Spiritual Health Association supports spiritual care practitioners and other health professionals to ensure the provision of quality spiritual care in health services.

What is Spiritual Care?

Spiritual care is the provision of assessment, counselling, support and ritual in matters of a person's beliefs, traditions, values and practices, enabling the person to access their own spiritual resources. When spiritual needs are recognised and responded to as an integral part of person-centred care an essential contribution is made to people's health and wellbeing.

Templates to support managers

Business Case Template

Position Description Template (Managers)

Position Description Template (Practitioners)

Resources to support practitioners


SHA Shop

Poster series: What is spirituality? What is spiritual care?



Useful Contacts

Spiritual Assessment and Intervention Model (AIM)

Spirituality and Practice resources

Professional Development

Spiritual Health Association supports the ongoing professional development of spiritual care practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds.


View the list of the latest employment opportunities on offer across Australia in spiritual care in the health sector.

Spiritual care positions are advertised through our eNewsletter. If you  have a position to share with our networks, please contact