 9-10 July 2021


ONE DAY ELECTIVES

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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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