Alphacrucis College is a ministerial training college with a Christian focus with campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Auckland and has local church partnerships. Courses are offered in Ministry, Pastoral Care, Chaplaincy, Theology and Leadership studies. Awards are granted upon successful completion from Cert IV level to Diploma, Degree, Graduate Cert, Masters and Doctorate.
The mission of Alphacrucis College is “Equipping Christian leaders to change the world”. It has a vision of a global Christian university, transforming neighbourhoods and nations. Its values reflect the Christian vision and are Christ-centred: “We are committed to the Christian faith, to serving one another in humility and engendering compassion for all peoples”.
Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care
The Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care is a dynamic, practical course designed to equip you to provide a high standard of chaplaincy support in a variety of contexts in the community. It is taught by experienced and passionate chaplains through a series of intensives.
The intensives involve you in an interactive group learning environment in which to learn, discuss and practice. These intensives are supplemented by the practicum component of working in the field in areas such as prisons, schools, hospitals and aged care. The course is a nationally accredited qualification which is endorsed by Chaplaincy Australia and the chaplaincy community.
Students can choose to study the full Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, a short course, or attend Professional Development Days. Intensives are delivered nationwide, across 3 or 5 days face to face, Thursday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm and Saturday 8.30am to 3.00pm. Students must attend the Intensives in order to complete the course. These intensives are supplemented by the practicum component of working in the field in areas such as prisons, schools, hospitals and aged care.
Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care is an accredited course in the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Diploma of Chaplaincy
The Diploma of Chaplaincy Course is offered full time for one year or part time over 4 years.
The Higher Education Diploma of Chaplaincy is an accredited qualification for aspiring chaplains in all contexts. Through this program students receive practical and theological training on how to minister to those in need, gain greater understanding of those around them and are empowered to make a real and lasting difference in people’s lives.
A dynamic learning environment for students has been created through this award being completed in a mix of online and Intensive study. All students completing the Diploma of Chaplaincy attend Intensives as a part of the course. These intensives are supplemented by the practicum component of working in the field in areas such as prisons, schools, hospitals and aged care.
All Alphacrucis Chaplaincy training is endorsed by Chaplaincy Australia.
Alphacrucis College (AC) is registered with the Australian Commonwealth Government as a Higher Education Provider, offering courses at sub-graduate, undergraduate, graduate and higher degree research level recognised by Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) (ID: PRV12006). AC is authorised to self-accredit courses of study at Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Levels 5-10 in Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Philosophy and Religious Studies under section 41 of the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency Act 2011. Courses of study outside these narrow fields are accredited by TEQSA directly. All of AC’s teacher training programs have been accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA, formerly BOSTES), AC’s Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is accredited by CPA Australia and Alphacrucis College’s counselling courses have been accredited with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
Alphacrucis College is also an approved VET Provider. Alphacrucis College is registered as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) (Provider Code: 90525) with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and is the developer and owner of several courses accredited through ASQA. ASQA is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. For more information on Alphacrucis College’s VET courses, go to training.gov.au (TGA).
Alphacrucis College is listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) (Provider Code: 00958A).
Alphacrucis College is approved for Austudy, Abstudy, Youth Allowance, FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans.
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