Level 2 Training

Certificate in Sports Chaplaincy

Sports Chaplaincy Australia's Level 2 training is recognised as a world leader in sports chaplaincy training. It is our primary training for those who are becoming sports chaplains. It includes 18 hours of delivered content (including a minimum of 14 hours face-to-face) along with additional reading and video presentations. The training includes instruction and role plays around certain skill sets, along with discussion and reflection.

The standard registration cost for our Level 2 training is $395 ($345 for early bird). There are further discounts for SCA accredited chaplains.

If you want your church to be fully equipped and ready to take advantage of this great opportunity to connect with, and serve, your local community, we at SCA would love to speak to you about delivering our Level 2 training to your church. Please contact us at training@sportschaplaincy.com.au

Select any of the training sessions listed below to view details.


We have resumed face-to-face training as indicated below. If there are none suitable for you, please consider registering for Level 2 Training online. Over 100 students have very much appreciated our online Level 2 sessions - and many have indicated that it is the best online experience in training they have encountered.

We want to continue to make this training accessible to those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Please contact your state coordinator (see the CONTACTS page), or email training@sportschaplaincy.com.au to ask about concessions.



• Providing Christian chaplaincy in a community context
• Being available at a club or sporting community
• Pastoral Care and the grace and mercy of Jesus
• Active listening
• Encouragement / character building
• Prayer in a non-religious setting
• Advocacy and contextual conversation
• Grief and loss - and providing care in those situations
• Suicide awareness - basic training
• Referral - when and how to refer to further help
• Introduction to pastoral care debriefs / critical incident responses
• Emotional, mental and spiritual "anatomy" of sports people
• Sports environments (clubs, events, tours, institutes/academies, individual sports)
• Club culture issues
• Modelling character and behaviour
• Self-care for chaplains
• SCA's Professional code of conduct
• Accreditation processes and requirements (as per Level 1)

Upcoming Level 2 Training Opportunities

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EXPRESS INTEREST in Level 2 Training - 2021
Select this option to register your interest in SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training for 2021.

When: January 1 – December 31, 2021
Training - Level 2 - Gold Coast QLD (Kings Church)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Russ Harmon (Life Saving Chaplaincy Australia, and former Gold Coast Titans chaplain).

When: January 23–24, 2021
Training - Level 2 - Online Starting February 8, 2021
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Over 7 Monday evenings (with one week off mid-training). Presented by Richard Sharp and Steve Stubbings.

When: February 8 – March 29, 2021
Training - Level 2 - Dural NSW (The Centre - Dural Baptist Church)
TRAINING FULL. Another Sydney-based training will be scheduled soon. For enquiries please contact Raewyn Elsegood (NSW/ACT Coordinator) on 0413 334 064.

When: March 6–13, 2021
Training - Level 2 - Adelaide SA (Edwardstown Baptist)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training.

When: March 11–13, 2021
Training - Level 2 - Darwin NT
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. This training will be held in Darwin at a location yet to be determined.

When: June 24–26, 2021

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