Certificate IV in Chaplaincy Timetable and Subjects Outline

Day Classes – CERTIFICATE IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral care

Term AM/PM Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1 AM     Growing in the Spirit Youth Ministry I – Legal and Ethical
  PM Communications in Ministry 1      
2 AM     Communications in Ministry 2 Youth Ministry 2
3 AM        
    Youth Ministry 3      
Intensive   Professional leadership will be block taught

Chaplaincy essentials (mental health, grief and loss, referrals)

Pastoral Care may be taught as an intensive early in Term 2.

Online   Liturgy (or in class Term 3)

Pastoral Care (or in class Term 2)

Evening Classes

Term* Time Thursday
1 8 – 9-30pm Life in the Spirit (LiSS)
2
3 8 – 9-30pm Life in the Spirit (LiSS)
4

Term 1

CM003: Personal and Professional Leadership

(CYMDSL301, CHCPRP003)

Looks at personal and spiritual gifting and necessary life skills. Encourages students to examine strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to grow and improve.  Provides critical skills for both young adults and those working with them. Also examines these skills in a professional context – self-examination, receiving and giving feedback, mentoring.

CM200: Communicating in Ministry 1

(CHCCOM002, CHCDIV001)

Provides students with good communication skills, conflict management skills and handling of grievances. We will look at our diverse culture and the impact this has on our communications. We will also cover a range of communication strategies, including the development of key meeting skills.

CM002: Youth Ministry 1

(CHCLEG001)

Knowing the legal and ethical requirements of ministry within any Catholic context is crucial. This unit explores State and Commonwealth requirements and their application in ministry.

Term 2

CM201: Communicating in Ministry 2

(CHCCOM002, CHCDIV001, CHCGRP001)

Provides students with good communication skills, conflict management skills and handling of grievances. We will look at our diverse culture and the impact this has on our communications. We will also cover a range of communication strategies, including the development of key meeting skills. Small group skills are an integral part of ministry. This course will discuss various aspects of forming and running small groups.

CM003: Youth Ministry 2

(CHCYTH001)

Provides an understanding of youth culture and develops an appreciation of how to communicate and minister successfully to youth. This is an introductory unit that is built upon in term 3.

Term 3

YM400: Youth Ministry 3

(CHCLEG001, CHCYTH001, CHCYTH002)

Covers the five key aspects in ministering to young people today. Students discover strategies that help to evangelise youth, how to provide opportunities for fellowship & discipleship as well as how to lead young people into worship. We will also investigate how to engage young people in active ministry to their peers.

TERM 4

CM407: Liturgy (online) (This unit can be substituted for a different unit or can be completed on campus in Term 4)

(CCMPLC407)

This unit is for chaplains who want to work in the Catholic school system. It examines various types of liturgy within the Catholic Church, giving attention to the Eucharist. It considers the biblical basis and historical development for liturgical practices. Practical activities will enable students to prepare and facilitate various liturgical celebrations they may encounter in ministry settings

INTENSIVES or ONLINE

YM510: Pastoral Care of Young People

(CHCPAS001, CHCPAS002)

Youth ministers and Chaplains have a special role in caring for the young people in their ministry. Students examine what it means to pastorally care for a young person; they look at important communication skills, strategies that might be employed in planning and delivering pastoral care, and the important role of prayer.

CE001 Chaplaincy essentials intensive
(CHCCCS016, CHCCCS017 and CHCMHS001)

These units are the essential knowledge and skills required to work in either the state or Catholic school system as a chaplain. This intensive will cover how to deal with people with mental health issues and people who have experienced loss and grief, as well as appropriate referral practices.