Course details

CRICOS course code: 088087E

Level of study: Associate Degrees or Equivalent


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.

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

  • Evangelism and Missiology (EM)
  • Pastoral & Church Focused Ministry (PC)
  • Developmental Ministry (DM)

Integrates studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience and include supervised practice-based learning where appropriate.

Through elective units students can:

  • Develop particular ministry skills in the three fields of Ministry & Practice
  • Develop foundational understanding in the Bible and Christian Thought & History

Course Structure

192 credit points over 2 years (F/T)

Units in this course are completed at Level 5 and above, including no more than 144cps at Level 5, and including at least 48cps at Level 6 or above.

Learning Outcomes

Discipline knowledge and understanding

1. Demonstrate a wider range of knowledge of ‘Ministry’ as an academic discipline than the (Advanced) Diploma with particular attention to at least two fields of ‘Ministry and Practice’

2. Draw on biblical and theological foundations of Ministry

3. Apply the key spiritual and ethical implications of Ministry knowledge and understanding

Inquiry and analysis

3. Collect, summarize, and analyse information from standard biblical, theological and social scientific sources and scholarship in inquiry-based learning

Problem solving and integration

4. Construct evidence-based perspectives and responses to Ministry issues by using standard source materials and methods, especially in the discipline area of specialisation


5. Present key Ministry ideas, knowledge and principles to, and engage with, different audiences using a variety of formats

Teamwork and professional practice

7. Under supervision, apply key Ministry understanding in formal ministry contexts and the wider community

Engagement with the world

8. Engage with key challenges of contemporary Christianity, society and the wider world

Continuous learning and professional development

9. 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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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
AQF units Level 5- 7: 257.25 per credit; AQF units Level 8- 9: 269 per...
Read moreAQF units Level 5- 7: 257.25 per credit; AQF units Level 8- 9: 269 per credit
Expected Jun 2023 2 years
Online study
Ridley College
170 The Avenue
Melbourne Victoria 3052
AQF units Level 5- 7: 257.25 per credit; AQF units Level 8- 9: 269 per...
Read moreAQF units Level 5- 7: 257.25 per credit; AQF units Level 8- 9: 269 per credit
Jul 2023 2 years
Online study
Melbourne School of Theology
5 Burwood Hwy
Melbourne Victoria 3152

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.


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