The Graduate Certificate in Chaplaincy focuses on building capacity in Chaplaincy for people involved in a wide scope of religious, non-profit, community-focused enterprises. Students may be working for denominationally based organisations in education, welfare, aged care, local church or other ministries requiring specific leadership training for ministry or mission.

Course Information

Course: Graduate Certificate in Chaplaincy (GradCertChap)
Accrediting Body: Sydney College of Divinity
Australian Quality Framework Level: AQF 8
School: Stirling School of Community Care

Number of Units: 4 units/ 36 credit points (CP) 
Study Mode: Online (with facilitated learning opportunities)
Course Duration: 0.5 years full-time or up to 2 years part-time

Course Plan


2 core units:
/ The Art and Science of Chaplaincy
/ Focussed Study in Chaplaincy OR Supervised Ministry 1

2 elective units:
/ Working with Grief & Trauma
/ Introduction to Pastoral Counselling
/ Pastoral Counselling in Ministry
/ Well-being & Resilience for People Helpers
/ Focussed Study in Chaplaincy
/ Supervised Ministry 1

Course Details

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