Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Care

This is a VET accredited course by Holy Family Services (NSW).

CRICOS: 91561NSW

The Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral is ideal for gaining the necessary skillsets for a profession in the aged care industry as a Pastoral or Spiritual Care Manager. The responsibilities of Pastoral or Spiritual Care Managers are diverse in nature but generally include duties such as the implementation of pastoral programs, the evaluation and assessment of client needs, and coordinating referral processes. Develop foundational knowledge and practical skills in ageing and pastoral, pastoral care from any faith background, and working or volunteering in community roles in aged care. 

Course Structure

Duration: 18 months. The minimum timeframe to complete this Diploma is 12 months.
Delivery: The course material and webinars are delivered online. Please note, there is also a requirement to complete a work placement as part of this course.

The Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Care consists of five modules:

  • Pastoral or spiritual care skills development for older people.
  • Manage pastoral care or spiritual care planning for older people.
  • Pastoral or spiritual care and dementia.
  • Pastoral or spiritual care in a palliative setting.
  • Pastoral care management.

Units of Competency:

  • CHCCSL502A: Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills.
  • CHCCSL503B: Facilitate the counselling relationship.
  • CHCCSL501A: Work within a structured counselling framework.
  • CHCORG428A: Reflect and improve on own professional practice.
  • HLTHIR403B: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and workers.
  • CHCCM402E: Establish and monitor a case plan.
  • CHCCS503B: Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs.
  • CHCICS410A: Support relationships with carers and families.
  • CHCCS502B: Maintain legal and ethical work practices.
  • CHCORG525C: Recruit and coordinate volunteers.
  • CHCQM501B: Facilitate an accreditation process.
  • HFSPC1: Facilitate pastoral and spiritual care services for elderly persons.
  • HFSPC2: Provide pastoral care support responsive to the specific needs of elderly persons living with dementia.
  • HFSPC3: Provide pastoral and spiritual care in a palliative setting.

Entry Requirements

  • CHCPAS401B Undertake pastoral work.
  • CHCCS426B Provide care and support relating to grief and loss.

These units can be undertaken as additional units within the Diploma.


Placement

All participants must have a placement in a setting where they can offer pastoral care to older people for a minimum of eight hours per month for the duration of the course. If you are not placed in a setting where supervision is provided, you may need to fund an external supervisor in addition to the course fees. The Course Coordinator can assist with making these arrangements.


Entry Requirements and Admission

Prerequisites:

  • CHCPAS401B Undertake pastoral work.
  • CHCCS426B Provide care and support relating to grief and loss.

These units can be undertaken as additional units within the Diploma.

Find all the course information and admission process: here
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www.holyfamilyservices.com.au


Accreditation

HOLY FAMILY SERVICES REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATION (ID 91448)

The Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral is a nationally recognised training program in Australia, so you can be assured of its quality, status and integrity. If you feel you have adequate skills, knowledge and experience in any or all of the units you are entitled to apply for recognition of prior learning or RPL. Please consult your Course Coordinator prior to commencing the course should you be eligible for RPL.