Provide ethical and pastoral advice

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 Provide Ethical and Pastoral Advice 

This unit PUADEFCH002C Provide ethical and pastoral advice addresses the competencies required to provide ethical and pastoral advice to members of an organisation. It includes the requirement to identify the issues surrounding the provision of ethical and pastoral advice and the review of that advice in order to improve the advice being provided.

Assessment must confirm the ability to identify the issues, conduct research, analyse and interpret information and to meet denominational or multi-faith requirements in the framing and presenting of ethical and pastoral advice. The chaplain must at all times comply with professional code of practice ethical standards and demonstrate an awareness of access, equity and diversity principles and practices.  

Consistency in performance

Competency should be demonstrated in a range of actual or simulated ethical and pastoral advisory contexts.  Competency should be assessed by observing a chaplain in an advisory role within the workplace or simulated environment. When assessment is conducted in a simulated environment, the simulation should re-create realistic workplace scenarios which may include role plays based on a full range of ethical and pastoral advice, covering all of the critical aspects of evidence.There are no special resource requirements for this unit.  

The course can be undertaked by distance education in the development of a comprehesive skills portfolio or theough our online training portal

Students are required demonstrate and provide evidence that they are able to:

  • Identify the issue(s)
  • Analyse and research the issue(s)
  • Provide ethical and pastoral advice
  • Review ethical and pastoral advice


This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required Skills

  • meet denominational or multi-faith requirements
  • communication skills include the capacity to:
  • gather information from a variety of sources and using range of media
  • analyse complex personal and organisational issues
  • take part in and facilitate interpersonal exchanges with groups and individuals, selecting language style suitable to audience and context for the purpose of establishing, maintaining and developing relationships, exploring issues and/or problem solving
  • actively listen, summarise and clarify ideas
  • provide positive and empathetic feedback
  • liaison
  • facilitation
  • retain professionalism under duress
  • empathy

Required Knowledge

  • world religions together with associated religious beliefs and practices
  • denominational doctrines, worship and practices
  • specialised information sources
  • research techniques
  • analysis and interpretation processes
  • relevant organisational requirements
  • code of behaviour
  • organisation guidelines and standards for privacy, confidentiality, defamation, duty of care
  • professional codes of practice
  • ethical standards
  • verbal and non-verbal communication techniques including body language, language style, active listening, questioning

This unit can only be completed with a through compilation of a Portfolio of Skills Evidence

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