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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Level 2 Training - Kiama NSW (Kiama Anglican, Kiama)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Steve Stubbings, one of SCA's most experienced chaplains and trainers.

When: January 21–23, 2022
Where: Kiama, NSW
Level 2 Training - Online (Starts 14 February 2022)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Richard Sharp and Steve Stubbings.
Over 7 Monday evenings - 7:30pm to 9:45 pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) (with one week off mid-training).

When: February 14 – April 4, 2022
Where: ONLINE
Level 2 Training - Parkes NSW (Generocity Church)
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: February 18–19, 2022
Where: PARKES, NSW
Level 2 Training - Bendigo VIC (Connect Church)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Bruce Claridge, SCA's Country VIC Coordinator. Take this opportunity to be involved in the first 2022 Level 2 training course in Bendigo.

When: March 11–12, 2022
Where: EAST BENDIGO, VIC
Level 2 Training - Adelaide SA (Edwardstown Baptist)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training.

When: March 11–19, 2022
Where: ST MARYS, SA
Level 2 Training - Online (Starts 15 May 2022)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Presented by Richard Sharp and Steve Stubbings.
Over 6 Sunday afternoons - 3:30pm to 6:00 pm (Sydney/Melbourne time)

When: May 15 – June 19, 2022
Where: ONLINE
Level 2 Training - Canberra
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training, presented by Steve Stubbings (Chaplaincy Services Director) and Peter Prior (ACT/Southern NSW Regional Coordinator).

When: May 28–30, 2022
Level 2 Training - Online (Starts 25 July 2022)
SCA's Level 2 sports chaplaincy training. Over 7 Monday evenings - 7:30pm to 9:45 pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) (with one week off mid-training).

When: July 25 – September 12, 2022
Where: ONLINE
Level 2 Training - Online (starts 11 October 2022)
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 11 – November 29, 2022
Where: ONLINE

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