What will I learn?

Through this exciting program, you will receive practical and theological training on how to minister to those in need, gain greater understanding of those around you, and be empowered to make a real and lasting difference in people’s 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 and complete a practicum component of working in the field.

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course structure is based on three semesters (each of 13 weeks duration), with two or three subjects taught in each semester. (Note: it can be completed over two semesters if required.)

60 cp from core subjects (equal to 6 core subjects)

20 cp from electives (equal to 2 elective subjects)

To qualify for award of the degree of Diploma of Chaplaincy a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 80 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge:

general understanding of key issues, recent scholarship and practices within chosen discipline area of chaplaincy, consistent with a Christian worldview;

technical and theoretical understanding of research principles and methods, and knowledge of research approaches used in the discipline area of chaplaincy.

Skills:

identify, analyze and synthesize theoretical knowledge in the discipline area of chaplaincy;

examine a complex problem or management requirements using appropriate methodologies and theories from the discipline area of chaplaincy;

analyze and synthesize ideas and theories from other disciplines related to the discipline area of chaplaincy;

communicate effectively and creatively ideas and perspectives to peers and general audiences in diverse contexts.

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

articulate questions or issues and apply the knowledge and skills developed within the discipline area of chaplaincy to develop appropriate solutions;

work independently, responsibly and with the level expected in a broad range of professional and chaplaincy contexts;

collaborate in team projects to make a positive contribution toward social issues;

undertake self-reflection and evaluation of performance for the purpose of vocational development.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This program equips you to become a Chaplain or pastoral carer in diverse areas such as:

  • prisons
  • schools
  • hospitals
  • aged care facilities
  • different sporting codes
  • and other community settings.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

094095K

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$10,560.00 (5,65,310) per year
AUD $1,320 per subject; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

7 March 2022, 8 August 2022

Venue

AC Adelaide Campus

1013 South Road,

MELROSE PARK,

South Australia,

5039, ADELAIDE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$10,560.00 (5,65,310) per year
AUD $1,320 per subject; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

7 March 2022, 8 August 2022

Venue

AC Perth Campus

Suite 3/642, Albany Highway,

VICTORIA PARK,

Western Australia,

6100, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

Applicants admitted on the basis of their recent secondary education must demonstrate the completion of NSW Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate (or the completion of the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result) for admission into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification must demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 3 Certificate III or higher by an authorized institution or registered training organization for admission into this course.

The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a complete or partially complete higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion or partial completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor’s degree (or higher) by an authorized institution for admission into the Diploma of Chaplaincy.

Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 5.5 (with no score below 5.0 in any of the four skills areas).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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