1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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MINISTERS OF RELIGION perform 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 unit group 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.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing and conducting services of public worship or acknowledgments of faith
  • preparing and delivering sermons, homilies and special talks and planning music for services
  • participating in the social and welfare activities of communities, encouraging people to be aware of their responsibilities, and organising participation in community projects
  • conducting classes of religious instruction, and supervising prayer and discussion groups, retreats and seminars
  • conducting pre-marital and family counselling and referring people to professional service agencies where necessary
  • performing marriages, funerals and special memorial services according to ecclesiastical and civil law and keeping records as required by the church or local law


This section contains the following subsection :
              2515-11 Minister of Religion

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