Gain an academic and practical understanding for meeting the challenges of working as a chaplain across a range of contexts.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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 workplaces. This qualification provides you with an academic and practical foundation for meeting the challenges of working as a chaplain across a range of contexts.
You will also have the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on a specialised area of interest. Main research areas include spirituality, pastoral care, rituals, religious and cultural demographics, ethics, and theological foundations.
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.
4 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma of Chaplaincy at Murdoch
- Gain the practical foundation for meeting the challenges of working as a chaplain across a range of contexts.
- Have the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on a specialised area of interest.
- 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.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- pastoral care
- dynamics of cultural diversity in the workplace and the community
- Old and New Testament studies
- chaplaincy in theory and practice.
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 work places.
Careers could include:
- School Chaplain
- Religious Education Teacher.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
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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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
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.
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.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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.
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