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Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care


CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care is a nationally recognised course. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to provide individualised ethical, moral and spiritual support to individuals, families and communities. You will be trained and supported throughout your learning journey by a trainer who has industry experience in chaplaincy and pastoral care.

You will be required to complete 100 hours of volunteer workplace experience at an organisation that delivers pastoral care or chaplaincy services. This creates an environment where you can apply the theory you have learnt in your studies into chaplaincy and pastoral care practice.

There are 4 Clusters of learning in the CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care consisting of a group of related units of competency.  See below for a description of each cluster of learning.

Core Units
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPAS001 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care (requires 100 hours chaplaincy/pastoral care work)
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective Units (choose FOUR from list below)
CHCADV00 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and/or other drugs context
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer (requires 20 hours volunteer work)
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives


Study Options

Flexible commencement dates when enrolment process is completed.

Expected time frame for completion is 12 months and is also dependent on level of existing skills and experience.

Online using Cloud Assess platform
Albury/Wodonga Day or Evening Workshops
Sydney Workshops
Workplace Training
(available based on student numbers and funding allocations in your area).

We are currently delivering CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care course in the following states:
NSW,Vic (workshop and online)
Qld, SA, WA (online only)
All other states (online - please enquire)

Career Opportunities

Occupational names may include:

• Pastoral care worker
• Chaplain


Payment Plan

Payment Options have been designed to suit your budget. The payment options available are as follows:

  • Instalments - Equal payments divided over the agreed period of training
  • Payment plans – Made up of the first instalment plus admin fee and remainder divided into equal monthly payments.

Learner Support

National Training Solutions have an understanding of the different learning styles and learning needs of our enrolled learners. We offer individual and group learner support classes to ensure that each learner gains the required knowledge and develops the essential skills to be assessed as competent in each unit of competency the learner is enrolled in.

The trainer assigned to the individual or group is accessible in person, phone, email, and via our online discussion blog. In addition each learner has the opportunity to discuss any learning barriers or challenges that may hinder the successful completion of the course and receive quality support to meet these barriers and challenges.


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