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.
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
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
Six of the subjects are studied in a combination of compulsory Intensives + online coursework.
Two of the subjects are studied either Face to face or Global Online
Intensives are generally held Thursday- Saturday, 8.30-5.00pm at AC campuses and selected locations.
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
SUGGESTED STUDY PLAN
Intensive 1 & 2 + Online
MIN001 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
SSC001 Psychology of Emotion
Intensive 3 & 4 + Online
SSE005 Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care
EXP001A Professional Practice A
Intensive 5 + Online
EXP001A Professional Practice B
2 X ELECTIVES (Class vote on 2 of the following)
EXP005 Working with Older People
SSC002 Working with Trauma
SSE009 Methods of Youth Work
SSE003 Working with Addictions
Online OR Face to Face (These units can be studied at any time)
BIB001 Introduction to the Bible
THE001 Christian Worldview
– Only 2 electives are chosen.
– Students are welcome to discuss their study load prior to enrolment to ensure the best plan for them.
– 50 hours of placement is attached to EXP001A AND EXP001B
2019 SEMESTER 2
NEW Intensive dates and locations
NEW SOUTH WALES
NSW89 – SYDNEY
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