Health Care Chaplaincy
Bachelor Degree, Graduate Diploma, MDiv
2 units (minimum) of Clinical Pastoral Education.
An external provider, The Association for Supervised and Clinical Pastoral Education in Victoria (ASACPEV), is a group of hospital based CPE Providers. ASACPEV and Spiritual Health Victoria (the peak association working with the Victorian Government to provide governance frameworks for healthcare Chaplaincy) require two of these units to be completed as part of a basic qualification in healthcare Chaplaincy in Victoria.
A unit of CPE generally involves group work, reflective writing, and a supervised minimum of 100-200 hours face to face ministry in varied hospital settings or an agreed ministry placement.
The units are generally undertaken at CPE centres in a range of larger metropolitan hospitals.
One unit of CPE (PC436/636 Clinical Pastoral Education) can currently be taken for credit through the Australian College of Theology in Degree and Grad Dip/MDiv programs.
Interested students will need to contact ASACPEV for information about application procedures for CPE.
Spiritual Health Victoria
Please check these websites and consult with Mrs Kathy James (PCV/HCCC Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care Co-ordinator) to confirm current requirements for medical chaplaincy.