Chaplaincy

Graduate Diploma in Chaplaincy (GradDipChap)

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Gain an academic and practical foundation for meeting the challenges of working as a chaplain across a range of contexts.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

  • Course Code

    • G1067
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 080710G
  • Course Code

    • G1067
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

Caring for the spiritual needs of people in a variety of life situations has become increasingly important in contemporary society. As a result, chaplains are now found in schools, hospitals, prisons, aged care, and many work places. This qualification provides an academic and practical foundation for meeting the challenges of working as a chaplain across a range of contexts.

Not all students who study chaplaincy are religious themselves; all you need is an inquiring mind and passion to learn more about the significance and impact of religion in the world around us.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma of Chaplaincy at Murdoch

  • Classes are taught by internationally recognised experts and researchers in their respective fields.
  • Flexible study options: Study full-time or part-time, in internal and external modes. (Full-time if you’re an international student).
  • Looking to continue on and complete a masters in as little as 18 months? We offer a 1.5 year Master of Chaplaincy where you can use the units completed in this course as credits.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • spirituality
  • pastoral care
  • ethics
  • Old and New Testament studies
  • chaplaincy in theory and practice.

Your career

As a graduate of this course, you will be attractive to potential employers due to having experienced the breadth of a university degree. This course will enhance your qualifications and open opportunities for you to work as a chaplain in schools, hospitals, prisons, aged care and a variety of other workplaces.

Careers could include:

  • School Chaplain
  • Religious Education Teacher.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

Your Application Checklist

  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae