Morling offers chaplaincy and schools ministry training. Students can choose a subject on “Chaplaincy in Educational Settings” and/or “Chaplaincy Skills”, and also do a chaplaincy major in an accredited Australian College of Theology award.
For a list of the Chaplaincy intensives for 2016, please visit our Intensive Units page.
The Chaplaincy in Educational Settings subject is an innovative unit, designed for primary and secondary school chaplaincy. This subject offers current and prospective school chaplains an opportunity to explore the practice and theology of chaplaincy in the contexts of state, private, primary and secondary schools.
Its content is shaped around the new Federal Government chaplaincy training requirements. This subject is an exciting partnership between Morling College and experienced school chaplains.
The Chaplaincy Skills subject seeks to introduce students to the basic perspectives and the competencies they will need to work effectively as chaplains. It focuses on chaplaincy skills and practices, especially in the areas of mental health, referrals and holistic care. This subject is offered through Morling Online.
The emphasis is on what chaplains are expected to know and be able to do in mental health management rather than on the biblical basis and theology of chaplaincy.
Both chaplaincy subjects are available to be taken as ‘stand alone’ subjects or as part of an ongoing, accredited tertiary award, where academic credit is available through the Australian College of Theology To do a chaplaincy major in an accredited award, you simply need to complete both of these chaplaincy subjects, and the rest of the requirements for that award.
Morling College is committed to training men and women for effective schools-based ministry and chaplaincy roles in educational and other settings. Students can train for chaplaincy at Diploma, Bachelor and Graduate levels. Chaplaincy majors will equip you to serve God in educational and other chaplaincy settings (such as chaplaincy roles in schools, universities, the military, the police, sports, aged and health-care, etc.). Much of the training for chaplaincy can also be done by Distance Education and as five-day intensive units.