Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry

University of Divinity

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry provides an academic qualification which can be used as an instrument for accrediting people who are engaged in ministry with children and their families. Safe practice and effective ministry with children demands practical expertise, pastoral awareness, and ethical depth. In the context of ministry with children and their families, the practical, spiritual, and pastoral disciplines are becoming increasingly important and recognized foci in the church and its associate agencies. This qualification will assist the church and associated agencies to build a cohort of professionals and enthusiasts; provide opportunities for growth in this ministry; grow expertise in the Children’s Ministry Network; improve skills and standards in the sector; and enhance community recognition for people engaged in ministry with children and their families.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry

have a broad knowledge of Biblical texts and the Christian tradition, particularly as these bear on ‘child theology, theologies of child, and child spirituality.

apply a clearly articulated vision of mission to children and their families in various ministry contexts and contemporary culture.

have a critical understanding of pastoral practices and theories of child development as these apply to ministry with children and their families.

apply the skills of theological reflection personally and contextually resulting in a coherent practice of ministry with children and their families.

have an understanding of ministry that recognises and values the spirituality and experiences of children.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry consists of 72 points comprised of:

DA8015S or DA8000P Children and Families Ministry: Core Issues in Diverse Contexts;

DS9019S or DS 9719S or DS9040P or DS9049P The Nurture and Spiritual Guidance of Children; and

Further units at postgraduate level.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
8,196 Per Year
Read more2,732 per standard unit; Application fee: 300
25 Jul 2022
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
6 months
Read more6 Months full time

Self study / online (without attendance)
University of Divinity
21 Highbury Grove
Melbourne Victoria 3101
Australia

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

  • an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) score of at least 6.5 with no individual band under 6.0.
  • a written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Academic) score of 550 with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least 4.5.
  • an internet-based TOEFL score of 79 with no less than 21 for Writing, 12 for Listening, 13 for Reading, 18 for Speaking.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) overall score of at least 58 and all PTE communicative skills scores of at least 50.
  • equivalent results in an English language test approved by the Academic Board

Address

University of Divinity
21 Highbury Grove
Melbourne Victoria 3101
Australia
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