School chaplains and Christian teachers change lives and communities.
Ridley College offers a one year Graduate Diploma in Divinity that trains school chaplains and better equips Christian teachers.
Chaplains fulfil a unique role:
Together with your teaching qualification, the Graduate Diploma will give you the formal qualifications required by ACCESS Ministries for its chaplains. Christian teachers will also benefit as they lead Christian studies, CRE, pastoral care and other school-based ministries.
The Graduate Diploma may be taken full time or part time, during the day or evenings, in classes or online.
School chaplaincy is an ideal opportunity for Christian teachers who want to change the focus of their current engagement with students to a more proactive pastoral care and discipleship role.
The Graduate Diploma provides foundational studies in Old and New Testaments, and an excellent overview of Christian theology. A specialist unit in chaplaincy completes the core. A range of electives allow you to tailor your program to your needs and interests.
|School Chaplaincy Pathway|
|Core Units||Elective Units|
|OT501 and 502 Foundational OT||PC602 Foundations of Pastoral Care|
|NT501 and 502 Foundational NT||RYM51/2 Evangelism/Ministry Foundations|
|TH505 Foundational Christian Beliefs||EM618 Ministry in Culturally Diverse Contexts|
|DM614 Chaplaincy in Educational Settings||EM621 Living Faiths|
|PC652 Chaplaincy Skills||DM613 Ministry to Non-Church Youth|
|DM621 Issues in Children’s Ministry|
|PE501 Introduction to Christian Ethics|
|PC643 Supervised Field Education|