1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2515-11 Minister of Religion

Performs spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faiths and provide motivation, guidance and training in religious life for the people of a congregation, parish or community.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. There is a requirement for high levels of personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • prepares and conducts services of public worship or acknowledgments of faith
  • prepares and delivers sermons, homilies and special talks and plans music for services
  • participates in the social and welfare activities of communities, encourages people to be aware of their responsibilities, and organises participation in community projects
  • conducts classes of religious instruction, and supervises prayer and discussion groups, retreats and seminars
  • conducts pre-marital and family counselling
  • refers people to professional service agencies
  • visits congregation members in their homes, hospitals or other institutions to provide advice or religious comfort
  • performs marriages, funerals and special memorial services according to ecclesiastical and civil law
  • keeps records as required by the church or local law

Specialisations:
Aboriginal Ceremonial Celebrant
Chaplain
Priest
Rabbi
Salvation Army Officer

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