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CHCPAS003 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care

CHCPAS003 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care

This unit ” CHCPAS003 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care ”  is designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills, knowledge, and performance outcomes needed to effectively prepare for pastoral and spiritual care work within the context of Christian ministry. It also caters to those working in a non-denominational setting. The work can be carried out on a paid basis or as a volunteer.

By completing this unit, individuals will be equipped with the necessary competencies to engage in pastoral and spiritual care work within specific belief systems, allowing for the provision of compassionate and effective support to others. It ensures that those working in Christian ministry adhere to legal requirements, maintain ethical practices, and uphold the standards set forth by industry codes of practice.

CHCPAS003 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care

Vision Colleges AQF NRT LogoThis unit, "CHCPAS003 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care"  is designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills, knowledge, and performance outcomes needed to effectively prepare for pastoral and spiritual care work within the context of Christian ministry. It also caters to those working in a non-denominational setting. The work can be carried out on a paid basis or as a volunteer.

Within the framework of Christian ministry, this unit applies to workers who operate under the professional supervision and mentoring of experienced professionals or within the established lines of authority within their organization or belief system. It is important to note that the skills acquired in this unit must be applied in full compliance with relevant Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, as well as Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

By completing this unit, individuals will be equipped with the necessary competencies to engage in pastoral and spiritual care work within specific belief systems, allowing for the provision of compassionate and effective support to others. It ensures that those working in Christian ministry adhere to legal requirements, maintain ethical practices, and uphold the standards set forth by industry codes of practice.

Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare for pastoral and spiritual care work.
  2. Identify pastoral and spiritual care networks and resources.
  3. Establish professional supervision

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and plan for pastoral and spiritual care work including:

  1. Prepare for pastoral and spiritual care work.
  2. Prepare for pastoral and spiritual care work.
  3. identifying one area, and opportunities within that area, for professional development in consultation with pastoral and spiritual care mentor or supervisor.

Knowledge Evidence

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  1. legal and ethical considerations for pastoral and spiritual care work and how these are applied to individual practice:
  • codes of practice and relevant professional and ethical standards of practice
  • duty of care
  • rights and responsibilities of workers, organisations, persons, families and carers
  • complaints management
  • continuing professional education
  • discrimination
  • dignity of risk
  • human rights
  • informed consent
  • mandatory reporting
  • privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
  1. issues that breach and issues that impact on an individual’s rights
  2. policies, protocols and practices of the organisation in relation to pastoral and spiritual care work role
  3. features of pastoral and spiritual care services provided by organisation
  4. relevant records maintenance requirements
  5. specific denominational or multi-faith requirements in line with accepted organisation protocols, including denominational doctrines, worship and practices
  6. fundamentals of world religions together with associated religious beliefs and practices
  7. cultural perspectives on spirituality and major denominational doctrines, worship and practices
  8. verbal and non-verbal communication techniques including body language, language style, active listening and questioning
  9. principles and practices for establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  10. boundaries and limitations of role
  11. organisational policies and procedures for:
  • referrals
  • escalation and crisis response
  • support agencies and processes to access

Provide Pastoral Care Learning Options

Skills must be demonstrated in the workplace, with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace.

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to facilities, equipment and resources that reflect real working conditions and model industry operating conditions and contingencies
  • access to organisational policies and procedures
  • opportunities for engagement with people from a range of backgrounds under the supervision of a qualified chaplain or pastoral and spiritual care worker.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.

There are two options to complete the practical theology units.

1. Through our “Online Training Portal”. The portal provides students with a comprehensive and interactive learning and training program. Various assignments are presented to teach and determine competency in the units required. Detailed instructions and access are provided to students by VIC as they enter into the subject.  A preview of the Vision Colleges Online Training Portal is available to students and prospective students at the Online Portal Student Guide.

2. If a unit is not available online, or if a student cannot access the internet or is uncomfortable with online learning, the unit is available in hard copy as a workbook with written assignments.

Students may request alternative Ministry Skills units.  For a list of alternative options, contact the Principal at Vision Colleges.

It is helpful, but not required, for a student to be involved in a local church or community-based program under qualified leadership and document their work experience completed for each unit to assist in establishing competencies.

An overview of the training portal can be accessed through these videos.

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