The Pastoral Care Council of the ACT
is a peak body that represents a cross-section of pastoral care providers and is accountable to the community through the network of pastoral carers and pastoral care providers in Canberra, within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
The Council includes representation from religious and spiritual organisations and pastoral carers, together with representation from organisations concerned with pastoral care, and appropriate representation by the ACT Government.

» About of the Council 

Pastoral Care Council in ACT Leaflet

Report of the Board


Offering emotional support and spiritual care by helping people connect with their own inner and community resources.Pastoral or spiritual care is offered by the presence of someone who will listen to you and compassionately support you.
Pastoral carers have training to ensure a professional approach in the provision of support.
Within institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, education, correctional services and the community in general, you may be assisted with pastoral care by a "chaplain", or "spiritual advisor", or "pastoral carer".

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» How to contact Spiritual & Pastoral care in hospitals



Clinical Pastoral Education Courses
Providing pastoral care training in Canberra and the wider region: Canberra, Goulburn, Tilba, Wagga Wagga, Young.
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Training to become a
Spiritual / Pastoral Care PRACTITIONER

Clinical Pastoral Education is designed to introduce the experience of pastoral care, and the nature, scope and philosophy of pastoral care.

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Standards of Practice are authoritative statements that describe broad responsibilities for which practitioners are accountable. It provides direction for practice and a framework for the evaluation of practice. These standards will provide valuable guidance for the way that pastoral care is provided by individual practitioners. But importantly, this will also provide a reference for best practice within institutions, as well as for the religious and faith bodies which encourage and sponsor the provisioning of pastoral care with chaplains and spiritual carers.

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»Download the Standards of Practice PDF

Invitation to the ACT Branch Meetings of Pastoral Care Practitioners

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Pastoral Care Oversight TrainingOrganisations