Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

St Mark's National Theological Centre

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of chaplains and/or pastoral and spiritual care workers who provide ongoing ethical, moral and spiritual support to clients using a person-centred approach. Work may take place in a range of contexts, including schools, community outreach and local churches in a paid or volunteer capacity. Work in these roles may also require commissioning from a recognised religious institution. Workers operate within the guidelines and practices of their organisation and within the professional and ethical standards of their relevant association. Development of self-awareness and identity underpin effective work in pastoral and spiritual care and are developed over time, through professionally supervised practice and mentoring.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


13 units: 9 core; 4 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Respond to client needs; Provide loss and grief support; Work with diverse people; Work legally and ethically; Use communication to build relationships; plus more. Elective: Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide; Work within a community development framework; Work effectively in the problem gambling sector; Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach; Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness; plus more.

Further information:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work.

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Rockhampton
St Mark's National Theological Centre is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code: 88072) which provides accredited training and related courses to students in Australia. St Mark's National Theological Centre offers 8 courses across 2 study fields. St Mark's National Theological Centre courses are offered in 5 locations. You can view their campus locations by clicking on the campus tab. If you would like to learn more about St Mark's National Theological Centre you can use the contact form listed on our page or you can visit the St Mark's National Theological Centre website directly at http://stmarks.edu.au/rto.

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