2722 MINISTERS OF RELIGION
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 congregations and parishes, and the wider community.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. The occupation in this unit group requires high levels of personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.
preparing and conducting services of public worship and 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 premarital and family counselling and referring people to professional service agencies where necessary
performing marriages, funerals and special memorial services according to tradition and ecclesiastical and civil law
visiting members of the community in their homes, hospitals and other institutions to provide advice and religious comfort
keeping records as required by the church and civil law