Chaplaincy Skills

While the public sector constantly debates the need for chaplains/wellness workers/helpers/volunteers, chaplains are still requested by many areas of Australian society – schools, hospitals, defence force, sport clubs, etc. There are countless testimonies of how a chaplain has made a life-changing impact on a person’s life, and this is why we are still dedicated to equipping Christians in what we believe is an essential role in our society.

Throughout this course, students will be taught on three main areas of chaplaincy: the role of a chaplain, working with the mental health and disability sector, and developing pastoral skills and methods.

Subject CodePC452/652
Pre-requisites NONE
Study ModeIntensive
Next Available3 – 7 July, 2017


To see what the MST Distance material looks like, you can try out three sample lessons from three different subjects by clicking below:


Rev Dr Gary Heard

    Time Commitment

    Due to the nature of this course, students will be expected to engage both academically as well as personally with the subject matter. Throughout the semester, you will be required to engage in a number of spiritual disciplines and record your discoveries as you practice them. Class times will include interactive discussions, lectures, personal reflections and other formats that may be helpful to the understanding and experience of the material.


      To be advised on the first day of class.

        Required Textbooks

        No set text. Readings will be available on eCampus.