Become an SU Chaplain in Tasmania!

Working as a chaplain can be a challenging, but rewarding position. A chaplain’s primary role is to provide proactive support and pastoral care for students, as well as their families and school staff members where required. Your aim is to create a positive and safe school environment, looking out for those in need.




We have the following vacancies in the North:

  • Evandale PS – 6 hours per week
  • Exeter HS – 9 hours per week
  • Scottsdale HS – 10 hours per week


We have the following vacancies in the South:

  • Tasman DS – 10 hours per week
  • Lindisfarne North PS – 7 hours (1 day) per week 
  • Moonah PS – 10 hours (2 days) per week 
  • Montrose Bay HS – 12 hours per week
  • Elizabeth College – 14 hours per week
  • Jordan River Senior School – 4 days x 6 hours per week
  • Hobart City HS – second chaplain 14 hours per week 
  • Geeveston PS – 5 hours per week
  • Clarence HS – 10 hours  per week

North West

  • No current vacancies

For enquiries or to apply, contact or download an application pack below.



Potential applicants for chaplaincy positions should:

  • accept, respect and relate to all members of diverse school communities in accordance with the school chaplaincy guidelines established by the Tasmanian Department of Education
  • have appropriate qualifications (at least a Cert IV in Youth Work, Pastoral Care or higher)
  • be experienced & confident in working with young people
  • be actively involved in a Christian community.
The minimum qualification for a school chaplain is a Certificate IV in Youth Work, Pastoral Care, or Community Work. For your qualification to meet the minimum requirements, it must include a unit on mental health, as well as one on responsible referral:
  • CHCCCS016 – Respond to Client Needs
  • CHCMHS001 – Work with People with Mental Health Issues

National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) chaplains are required to complete this eSafety training, which is a live, free webinar-based resource for NSCP-funded school chaplains.

SU Australia is a ChildSafe organisation. Our chaplains must complete training on M3 Keeping Children and Vulnerable People Safe before commencing their work at school.

To Apply

For more information, please contact SU Tasmania for a confidential discussion, or you can download our application pack here, and return the completed documents, along with your CV and Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria to

Click here to download all the files you need!


If you’re not yet qualified but interested in gaining relevant qualifications, here are some helpful links:

  • SU Qld:
  • TAFE: