Students will participate in a minimum of six hours of synchronous professional development in the area of chaplaincy. They will identify the ways in which the content of the professional development activity is applicable to their professional context, and reflect on its implications for their personal practice and/or the collective practices of the site.

Unit code: DE1065L

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 6.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Education Studies

Delivery Mode: Mode determined at Scheduling

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning outcomes


Discuss the theory considered in the professional development activity


Integrate the learnings from the professional development activity with policy or practice in a defined local setting

Unit sequence

Course relationship: A level 1 unit in undergraduate theology, ministry and education courses


This unit uses synchronous engagement in professional development as a springboard to reflective practice in the workplace.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Caperon, John. A Christian theology of chaplaincy. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Lutz, Stephen. College ministry in a post-Christian culture. Kansas City, MO: Nazarene Publishing House, 2011.
  • Norman, James O'Higgins, ed. Education matters: readings in pastoral care for school chaplains, guidance counsellors and teachers. Dublin: Veritas Publications, 2015.
  • O'Malley SDB, David. School ethos and chaplaincy: a handbook. Bolton: Don Bosco Publications, 2019.
  • Pohlmann, David. School chaplaincy: an introduction. Preston, VIC: Mosaic Press, 2013.
  • Roberts, Stephen. Professional spiritual & pastoral care: a practical clergy and chaplain's handbook. Woodstock, VT: SkyLight Paths Pub, 2012.
  • Swift, Christopher, Mark Cobb, and Andrew Todd, eds. A handbook of chaplaincy studies: understanding spiritual care in public places. London: Routledge, 2016.
  • Threlfall-Holmes, Miranda, and Mark Newitt, eds. Being a chaplain. London: SPCK, 2011.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

An application of the professional development material to the workplace

1300 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 20 Sep, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-09-20 12:32:55 +1000