Diploma of Theology / Diploma of Ministry

Australian College of Theology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 086267F

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

Introduces students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training which emphasises application and practice of this story and message in the contemporary world.

Concentrates on the disciplines by which knowledge of God is developed and articulated:

  • Bible & Languages (LA, OT, NT, BB) and
  • Christian Thought & History (TH, CH, PE)

Requires specialisation in disciplines by which knowledge of God is applied to guide Christian practice:

  • Evangelism & Missiology (EM) and/or
  • Pastoral & Church Focused Ministry (PC) and/or
  • Development and Education Ministry (DE)

The course will integrate studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience and include supervised practice-based learning where appropriate

Through elective units students can:

  • Follow study tracks in Bible & Languages and Christian Thought & History
  • Develop particular ministry skills in the three fields of Ministry & Practice

Course Structure

144 credit points over 1.5 years (F/T)

Units in this course are completed at Level 5 or above.

Learning Outcomes

Discipline knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge of the Bible, Christian Thought & History and Ministry (in at least one area of Ministry & Practice) as academic disciplines
  • Identify the essential biblical and theological foundations of Ministry
  • Recognise the essential spiritual and ethical implications of biblical, theological and ministry knowledge and understanding

Inquiry and analysis

Collect, summaries, and analyse information from standard biblical, theological and social scientific sources and scholarship

Problem solving and integration

Construct evidence-based perspectives and responses to essential biblical, theological and Ministry issues by using standard source materials and methods

Communication

Present essential biblical, theological and ministry ideas, knowledge and principles to, and engage with, different audiences using a variety of formats

Teamwork and professional practice

Under supervision, apply essential biblical, theological and ministry understanding in formal ministry contexts and the wider community

Engagement with the world

Engage with essential challenges of contemporary Christianity, society and the wider world

Continuous learning and professional development

Demonstrate a capacity for reflection and learning to sustain personal and professional development in Christian life and ministry

Course Rules

Maximum concurrent enrolment load: 60 cps

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Entry criteria

Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; OR

Demonstrate Academic Suitability for course: Test, Brief Essay, or Interview.

Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each subtest OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work.

Address

Australian College of Theology
Level 5, 33 York Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Australia
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