Applying to be a School Chaplain
YOUR PATHWAYS TO SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY
Chaplaincy Positions are now available.
For applicants who do not have a Diploma of Youth Work (CHC504413 or CHC51408), SU Chaplaincy recognises the following qualifications:
- Diploma of Counselling (CHC51712 or CHC51015)
This qualification must include units of competency in ‘making appropriate referrals’ and ‘mental health’.
- Bachelor of Education
You must also be eligible to register with the Queensland College of Teachers and you must have completed units of competency in ‘making appropriate referrals’ and ‘mental health’.
- Bachelor of Psychology
You must also be eligible to register with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and you must have completed units of competency in ‘making appropriate referrals’ and ‘mental health’.
For a full overview of SU Chaplaincy’s qualification requirements, please click here.
For applicants who have completed Diploma or Bachelor studies in Christian Leadership, Theology, Ministry and Social Work, please speak to our team on (07) 3112 6470 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how your existing qualifications can count towards starting your career in chaplaincy.
Important: ALL qualifications must be nationally accredited VET or higher education qualifications and include units of competency in ‘marking appropriate referrals’ and ‘mental health’.
Find out more information about relevant training options offered by Scripture Union Queensland (RTO 30548) by visiting training.suqld.org.au
Upon meeting the above criteria each prospective chaplain must:
- Undergo a ‘Working with Children’ check
- Hold a current paid (‘job ready’) Working with Children ‘Blue Card’ (Details on how to register an account with the Blue Card Services and apply online are available here.)
- Be an active member of a Christian faith community and subscribe to one or both of the creeds of the Christian church (Apostles’ Creed and/or Nicene Creed)
Please note, if you are a registered teacher or sworn police officer, you will need to hold a valid and current exemption card in place of a Blue Card. If your card does not have an expiry date, you must renew it by 31 August 2023, or it will automatically expire.
SU QLD will not employ any applicant until we have either a copy of the applicant’s paid ‘job-ready’ Blue Card or Exemption Card (if the applicant is a registered teacher or police officer).
For more information, please see the full SU Chaplaincy Role Statement.
Chaplaincy applicants are required to consent to their personal information being provided to relevant State Department of Education for the purposes of assessing the suitability for employment as a Chaplain.
Successful Chaplaincy candidates will need to provide either a copy of their birth certificate or passport before they are permitted to commence employment.
If you are applying and live outside of QLD, please contact email@example.com to discuss your interest and the relevant checks.
If you are not an Australian citizen, you will be required to provide evidence of permanent residency status.