Associate Degree of Ministry
2Years Full Time
Payments Centrelink Approved
6Max Years Part Time
- 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 in at least two fields of the Department of Ministry and 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
64 credit points over 2 years (F/T)
- Old Testament (OT301 & OT302): 8 cps
- New Testament (NT301 & NT302): 8 cps
- Christianity in History: 4 cps
- Theology: 4 cps
- Biblical exegesis units (OT and/or NT) and/or LA units: 8cps
- Christian Thought & History (CH/TH/PE): 4cps
- Ministry & Practice (EM/PC/DM): 16cps
- Elective units: 12cps
Units in this course are completed at 300/400 level.
ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above; OR
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 6.5 in each subtest OR 10 years English in country experience.
This course is registered on CRICOS and is available to overseas students.
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
$9,120 per semester for full-time (16cp) domestic students. For more information about tuition fees, FEE-HELP, and student payments, view tuition fees.
- Max cps per semester: 20
- Advanced Level Unit entry requirements:
- Advanced (400) level units with specific conditions may only be taken when the pre-requisite or co-requisite or required units have been successfully completed and/or any co-requisite unit is taken concurrently.
- Undergraduate degree students may enrol in 600 level language exegesis units on the understanding that the unit is taught and assessed at 600 level.
- No more than 32cps of foundational level units (300 level) can be counted in a student’s course of study. Biblical language units (LA0**) are not counted as foundational level units for this requirement.
- A maximum of 12 cps may be taken in Type B elective units.
- A maximum of 16 cps may be studied in DSC mode, including no more than 8 cps in any one field of study.