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MIN550 Advanced Seminar in Chaplaincy (16)


This subject focuses on the role and function of the Chaplain in institutional and workplace settings; the development of a theological framework for chaplaincy; exploration of professional and personal issues and their bearing upon ethical practice; the goals and tasks of the chaplain; and the challenging issues that arise in the chaplaincy context. In addition, this subject introduces students to critical reflection on their own experience of being a Religious Practitioner in their chosen field of specialisation, and integrates theological reflection with theory, professional issues, vocational observations and professional practice.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Theology

Enrolment restrictions

Master of Ministry
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
MIN450 MIN451 MIN450 Masters version of this subject
MIN451 Masters version of this subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to reflect critically on the role and function of the Chaplain in institutional settings
  • be able to articulate a well developed theology of workplace chaplaincy
  • be able to integrate and apply pastoral care theory with the function and role of the chaplain
  • be able to exhibit an in-depth understanding of the role of the chaplain in diverse contexts, and the application of that understanding to the practice of the ministerial profession.
  • be able to evaluate critically professional issues in chaplaincy
  • be able to reflect critically on their own experiences of being a Religious Practitioner in their chosen field of specialisation
  • be able to demonstrate skill in analysis of their strengths and growth areas as a Religious Practitioner in their chosen field


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Theological framework for chaplaincy
  • Models of chaplaincy
  • The institutional context
  • Professional issues in chaplaincy
  • Personal issues in chaplaincy
  • Goals and tasks of the chaplain
  • Pastoral care and the chaplain
  • The chaplaincy "Culture"
  • Cultural diversity in chaplaincy
  • Interfaith perspectives in chaplaincy
  • Workplace management of gender and sexuality issues
  • Reflective practice in chaplaincy


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.