What’s the role of a chaplain?

Chaplains are considered a part of the school and are required to work together with the relevant student guidance teams to support the wellbeing of students. Individuals belonging to national chaplaincy programs are tasked with protecting the emotional wellbeing of children and meeting other psychosocial needs.

They support students through grief and loss, all kinds of bullying, natural disasters and other traumatic incidents through their PCIR service, where they provide mentoring and guidance. In this process, they develop relationships with the students and also refer them for specialised care, when it is needed. This is done under the supervision of the principal.

They attend parent body meetings and inform parents about the work they are doing with the students and what support is available to both parents and their children.

They also build relationships between the school and the wider community with the support and approval of school officials.

What’s the role of a chaplain?

Chaplains are considered a part of the school and are required to work together with the relevant student guidance teams to support the wellbeing of students. Individuals belonging to national chaplaincy programs are tasked with protecting the emotional wellbeing of children and meeting other psychosocial needs.

They support students through grief and loss, all kinds of bullying, natural disasters and other traumatic incidents through their PCIR service, where they provide mentoring and guidance. In this process, they develop relationships with the students and also refer them for specialised care, when it is needed. This is done under the supervision of the principal.

They attend parent body meetings and inform parents about the work they are doing with the students and what support is available to both parents and their children.

They also build relationships between the school and the wider community with the support and approval of school officials.

Around the country, national chaplaincy programs and pastoral care teams are being recognised as forces guiding the healthy development of children. With the effort and dedication of our trained chaplains, we provide crucial support to schools in Australia.

Around the country, national chaplaincy programs and pastoral care teams are being recognised as forces guiding the healthy development of children. With the effort and dedication of our trained chaplains, we provide crucial support to schools in Australia.

Who can be a chaplain?

If you want to be a chaplain, you must possess the Cert IV & Diploma in chaplaincy, as this is the minimum educational requirement. The same qualification in youth work and/or pastoral care is considered an equivalent.

These must, however, include training and competencies in mental health and the ability to make referrals.

Apart from this, as a chaplain, you must not proselytise. You are free to belong to any faith and may take on a title relevant to your religious beliefs. That being said, chaplains generally do not provide religious education or perform any religious services or rites in the schools they’re assigned to.

Who can be a chaplain?

If you want to be a chaplain, you must possess the Cert IV & Diploma in chaplaincy, as this is the minimum educational requirement. The same qualification in youth work and/or pastoral care is considered an equivalent.

These must, however, include training and competencies in mental health and the ability to make referrals.

Apart from this, as a chaplain, you must not proselytise. You are free to belong to any faith and may take on a title relevant to your religious beliefs. That being said, chaplains generally do not provide religious education or perform any religious services or rites in the schools they’re assigned to.

Do you want to become a school chaplain?

Apply to be a part of our national chaplaincy programs.

Do you want to become a school chaplain?

Apply to be a part of our national chaplaincy programs.

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