National School Chaplaincy Program

The National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) is an Australian Government-funded program to support the emotional wellbeing of students and the broader school community through the provision of pastoral care services in government, Catholic and independent schools. The Australian Government has committed funding for the NSCP for the 2019 to 2022 school years.

The NSCP Project Agreement outlines the NSCP requirements and was signed by all states and territories. It is a requirement of the NSCP Project Agreement for Tasmania to establish a NSCP Cross Sector Panel to select and prioritise schools for funding.

The renewed NSCP has a greater focus on supporting students and school communities affected by cyberbullying. NSCP funded school chaplains are required to complete a cyberbullying professional learning package.

Information on the National School Chaplaincy Program including how chaplains can register for the cyberbullying professional learning package is available from the Australian Government Department of Education website  

Expressions of Interest for Tasmanian government schools and colleges interested in applying to participate in the National School Chaplaincy Program 2020-2022 must be submitted by COB 18 October 2019 see: National School Chaplaincy Program – EOI Form