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Graduate Diploma in Chaplaincy (GradDipChap)


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Title Graduate Diploma in Chaplaincy (GradDipChap)
Course Code G1067
Study Level Graduate Diploma
Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
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Academic Chair: Professor Rowan Strong | Email: R.Strong@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6470

Qualification Graduate Diploma in Chaplaincy (GradDipChap)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description Caring for the spiritual needs of people in a variety of life situations has become increasingly important in contemporary society. As a result, chaplains are now found in schools, hospitals, prisons, aged care, and many work places. This qualification provides an excellent academic and practical foundation for meeting the challenges of working as a chaplain across a range of contexts.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF level 7) in any discipline.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Employment Prospects Employment opportunities include chaplaincy in schools, hospitals, prisons, aged care, and other work places.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 15 credit points

THE505 Introduction to Theology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

THE528 Spirituality - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external

THE512 Pastoral Practicum - 3 points
Not available this year

THE627 Understanding Religion in Australian Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

THE624 Ethics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-external

Specified Electives - 9 credit points

THE506 Old Testament and its World - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

THE507 New Testament and its World - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

THE509 Turning Points in Church History - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

THE510 Emerging Christian Theology: The Creeds (100-500 CE) - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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