CHC42315 – Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

CHC42315 – Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

In these uncertain times, many are seeking careers that are less emotionally taxing and more emotionally rewarding. This is why increasing numbers are drawn to one of the most fulfilling and impactful professions available. Imagine embarking on a career in chaplaincy and pastoral care. Your workdays could involve providing crucial support and guidance, offering comfort during pivotal moments in people’s lives.

The demand for qualified chaplains has surged in recent years, offering a meaningful opportunity to make a significant difference in various settings, including healthcare, education, and community services. By obtaining the Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care through Rose Training Australia, you position yourself at the forefront of this field.

As we speak, chaplains play a vital role not only in spiritual and religious contexts but also in secular environments, assisting individuals through crises, personal challenges, and life transitions.

Join the ranks of satisfied students who have completed their training with Rose Training Australia. Our evolving course ensures that our graduates are well-informed, highly skilled, and confident in their ability to provide compassionate and effective pastoral care.

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CHC42315 - Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

Your CHC42315 – Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care is just a step away! In recent years, there's been a remarkable increase in the need for chaplaincy services across various sectors, reflecting a shift towards providing holistic support in both religious and secular contexts.

Our dedicated team will guide you through the diverse aspects covered by this course, including spiritual care, ethical counselling, and support across different community settings. This course prepares you for roles such as providing pastoral care in hospitals, schools, and community centres.

With thousands of satisfied graduates who have already completed their training through Rose Training Australia, we continually update our courses to ensure our students receive the most comprehensive training and skills.

For a more detailed breakdown of what our course involves and insights into how some of the content is delivered online, please visit our course introduction page: Introducing – Becoming a Chaplain in Australia – with Rose Training Australia.

For additional details about our services and what our students can expect, please refer to our Student Handbook.

CHC42315 - Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care | Structure

Our training program is uniquely structured to fit your lifestyle while ensuring you get the most out of your educational experience. It combines in-person sessions with online self-directed study, allowing you to learn at your own pace. You'll have regular face-to-face time with trainers for individual guidance and group interactions, which helps clarify complex topics and enhance your understanding through peer discussions. Between these sessions, you can access course materials online, completing assignments and studies when it best suits your schedule. This flexible approach ensures that you can manage your learning effectively, balancing it with other commitments.

The CHC42315 - Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care course comprises 13 units:

  • A five-day Face to Face Zoom Classroom (Monday – Friday) + portfolio of work* (online study)
  • Five consecutive Saturdays Face to Face Zoom Classroom + portfolio of work* (online study)
  • Three consecutive Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening Face to Face Zoom Classroom + portfolio of work* (online study)
  • Online

About Face-to-Face Zoom Classroom

  • Our classes will still be running as live Face-to-Face Zoom Classroom using Zoom.
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  • If you are joining a face-to-face classroom, you may request a call from student support beforehand to help you become familiar with virtual interaction. The Rose Training Team will still be contactable via phone and email for any questions you may have.
  • You are able to interact with both your Marriage Celebrant trainer and your fellow students just as you would in a classroom setting – just raise your hand to ask a question.
  • Your trainer will share their presentation by sharing their computer screen and webcam, and will demonstrate how to use the online learning materials.
  • Regular question and answer sessions allows students to ask and get answers to their questions. Each day is split into a morning and afternoon session.
  • The video and audio quality is excellent, and it’s a fun and enjoyable way to learn!

CHC42315 - Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care | Units

The CHC42315 – Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care consists of thirteen units, including compulsory core units and electives.

Upon being found competent in each of these units, you will be awarded the CHC42315 – Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. This qualification prepares you for roles as a chaplain in a variety of contexts including community services, healthcare, and education.

The units completed as part of this qualification are designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for professional chaplaincy practice, adhering to the standards required in pastoral and spiritual care. The units covered in this course are outlined below:

1. CHCCCS016 Respond to Client Needs: This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to identify the needs of clients and respond effectively. It includes understanding and applying appropriate strategies to develop service delivery plans that meet client needs, working within an agreed scope, and ensuring clients are supported and engaged throughout the service process.

2. CHCCCS017 Provide Loss and Grief Support: This unit prepares you to support individuals experiencing loss and grief. It covers the understanding of grief theories and strategies to provide emotional and practical support to clients. The aim is to assist clients in managing their grief through effective communication, empathy, and appropriate referral where necessary.

3. CHCCOM002 Use Communication to Build Relationships: This unit teaches effective communication techniques to establish, maintain, and improve relationships with clients and colleagues. It includes understanding the importance of non-verbal and verbal communication, active listening, and how to adapt communication styles to meet the needs of different individuals and situations.

4. CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse People: This unit is about recognising and respecting individual differences and working effectively with all people. It includes strategies for understanding cultural, social, and linguistic diversity, and developing inclusive practices that promote participation and equal access to resources and opportunities for all people.

5. CHCLEG001 Work Legally and Ethically: This unit covers the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. It includes understanding compliance requirements, professional boundaries, and how to identify and respond to legal and ethical issues that may arise in the workplace.

6. CHCMHS001 Work with People with Mental Health Issues: This unit focuses on providing support to people with mental health issues. The training includes understanding mental health, using appropriate approaches to care for individuals with mental health conditions, and supporting clients to use services and interventions that promote mental health and wellbeing.

7. CHCPAS001 Plan for the Provision of Pastoral and Spiritual Care: This unit involves developing the skills necessary to create and implement plans for providing pastoral and spiritual care. It includes assessing the needs of individuals or communities, designing appropriate care strategies, and coordinating with other services and resources to support holistic well-being.

8. CHCPAS002 Provide Pastoral and Spiritual Care: This unit focuses on the delivery of pastoral and spiritual care services to clients. It covers effective communication, providing comfort and support, facilitating spiritual or religious practices, and respecting diverse spiritual beliefs and practices.

9. CHCPRP003 Reflect on and Improve Own Professional Practice: This unit is designed to encourage continuous professional development through self-assessment and reflection. It includes identifying areas for improvement, setting professional development goals, and engaging in education or training activities to enhance skills and knowledge.

10. CHCYTH002 Work Effectively with Young People in the Youth Work Context: This unit teaches how to engage respectfully and effectively with young people. It includes understanding the social and cultural factors influencing young people, employing appropriate communication techniques, and implementing strategies to support their wellbeing and development.

11. CHCDFV001 Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence: This unit prepares you to identify signs of domestic and family violence and respond effectively. It includes understanding the dynamics of violence, providing appropriate support and referrals, and working within a legal and ethical framework to ensure safety and support for affected individuals.

12. BSBCMM411 Make Presentations: This unit covers the skills needed to prepare, deliver, and review effective presentations. It includes designing engaging content, using presentation tools and technology, and adapting the delivery to suit the audience, purpose, and context.

13. BSBTEC301 Design and Produce Business Documents: This unit involves the skills required to design and produce various business documents. It focuses on choosing appropriate layouts, styles, and formats to ensure clarity, consistency, and professionalism in business communications.

Technical Notes:

The Volume of Learning and the Amount of Training are official estimations set by the government to indicate how much time the average student would need to adequately complete a course's learning and assessment activities. These are based on a full-time study load and encompass all the activities required for achieving the qualification, including classes, assessments, individual study, and practical training.

However, it's common for many students to complete their courses in significantly less time than the government's estimates. This variation often depends on the student's prior knowledge, learning pace, and the mode of study (such as full-time or part-time). For instance, students with relevant experience or those who dedicate more hours per week to their studies may find they can progress through the material more quickly than anticipated.Top of Form

Volume of Learning

The Volume of Learning (VoL) is a notional duration for how long a learner who is undertaking full-time studies, and who does not hold any of the competencies applicable to this qualification, would be expected to take to develop all the skills and knowledge required for its attainment.

For this qualification, the volume of learning associated with full-time equivalent study has been set as 1458 hours, delivered over a period of 52 weeks of online tuition. It will consist of an amount of training, as well as unsupervised learning activities.

This aligns with the AQF Volume of Learning benchmarks of 600-2400 hours.

Amount of Training

Amount of training includes, but is not limited to, learning activities such as guided learning, classes, tutorials, online activities, and assessment activities.

The amount of training hours allocated for this qualification are 810 which is an average of 15.5 hours per week.

The range of hours varies depending on the participant’s availability and his/her chosen study load.

Unsupervised Learner Activity

Unsupervised learning includes, but is not limited to, self-directed activities such as personal practice, research, assessment preparation and private study.

For this qualification, the college has anticipated that 648 hours of unsupervised learner activity will apply. This may vary depending on individual learner needs. This approximates to 12.5 hours per week.

Total combined hours per week equates to 28.

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There are several ways you can pay for your course:


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