Becoming a Chaplain

This unit aims to equip the student to face the unique dilemmas, challenges and opportunities faced by chaplains in a wide variety of situations.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Counselling

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify the key elements of the roles of chaplains in a range of contexts
  2. Explain the vital nature of working in a team with others (chaplains, case workers, clinicians, managers, administrators and volunteers) in being a healthy and effective people helper
  3. Formulate effective principles for developing the roles of self-differentiation, self-awareness and spirituality in effective people helping
  4. Develop strategies for working effectively with a range of people helpers
  5. Develop their own plans for professional development as key to their ongoing health, effectiveness and resilience as a chaplain.
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