The NSW State Government has announced new funding for up to 400 NSW schools (Primary & High School) for a 2 day per week funded Student Wellbeing Support Officer.


Your Dream School Programs is pre-qualified Provider for NSW Schools under the Federal School Chaplaincy Funding and will be seeking pre-qualification as a Provider for Student Wellbeing Support Officer funding. We believe this will be a new and valuable service to NSW Schools.


Funding applications were opened during November 2017 & April 2018. If your school is still interested applying for funding please email or call our office on 1300 792 856.

The funding will be for 3 years and for successful schools to have a Student Wellbeing Support Officer for 2 days per week.

If you are interested in applying and would like us to help or have questions please contact us on

1300 792 856 or email us at

What Do Current Workers Do?

Current workers (School Chaplains) that Your Dream School Programs place in schools

provide a variety of services and each school has different needs and our workers provide

tailored responses and services to cater for school & student wellbeing needs.

Below is graph outlining where current workers spend their time in schools

If you are interested in applying and would like us to help or have questions please contact us on

1300 792 856 or email us at


What's the program?

The National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) is a Department of Education (Federal and/or State) funded program which is available to all Australian schools to employ a  School Chaplain in their school. The program offers each school a grant of $20,000 per annum over four years (2015-2018) with an additional $4,000 for those schools in remote areas. Under the funding, schools employ a  School Chaplain who must complete 400 active hours.

What does the Chaplain do?

- work with existing programs/services in the school

- liase with school welfare team and counsellor

- work with local community groups/services

- participate in sports, camps, excursions and other activities

- mentor and support students identified with higher needs

- provide support for staff, students and parents

- assist with student-led activities

How does it work?

Below is a sample of the application process from start to finish. Once the school is approved and the chaplain registered, funding is released and the chaplain may commence.




- agrees to have a chaplain

- school applies for National School Chaplaincy Program funding through relevant state Education Department

- school nominates ‘Your Dream Incorporated’ as their funding recipient

- school can apply for the School Chaplaincy grant for next 3 years (2016-18)




- the Department of Education (Federal and/or State) receives the school application

- school is informed of the funding outcome

- once approved funds are released to the funding recipient




- Your Dream Inc agrees to be the funding recipient for the school

- Your Dream Inc and the school sign Work Service Agreement

- Your Dream Inc starts recruitment and employment process




- chaplain must meet minimum requirements set out by the Department of Education (Federal and/or State)

- Certificate IV in Youthwork or Pastoal Care or equivalent

- qualification must include the following two core units: CHCCCS016 - respond to clients needs & CHCMHS001 - Working with people with mental health

- apply and have cleared Working With Children Check and/or National Police Check

- signed Code of Conduct and work contract

- once all information collated Your Dream Inc registers worker

What does Your Dream Inc Do?

Your Dream Incorporated is recognised and authrosied under respective State Education Departments as a ‘School Chaplaincy Provider’ in NSW and as a 'School Chaplaincy Agency' in VIC under the NSCP.


We are mainly responsible for:

- registering the school and worker

- reporting finances to the Dept. of Education (Federal and/or State)

- recruiting potential workers


Additionally we provide all our workers with:

- individual/group training and support

- annual school seminar  visits at a special discounted rate

- entry to our student leadership events

- monthly newsletters