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.

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

SIX CORE 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

TWO ELECTIVES FROM LIST

  • 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 the Program Director

Entry Requirements & Course Info

High School Leavers: Completion of Year 12 certificate, articulation from another AC course or equivalent.
Mature Age (Over 21 years old): No entry requirements.

CRICOS APPROVED
FEE-HELP AVAILABLE

Course format

Six core subjects are studied in a combination of compulsory Intensives + online coursework.
Two elective subjects are either delivered face-to-face or 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


Note: Please quote the cohort name in all correspondence regarding your course to help us with your 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 6.00pm - 9.00pm, 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

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

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


2021 Continuing STUDENT course DATES


Note: Please quote the cohort name in all correspondence regarding your course to help us with your 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
Intensive 4: 13-15 May 2021
Intensive 5: 9-10 July 2021


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