Typical roles for a Certificate IV graduate include pastoral assistant and ministry leader within a Catholic parish or organisation. Tasks and activities will include, but are not restricted to: organising and facilitating ministry groups; developing pastoral relationships; communicating the gospel, including giving presentations and leading small groups; researching aspects of the Catholic faith in order to be able to discuss teachings and their applications with others; organising a range of ministry events; reflecting on their own spiritual growth and leadership development and implementing practices with the view to improving both; and walking alongside participants in their ministry to assist and mentor them in their Christian journeys.
The course structure consists of 4 core and 5 electives. Up to two electives can be drawn from another accredited course or training package subject to approval from the course coordinator. It will be taught on campus in terms 1 and 2 of each year and may be available part time from 2023.
Completion of the course also requires 54 hours of practicum in any Catholic ministry.
|NAT11011001||Develop Christian leadership skills|
|NAT11011002||Promote the Catholic faith in interactions with others|
|NAT11012002||Analyse and apply spiritual lessons from the Apostolic Era|
|NAT11012001||Communicate the life and messages of Jesus Christ to others|
|BSBTWK201||Work effectively with others|
|CHCVOL001||Be an effective volunteer|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|NAT11011003||Develop spiritual life plans|
|NAT11012003||Present liturgy in a Catholic context|
|NAT11012004||Plan and implement an evangelisation strategy|