Professional Chaplaincy

This postgraduate unit helps prepare the student to manage the unique dilemmas, challenges and opportunities faced by chaplains in the practice of professional chaplaincy.

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. Analyze the significant differences in the roles of chaplains in a range of contexts
  2. Articulate a set of effective principles for managing a team of people helpers (chaplains, case workers, clinicians, managers, administrators and volunteers)
  3. Apply principles for developing the roles of self-differentiation, self-awareness and spirituality within an identified personal or professional context
  4. Develop strategies for facilitating operational efficiency in working within a group of professional people helpers in defined situations
  5. Develop their own plans for professional development as key to their ongoing health, effectiveness and resilience as a professional chaplain.
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