The Advanced Diploma of Ministry provides students with the opportunity to undertake AQF Level 6 study in practical ministry-oriented disciplines. It is designed to inform and prepare men and women for ministry in one or more areas of pastoral service at a higher level than the Diploma of Ministry.

The Advanced Diploma of Ministry will integrate studies in biblical and theological disciplines with pastoral practice. A specialisation in pastoral, leadership and/or church focused ministry is required in which biblical and theological knowledge is applied to Christian practice. The award requires the completion of course units in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Christian Life and Ministry.


Course Information

Course: Advanced Diploma of Ministry (AdvDipMin)
Accrediting Body: Sydney College of Divinity
Australian Quality Framework Level: AQF 6
School: School of Bible, Theology and Ministry

Number of Units: 12 units/ 108 credit points (CP)
Study Mode: Online (with facilitated learning opportunities)
Course Duration: 1.5 years full-time or up to 5 years part-time


Course Plan

5 Core Units:

/ Introduction to the Old Testament
/ Introduction to the New Testament
/ Spiritual Formation 
/ Introduction to Pastoral Care
/ Introduction to Christian Doctrines
(Note: core units may be studied at AQF Level 5 or 7)

2 Practical Ministry Units (at AQF Level 5):
   / Introduction to Youth Ministry
   / Introduction to Christian Worship
   / Introduction to Chaplaincy 
   / Introduction to Christian Leadership
   / Cross-Cultural Ministry Experience (Mission Trip)
   / Proclaiming the Good News
   / Chaplain as Carer: Helping Youth in Need
   / Talking to My Neighbour
   / Children’s Ministry
   / Supervised Ministry 1
   / Supervised Ministry 2

5 electives (choose from any available units)

Note: 36cp to be studied at AQF Level 7, including at least 18cp in P.


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