Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

Unity College Australia

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
Gold Coast
Established in 1995, Unity College Australia is a Registered Training Organisation. It offers nationally accredited courses covering general vocational programs, Christian studies and creative arts.

Provider CRICOS: 02160A

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