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Assistant Chaplain Courses

An Assistant Chaplain helps deliver counselling and religious guidance to people experiencing a difficult time. You might arrange appointments and speak with clients to determine their needs. Assistant Chaplains often work with other religious professionals or refer people to community support systems when required. You might work at a hospital, prison, school or residential care facility.

Assistant Chaplains should be excellent communicators who can understand the individual needs of clients. You’ll need to be a good listener and have strong interpersonal skills. Assistant Chaplains need to be organised and may have to perform a range of administrative skills.

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Popular Assistant Chaplain Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become an Assistant Chaplain.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Assistant Chaplain earn?

In Australia, a full time Assistant Chaplain generally earns $750 per week ($39,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Assistant Chaplain?

This profession has seen a drop in employment numbers over the last five years. There are currently 13,600 people employed in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as Assistant Chaplains. Assistant Chaplains may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become an Assistant Chaplain?

If you’d like a career as an Assistant Chaplain, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology. You’ll develop your knowledge of scripture and learn to apply Christian ethics to contemporary life issues.

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