Chaplaincy Services

Chaplaincy Services

Chaplaincy Services

About the chaplaincy program

The National School Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP) is an initiative aimed at supporting the emotional wellbeing of students and the school community through the provision of pastoral care.


A chaplain is an individual who is recognised:

1. by the school community and the appropriate governing authority for the school (where applicable) as having the skills and experience to deliver school chaplaincy to the school community, and

2. through formal ordination, commissioning, recognised religious qualifications or endorsement by a recognised or accepted religious institution

School chaplains support the emotional wellbeing of students by providing:

  • pastoral care services, and
  • strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of the broader school community.

Pastoral care is defined in the agreement with the Commonwealth as the practice of looking after the personal needs of students, not just their academic needs, through the provision of general spiritual and personal advice.

Request a Chaplain

If you are interested in engaging a Chaplain at your institution or service, please complete the form and one of our staff will be in touch with you.