Notice
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.
PLEASE CHECK PRIOR TO ENROLLING
Note – There will be 1 completely online (via zoom) intensive.
No matter where you are, you can join our online learning community.

DIPLOMA OF CHAPLAINCY


The Higher Education Diploma of Chaplaincy is an accredited qualification for aspiring chaplains in all contexts. Through this exciting new program students receive practical and theological training on how to minister to those in need, gain greater understanding of those around them and are empowered to make a real and lasting difference in peoples’ lives.
A dynamic learning environment for chaplains has been created through this award being completed in a mix of online and Intensive study. All students completing the Diploma of Chaplaincy attend Intensives as a part of the course. Students can join the Ministry/Leadership face-to-face classes where available for BIB001 and THE001. (These 2 subjects can also be completed online.)
Students also arrange and undertake a 100 hour chaplaincy placement in an area of their choice as a part of their training.

FEE-HELP is available.

COURSE OVERVIEW

CORE SUBJECTS
(6 Subjects)

MIN001 – Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

SSC001 – PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTION
SSE005 – CHAPLAINCY AND PASTORAL CARE
EXP001 – PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
BIB001 – INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE
THE001 – CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

ELECTIVES
(2 Subjects)

EXP005 – WORKING WITH OLDER PEOPLE
SSC002 – WORKING WITH TRAUMA
SSE009 – METHODS OF YOUTH WORK
SSE003 – WORKING WITH ADDICTIONS
XXX009 – INDEPENDENT GUIDED STUDY
XXX000 – FIELD STUDY

** note: 2 electives are chosen by class vote

Entry Requirements

HIGH SCHOOL LEAVERS: completion of Yr 12 certificate or articulation from another AC course or equivalent
MATURE AGE STUDENTS over 21 years old: no entry requirements
CRICOS APPROVED
FEE-HELP AVAILABLE

Course format

Six subjects are studied in a combination of compulsory Intensives + online coursework. Two subjects are either Face to face or Global Online

Intensives are generally held Thursday- Saturday, 8.30-5.00pm at AC campuses and selected locations. COVID may require intensives to be delivered live online via Zoom.
Across the course students complete 100 hours of placement – 50 hours in EXP001A & EXP001B.

Students are welcome to discuss their study load prior to enrolment to ensure the best plan for them.

SUGGESTED STUDY PLAN

SEMESTER 1
Intensive 1 & 2 + Online

MIN001 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
SSC001 Psychology of Emotion

SEMESTER 2
Intensive 3 & 4 + Online

SSE005 Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care
EXP001A Professional Practice A

SEMESTER 3
Intensive 5 + Online

EXP001A Professional Practice A
2 X ELECTIVES (Chosen by class vote)

SEMESTER 4
Online OR Face to Face
BIB001 / BIB007 or BIB008
THE001 Christian Worldview
(These units can be studied at any stage)


2021 NEW STUDENT COURSE DATES


New South Wales – Victoria – Western Australia – South Australia – Queensland – Tasmania


2021 Continuing STUDENT course DATES



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