School chaplains and Christian teachers change lives and communities. Ridley College offers a one-year (full-time) 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 allows you to tailor your program to your needs and interests.
|School Chaplaincy Pathway Course Structure|
|Elective Units||Core Units|
|PC602 Foundations of Pastoral Care||OT501 and 502 Foundational Old Testament|
|RYM51/2 Evangelism/Ministry Foundations||NT501 and 502 Foundational New Testament|
|EM618 Ministry in Culturally Diverse Contexts||TH505 Foundational Christian Beliefs|
|EM621 Living Faiths||DM614 Chaplaincy in Educational Settings|
|DM613 Ministry to Non-Church Youth||PC652 Chaplaincy Skills|
|DM621 Issues in Children’s Ministry|
|PE501 Introduction to Christian Ethics|
|PC643 Supervised Field Education|
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.