Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the skill and knowledge required to identify specific issues and provide appropriate pastoral and spiritual support to a range of clients. Work may be either in a paid or volunteer capacity, across a range of contexts. This unit applies to workers who operate under professional supervision and mentoring by senior workers and/or within the lines of authority of the organisation or belief system.


Understanding pastoral and spiritual care as holistic and person-centered.
Professional associations and coordinating authorities for pastoral care and spiritual services.
Research tools and techniques.
Analysis and interpretation processes.
Types of specialised information sources and how to locate them.
Challenges, issues and milestones relating to different life stages.
Pastoral care verbatim reports.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.