Diploma in Chaplaincy (Level 5)
The Diploma in Chaplaincy is a foundational level programme in Christian Studies tailored towards those who are intending to minister as chaplains in the community. This programme enables students to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5) with a strand in Chaplaincy. The Diploma is a combination of delivery through intensives of 3 and 4-day duration and distance education/e-learning or campus studies.
The Chaplaincy intensives are designed to provide you with the specific skills to be an effective community chaplain in work places, care facilities, institutions, and in crisis situations. This involves studying a range of topics from loss and grief, managing conflict, crisis intervention and many other areas. This programme is also valuable for Pastoral care activity within the local church and for shaping a Christian worldview.
Narrative of the First Testament (15 credits)
Writings of the New Testament (15 credits)
Understanding the Faith (15 credits)
Communicating the Gospel (15 credits)
Chaplaincy Foundations (15 credits)
Chaplaincy Leadership (15 credits)
Chaplaincy Practice 1 (15 credits)
Chaplaincy Practice 2 (15 credits)
This programme leads to the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5) with a strand in Chaplaincy. Alphacrucis is registered and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 to provide education and training based on the National Qualifications Framework. Alphacrucis has approval and accreditation to deliver this programme. Alphacrucis is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral care of International Students.
Academic Entry Requirements
Minimum 18 years of age with high school literacy and numeracy skills. Senior pastor's recommendation required
Complete Fee Schedules and FEE-HELP information (where appropriate) for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Documents section, under the Fees and FEE-HELP Information link.
Units offered as part of this Award:
- BIBM01 - Narrative of the First Testament
Description: This paper introduces the First Testament with particular focus on issues of the historical, social and religious background(s) of the books, on the one hand, and more contemporary questions of theological themes and ethics on the other. The paper will include an overview of many of the books of the First Testament and the distinctive elements they contain. Unit detail page >>
- BIBM02 - Writings of the New Testament
Description: To give a broad introduction to the New Testament literature within its social and historical context. Unit detail page >>
- CHPM01 - Chaplaincy Foundations
Description: The aim of this paper is to introduce students to the foundational elements of chaplaincy. This includes an understanding of role of the chaplain in contemporary society, and the core skills needed to be an effective chaplain. Unit detail page >>
- CHPM02 - Chaplaincy Practice 1
Description: The aim of this paper is to introduce students to the experience of chaplaincy practice in the field. Students will learn how to apply core chaplaincy skills and knowledge in supervised chaplaincy-appropriate settings. Unit detail page >>
- CHPM03 - Chaplaincy Leadership
Description: The objective of this paper is to develop leadership, organisational and professional skills and knowledge within the field of chaplaincy. Unit detail page >>
- CHPM04 - Chaplaincy Practice 2
Description: The purpose of this paper is to develop and apply chaplaincy skills in various contexts, to enhance effective communication and to learn how to negotiate complex crisis situations. Unit detail page >>
- MINM02 - Communicating the Gospel
Description: This introductory paper covers key turning points in Christian history from Christ to the contemporary era, with a view to providing a basis for future historical and theological studies. Unit detail page >>
- THEM01 - Understanding the Faith: A Survey of Christian Doctrine
Description: This paper looks at how our theology is formed and applies a formative understanding of Christian thoughts on the doctrines of God, creation and redemption. Unit detail page >>