Malyon Vocational Training’s program with its online courses and workshops has given me practical depth and skills to engage with issues like supportive relationships, grief and loss, chronic disease and suicide. I feel much better equipped to respond in care and refer to a network of other caring professionals”.  Christine Pilt – Graduate Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

Recommended courses for Chaplains

Are you interested in developing your skills and knowledge in pastoral care?

Perhaps you feel that God may be leading you to become a Chaplain? 

Malyon Vocational Training offers the Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care as a training qualification for people seeking to minister as chaplains in a variety of contexts through Baptist agencies and churches. These contexts include hospitals, aged care facilities, detention centres and local churches. We are also open to training chaplains from other Christian agencies. Malyon Vocational Training also delivers the units required by the Federal Government for school chaplains:

CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues, and
a choice between Providing Pastoral Care or Working with Youth.

If you are considering a vocation in chaplaincy, we recommend that you first talk to an agency who engages chaplains in the field in which you are considering serving.  For Queensland Baptists seeking to serve in hospitals, aged care facilities, or correctional centres, then please contact QB’s agency, Carinity, and speak with the Chaplaincy Co-ordinator. Carinity’s phone number is 07 3550 3737.  If your interest is in school chaplaincy and you are in Queensland then contact SU Qld on 07 3112 6400.  If you are outside Qld you can find your chaplaincy provider on the National School Chaplaincy site We welcome students from across the country who require these mandatory school chaplaincy units. 

Please note that in most situations where chaplains serve, they are voluntary or honorary positions.  Paid employment as a chaplain (except for school chaplaincy) is usually the exception rather than the rule. 

More detailed information on the Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care can be found under the course tab on this website.