Created to help.

Chaplaincy and Community Services are an integral part of all communities, providing care and support to those in need. Our courses train you in a range of practical areas including Counselling, Youth Work, Chaplaincy, Case Management, Pastoral Care, Social Welfare and Community Services. 

Chaplaincy student
90 %

Undergraduate Satisfaction in Entire Education Experience1

100 %

Flexible Online
+ Campus Modes

94.4 %

Postgraduate Satisfaction in
Teaching Quality2

Our Courses

We have many courses to choose from whether you’re starting out, looking to improve your career prospects, or pursuing a passion. Enquire with us to download your free course guide, learn about our study areas, and your unique options. Learn more 

Alternative courses also offered.


Certificate IV in Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care

Develop your practical skills to help people work through life issues and assist in times of crisis. 

1 Year Full-time, Part-time Available
Perth, Online
Multiple Intakes

Diploma of Chaplaincy

Learn to minister to those in need, gain greater understanding of those around you, and be empowered to make a real and lasting difference in people’s lives. 

1 Year Full-time, Part-time Available
March, August Intakes

Bachelor of Applied Social Science

Be trained and equipped to assist others in a professional and caring manner, based on evidence-based interventions and best-practice principles.

3 Years Full-time, Part-time Available
Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Online
March and August Intakes

Master of Counselling

Be prepared you for working with individuals, groups, and communities in various environments to aid in improving their quality of life as a qualified counsellor.

2 Years Full-time, Part-time Available
Hobart, Sydney, Online
March and August Intakes

Career Ready

We equip you for a wide range of roles in Counselling, Chaplaincy, Pastoral Care, Case Management, Addictions and Relationship Counselling. Our graduates work in Schools, Prisons, Hospitals, Aged Care, Social Welfare, Sporting Organizations, Not for Profits and Churches.
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Contact us to enquire about fees, FEE-HELP, scholarships and other courses available.

Study Modes

Flexible Study

We understand study needs to fit around your life, so we offer 3 different study modes -  online, on campus, or a combination of both. *

Weekly classes are available in our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane campuses, with workshops, intensives and work placements available in locations around Australia.  You can study purely online, or combine online with some face-to-face learning.

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Student Stories

"Studying the Cert IV in Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care at AC was the first course I had ever done which truly felt like 'me'. The course sharpened my skills and taught me so much about professionalism, governance, crisis support, and boundaries around caring for people. Now I'm working as a Community Manager in the corporate space and I can see how God is using my life's journey to show that it serves a greater purpose."

Nadia Lino
Chaplaincy Graduate

“I really liked putting into practice what we learnt in our practical hours. I also liked that our trainers and facilitators gave clear examples of their own chaplaincy experiences to illustrate what we were being taught. I felt part of a family within our cohort.”

Alan Findlay
Chaplaincy Graduate

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1. 2022 Student Experience Survey result. Note: 89.9% rounded to nearest 1%.

2. 2022 Student Experience Survey.

3. Diagram is indicative only. Progression through nested awards is dependent on grades attained and determined by the program director.