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 practical experience around certain skill sets, along with discussion and reflection.

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Content

  • 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

Online Training
If you are in a remote area, or find that evenings is your most available time, then online might just be for you!

Over 150 trainees 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. It generally runs over 8 weeks, with a 2.5 hour session each week.

Training at your church

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 [email protected]

 

We want our training to be accessible regardless of your circumstances. Please contact your state coordinator (see the contacts page), or email [email protected] to ask about concessions.

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
POSTPONED - Level 2 Training - Parkes NSW (Generocity Church)
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED. SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training, delivered specifically for Generocity Church, an SCA Partner Church. Presented by Steve Stubbings (Chaplaincy Services Director) and Peter Prior (ACT/Southern NSW Regional Coordinator).

When: August 6–7, 2021
Where: PARKES, NSW
Level 2 Training - Online (Starts 17 August 2021)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Richard Sharp, Steve Stubbings and a number of guest presenters.
Over 7 Tuesday evenings - 7:30pm to 9:45 pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) (with one week off mid-training).

When: August 17 – October 5, 2021
Where: ONLINE
Level 2 Training - Online (Impact Church, NSW)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training, delivered specifically for Impact Church, an SCA Partner Church. Presented by members of the SCA training team.

When: August 23 – September 27, 2021
Where: ONLINE
Level 2 Training - Campbell Town TAS (Banjo's Bakery Cafe))
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Russ Harmon, one of SCA's senior trainers, and head of Life Saving Chaplaincy.

When: October 1–2, 2021
Level 2 Training - Online (Starts 19 October 2021)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Richard Sharp and Steve Stubbings.
Over 7 Tuesday evenings - 7:30pm to 9:45 pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) (with one week off mid-training).

When: October 19 – December 7, 2021
Where: ONLINE
Level 2 Training - Adelaide SA (Edwardstown Baptist)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Richard Sharp, one of SCA's senior trainers.

When: October 21–23, 2021
Where: ST MARYS, SA
Level 2 Training - Sydney NSW (Sports House, Sydney Olympic Park)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Steve Stubbings, SCA's Chaplaincy Services Director. Over 3 full days - Friday and Saturday, then the following Saturday.

When: October 29 – November 6, 2021
Where: SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK, NSW
Level 2 Training - Bendigo VIC (Connect Church College)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Bruce Claridge, SCA's Country VIC Coordinator.

When: November 5–6, 2021
Where: EAST BENDIGO, VIC

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