Certificate IV in Pastoral Care

This qualification covers people who provide person-centred care that takes into account the pastoral care needs arising from people's experiences.

Work may take place in a range of contexts such as the client's workplace, hospitals, aged care facilities, schools and community environments. Pastoral care workers work with other practitioners in developing holistic approaches to care.

This qualification prepares pastoral care workers to:

Provide pastoral care, advice and support

Identify and assess client well being and needs

Participate as a member of an inter-disciplinary team

Provide basic ethical, moral and spiritual direction and pastoral counselling with referral to appropriate professionals where appropriate

Provide pastoral care information.

The qualification aims to develop foundation skills involved in pastoral care work. The development of self-awareness and pastoral identity required to underpin effective work in pastoral care must be developed over time, through professionally supervised practice.

Pastoral care workers are required to be immersed in the practices of their organisation and to operate within a highly ethical and moral framework. Their role may include the ethical, moral and spiritual support of clients on a day-to-day basis.

Occupational titles may include:

Human resources manager

Workplace chaplain

Pastoral care worker


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

13 units are required for award of this qualification including:

8 core units

5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A elective which is recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core units

add topic CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

add topic CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector

add topic CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

add topic CHCORG405D Maintain an effective work environment

add topic CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

add topic CHCPAS401A Undertake pastoral care work

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

ANDone of the following units:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

OR

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking pastoral care work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group A - elective recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

This qualification has been structured to provide a specific focus on either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or culturally diverse clients.

Where work involves a specific focus on both Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse clients or communities, candidates are recommended to select whichever of the following units not selected as core:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs. The following grouping of electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements.

Pastoral care electives

add topic PUADEFCH001B Provide pastoral care

add topic PUADEFCH002C Provide ethical and pastoral advice

Working with older people

add topic CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence

add topic CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia

Working with people with a disability

add topic CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability

add topic CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

add topic CHCDIS313A Support people with disabilities who are ageing

add topic CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion

add topic CHCDIS411A Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Working with people with mental health issues

add topic CHCMH301B Work effectively in mental health

add topic CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

add topic CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

Working with people with alcohol and other drug issues

add topic CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Problem gambling electives

add topic CHCGMB501A Work effectively in the problem gambling sector

add topic CHCGMB502A Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues

add topic CHCGMB503A Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues

Financial literacy education electives

add topic CHCFLE301A Work with clients needing financial literacy education

add topic CHCFLE302A Educate clients in fundamental financial literacy skills

add topic CHCFLE303A Educate clients to understand debt and consumer credit

Social housing

add topic CHCCH301B Work effectively in social housing

add topic CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work

Other electives

add topic CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

add topic CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia

add topic CHCAC416A Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia

add topic CHCAD401D Advocate for clients

add topic CHCAD402D Support the interests, rights and needs of clients within duty of care requirements

add topic CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

add topic CHCAOD406D Work with clients who are intoxicated

add topic CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic CHCCM401D Undertake case management

add topic CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

add topic CHCCS426A Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

add topic CHCCS521A Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide

add topic CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework

add topic CHCCSL502A Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

add topic CHCCSL503A Facilitate the counselling relationship

add topic CHCCSL507A Support clients in decision-making processes

add topic CHCCSL509A Reflect and improve upon counselling skills (Note pre-requisites add topic CHCCSL501A , add topic CHCCSL503A , add topic CHCCSL507A )

add topic CHCCW301C Operate under a casework framework

add topic CHCDFV301A Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

add topic CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability

add topic CHCICS302A Participate in the implementation of individualised plans

add topic CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being

add topic CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers

add topic CHCICS410A Support relationships with carers and families

add topic CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

add topic CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach

add topic CHCPA402B Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach

add topic CHCPOL403B Undertake research activities

add topic CHCVOL201A Be an effective volunteer

add topic CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people

add topic HLTCOM509B Provide services for people with a life challenging illness

add topic HLTCOM510B Provide services to clients with chronic diseases or conditions


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries