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Counselling and Chaplaincy

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For a rewarding career at the community's coalface

In this lost and confused world there is an ever-increasing need for Christian counselling and Chaplaincy courses that equip and train competent professionals. The 21st century presents many individuals with a complex array of difficulties that are increasingly hard to navigate; yet our sociological supports are minimal. The helping professions have therefore become vital services and the demand for well-equipped graduates in these fields is increasing.

Whatever the area of concern, an open and loving approach, sound techniques, informed awareness, and the power of God's word can combine to make a powerful difference for individuals experiencing difficulties. As a counsellor or chaplain infused with spiritual wisdom and equipped with a sound knowledge base, you can be a shining light in an increasingly dark world.

ACCS Principal Dr. Len Smith sums it up nicely:

"If you have a heart for people: the abused, the neglected, the lonely and the sick, then you want to reach out to them with both knowledge and love. Compassionate Christian counsellors or chaplains are able to provide holistic, non-judgemental understanding as they seek to provide care that empowers and leads to enhanced human functioning."

If that is your desire, then the very significant vocation of counselling or chaplaincy, and our Associate Degree and Degree programmes in Social Science are for you!

Fully Accredited and Industry respected Counselling and Chaplaincy Courses

Our courses are designed and structured to help caring Christians reach out and comfort individuals, couples and families in crisis. The comprehensive syllabus provides knowledge, understanding and skills to match Christian concern with practical techniques. From Certificate level to Master of Arts, an integrated program of theology blends with the theories, practices and skills of counselling or chaplaincy to prepare students to assist others towards a better way.

The Associate Degree in Social Science is equivalent to the first two years of the Bachelor of Social Science. Students can graduate with the AssocDegSocSc award or continue on and complete the BSocSc within a specified time span. The AssocDegSocSc could complement other professional studies already gained in areas such as Nursing and Teaching.

This award requires students to complete 16 subjects, a total of 96 credit points are required.

Entrance Requirements

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in the Australian school system, with an ATAR of 65,
or
Mature admission for those who have reached the age of 21,
or
Special Entry admission through interview process,
or
Satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology.

Articulation to Other Awards

Students are eligible to articulate into the Bachelor of Social Science.

In the Bachelor of Social Science studies, students learn to explore and integrate biblical and psychological principles, and arrive at a position of readiness and experience that will help clients work through problem issues with a realistic worldview and an increased ability to think, feel and respond in an effective way.

To continue with words of Principal, Dr Len Smith:

"Students develop an understanding of the complex social and cultural issues that challenge every age group. They participate in classroom and practical sessions that develop both counselling and chaplaincy knowledge and skills. They graduate equipped to be a counsellor or chaplain in diverse contexts, with theoretical and practical skills that are undergirded by a strong Christian ethos".

Our Christian counselling and chaplaincy courses equip caring students to become proficient and influential change makers in individual lives. 

This award requires students to complete 24 subjects, a total of 144 credit points are required.

Entrance Requirements

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in the Australian school system, with an ATAR of 65,
or
Mature admission for those who have reached the age of 21,
or
Special Entry admission through interview process,
or 
Satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology.

To find out more, contact us. We look forward to assisting you. 

If you aren't sure of your best course of study, please contact us using the form at right, or if you would prefer to read more first, this article may be of assistance.

For those who are more confident at this point, here are the opportunities specific to this area.

The following qualification are offered on behalf on The Sydney College of Divinity.

 

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