Diploma of Chaplaincy

Do you find yourself deeply invested in the care of others? Do people come to you for their spiritual care? 

From the most experienced Chaplain through to those who are just starting to think about studying Chaplaincy... Whether you’re a school leaver or a retiree... Already working full time or looking for a career change... AC has the training and accreditation pathways that are right for you. Our Diploma of Chaplaincy equips you to provide a high standard of care in a range of areas within Chaplaincy. 





in Postgraduate

Educational Experience*



Online + Campus Modes

Course Offerings
VET Courses

Certificate IV in Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care

Higher Education Courses

Diploma of Chaplaincy

Bachelor of Applied Social Science

Graduate Diploma of Applied Social Science

Master of Arts

Take the next step

What sets AC Chaplaincy students apart?
You can be trained all around Australia! And you’ll be well-supported along the way, with Chaplaincy Tutors available Monday to Friday by phone, email, Skype or in person to answer your questions and assist you with assessments.
Career Opportunities

All our Chaplaincy training is endorsed by Chaplaincy Australia. And courses are approved by the Civil Chaplains Advisory Committee.

You can work as a hospital, prison, aged care, school, sports or defense force Chaplain or respond to natural disasters like bushfires as a Chaplain.


Training is completed in intensives, which means taking minimum time off work. And this format creates opportunities for networking and enhanced learning. Your assessments are completed online, which means greater flexibility in your study plans.

Study Modes

On Campus




On Campus + Online

Alumni Stories

Hear about Laura's story and what she loves most about being a chaplain. 

 Professional Development

We have a range of electives to equip you for some of the biggest issues faced today, like: Domestic Violence, Homelessness, Problem Gambling, Drugs & Alcohol, Aged Care and issues affecting young people. You can complete these electives online or as a Professional Development Day.

We even have a Ministers Chaplaincy Upgrade (MCU), which is a short course for Pastors and Ministers with years of experience looking to upskill or move into the Chaplaincy field. This includes a 3-day Intensive (8.30am-5pm) and assessments completed online.

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Anne Iuliano

Founder of Chaplaincy Australia
Master of Leadership Graduate

"When I founded Chaplaincy Australia, it was a new world for me and doing my Master of Leadership at the same time really empowered me to go into that world and develop values and organisational structure and I didn’t have that experience before. It really helped and equipped me for the journey that lay ahead with Chaplaincy Australia. I’m so grateful for my studies at AC that set me on a good path to help Chaplaincy Australia in its early years."

Ready to start your world-class chaplaincy education?

*16% higher than the national average. UG Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018. QILT.edu.au.
^Postgraduate Business and Leadership, 2018 QILT Survey. QILT.edu.au.