1. A Diploma course (8, 12 or 16 units) or an Advanced Diploma course (16 or 24 units)
This applies for students enrolled in any of the Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses: Diploma of Christian Studies, Diploma of Theology, Diploma of Ministry, combined Diploma of Theology / Diploma of Ministry, Advanced Diploma of Theology, Advanced Diploma of Ministry and combined Advanced Diploma of Theology / Advanced Diploma of Ministry.
These are courses of the Australian College of Theology.
There are certain core units that must be completed by all Diploma students. However, if you would like to use your Diploma to become a community chaplain, then the following three elective units would also become compulsory:
- Pastoral Care (this will give you a foundation in pastoral awareness)
- Practical Pastoral Care (this will give you the required practical hours)
- Pastoral Evangelism (this will help you become skilled at sharing the Gospel through pastoral situations)
Other electives you could choose to further equip you for community chaplaincy include:
- Ministry with Seniors
- Understanding Grief
- Disability and God’s People
- The Context of Multicultural Ministry in Australia
- Cross-Cultural Field Education