PC452/652 Chaplaincy Skills and Methods

There is a need for Chaplains not only throughout Australia, but in the rest of the World.

Chaplains serve a very important role as they are the Christian presence in the institution they serve – whether in schools, prisons or the workplace. Effective chaplaincy requires specific skills in imparting God’s word to reach people in a respectful and caring way. This subject will teach these methods and also improve the natural skills you may already have.

Subject CodePC452 - Undergraduate
PC652 - Graduate
Study ModeIntensive held at MST Wantirna Campus
Next Available 8-12 July, 2019

Rev. Dr. Gary Heard

WHY study an intensive?

Intensives are a great way to add units to your studies as they are taught over a short time frame rather than over a semester. This means that the course work is compressed into a week or two, with the same lecturers and types of assessments as other subjects.

This may be of benefit to students who find themselves forgetting lessons from week to week, or for students who have limited time during semester due to work and family.

Anyone can study an Intensive as long as they meet enrolment and any pre-requisites required.


    This subject gives you an understanding of the chaplaincy role and develops competencies for chaplaincy. You will learn how to work with the Mental Health Sector and develop pastoral care skills for chaplaincy. The unit is relevant to chaplains in a school, college, university, hospital, nursing home, community centre, courts or prison.


      This subject will be taught by Rev. Dr. Gary Heard, Academic Dean at Trinity College Theological School


        Assessments will be advised first day of class.

          Required Text Books

          Textbooks will be confirmed first day of the intensive.

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