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      Performs spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of a religious faith, and provides motivation, guidance and training in religious life for the people of a congregation or parish, and the wider community. This occupation requires high levels of personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

      Skill Level: 1


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    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Minister of Religion is $ 43,495 for male employees and $ 36,916 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 43.8 Females: 42.3 Persons: 43.3
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2722 Ministers of religion - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

    Australian visa options for Minister of Religion

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    Visa processing times-months (75%)
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    Visa processing times-months (90%)

    Minister of Religion categories in Group B.

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    Minister of Religion job description, duties and education requirements


      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.

      Tasks Include:

      • 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


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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