Graduate Certificate in Leadership

(GradCertLead)

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is the entry point for the Master of Leadership. Comprising four units, two compulsory, the units then credit the Master of Leadership, leaving a remaining 8 units to complete.

Number of Units

4

Duration of Course

0.5 years full-time
1.5 years part-time

Entry Requirements

A completed undergraduate degree in Theology or Ministry.

Core Units Required

2 core units
/ Foundations of Christian Leadership
/ One specialist leadership unit
2 elective units

Cost

Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Future study options include the MLead.

Master of Leadership

(MLead)

It’s time for a different kind of Christian leader.

Christian leaders in this rapidly-changing world need to possess deep spiritual conviction and a passion for mission, with the savvy of great skills in organisational management.

The increasingly sophisticated religious not-for-profit sector now demands its leaders have both great spiritual leadership depth as well as professional management skills tailored to the unique needs of a mission-based organisation.

Choose your own special emphasis from the following /
Community Sector Stream /

This programme focuses on real-world survival skills for those engaged in leading not-for-profit social enterprises in hospitality, education, welfare, aged care, disability services, local church or other ministries.
Mission Stream /
Utilising the resources and global connections of the Alliance Institute for Mission, students can focus on international or local missions with an emphasis on hands-on service and experiences.
Transformation Stream /
In collaboration with the global Christian Spiritual Formation network, including organisations such as The Renovare Institute and The Apprentice Centre, this programme focuses on personal spiritual formation as a foundational dimension for spiritual leaders seeking to be agents of transformation in our society.
Church Stream /
The skills required of church leaders are now more complex than ever.
This programme focuses on governance, risk management, human resources and finance, which are all necessary to manage the day-to-day running of a growing church community.

Leadership specialist units /

/ Administrative Leadership and Management for Ministry (Cohort Only)
/ Leading the Larger Church (Cohort Only)
/ Leading in a Ministry Team Setting (Cohort Only)
/ Conflict Management
/ Mastering Change
/ Spiritual Formation 4 (Personal Transformation)
/ Spiritual Leadership
/ Accounting for Not-for-Profits (Administrative Gifts for Ministry)

/ Financial Management for Ministry

/ The Art of Discernment (formerly Discerning God’s Will Together)
/ Well-Being and Resilience for People Helpers
/ Solution-Focused Coaching (Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Positive Psychology)
/ Practice of Pastoral Supervision
/ Team Ministry Skills
/ Strategic Thinking and Decision-Making

 

Choose your own personalised learning mode from the following /
Be part of a face-to-face learning cohort /
Student cohort’s are a great way to learn. Specialised cohorts create an experience of learning that immerses the students in particular areas of study. Cohorts focus on the importance of learning in community, offering participants the opportunity to develop relational networks with like-minded ministry practitioners.

Study online from anywhere in the world /
We understand that postgraduate students are usually already working in a professional role involving mission or ministry. You are already learning on the job and want to incorporate your working experiences into your studies while developing the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges you face in a changing work environment.

Number of Units

12 total (entry via a 4 unit GradCert)

Duration of Course

1.5 years full-time
4.5 years part-time

Entry Requirements

Entry is via completion of the four unit Graduate Certificate or other AQF8 award in religion, theology or philosophy.

Core Units Required

6 core units
/ Foundations of Christian Leadership
/ Non-Profit Governance for Ministry
/ Three specialist leadership units
/ One leadership project
6 elective units

Specialisations
/ Christian Life and Ministry
/ Christian Spirituality
/ Mission
/ Pastoral Theology

Cost

Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Future study options include the MDiv, DMin and PhD.

Graduate Certificate in Arts

(GradCertArts)

The Graduate Certificate in Arts allows students to focus on a specific area of postgraduate study or sample a number of topics that interest them. Students who select this qualification are adding to existing educational qualifications or are using this as an entry point into studies after numerous years of professional activity.

Many students engaging in cohort study choose a Graduate Certificate in Arts as an ideal way to specialise.
Concentrations in a number of disciplines are available, for example, Bible, Theology, Christian Life and Ministry, Chaplaincy, Spirituality, Mission, Leadership, Governance and Strategy.

Number of Units

4

Duration of Course

0.5 years full-time
1.5 years part-time

Entry Requirements

A completed undergraduate degree in any discipline

Core Units Required

Choose any units

Cost

Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Students who complete this award often continue their educational pathway with the MA, MDiv, MLead or MThSt.

Graduate Diploma of Arts

(GradDipArts)

The Graduate Diploma of Arts is an ideal qualification for students who are building on previous study, but without the commitment of undertaking a master’s degree. Students can focus on new areas of specialisation, sample a range of new subject areas or build on previous study.

Concentrations in a number of disciplines are available, for example, Bible, Theology, Christian Life and Ministry, Chaplaincy, Spirituality, Mission, Leadership, Governance and Strategy.

Number of Units

8

Duration of Course

1 years full-time
3 years part-time

Entry Requirements

A completed undergraduate degree in any discipline

Core Units Required

1 core unit
Spiritual Formation 4 (Personal Transformation)

7 elective units

Specialisations
/ Christian Life and Ministry
/ Christian Spirituality
/ Mission
/ Pastoral Theology
/ Biblical Studies
/ Theology
/ Pastoral Counselling
/ Leadership

Cost

Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Students who complete this award often continue their educational pathway with the MA, MDiv, MLead, or MThSt.

Master of Arts

(MA)

The Master of Arts is a high-quality programme of professional development designed for students who want to update their leadership capacities, missional orientation and ability to relate to emerging postmodern cultures.

The flexible nature of this degree allows students to sample a range of topics within the theological and leadership sphere or to focus on a particular area of study. Concentrations in a number of disciplines are available, for example, Bible, Theology, Christian Life and Ministry, Chaplaincy, Spirituality, Mission, Leadership, Governance and Strategy.

Number of Units

12

Duration of Course

1.5 years full-time
4.5 years part-time

Entry Requirements

A completed undergraduate degree in any discipline
(For students with non-ministry degrees, the first 4 units will be in the GradDipArts)

Core Units Required

2 core units
/ Spiritual Formation 4 (Personal Transformation)
/ Any Research unit OR Independent Guided Study

10 elective units

Specialisations
/ Christian Life and Ministry
/ Christian Spirituality
/ Mission
/ Pastoral Theology
/ Biblical Studies
/ Theology
/ Leadership
/ Pastoral Counselling

Cost

Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Depending on previous study, MA graduates may go on to study MTh, MLead, MDiv, DMin or PhD.

Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision

(GradCertPSupervision)

Be trained as a safe, competent and skilful Professional Supervisor

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision is a four-unit award, designed to be completed in a single calendar year. One unit will be undertaken in each of trimesters one and two, with an additional unit spanning across both trimesters. During these two trimesters, students are rigorously taught the knowledge, skills and attitudes required as a Professional Supervisor, as well as being supported in their own formation and identify.

Having covered the theory, issues, and ethics of supervision, a final practical unit will be taken in trimester three. The purpose of this unit is to provide real-life, skill-development for the student, while being supervised by an experienced practitioner.

Over the course of the year, students will explore the challenges, roles, tasks, models, skills and identity of a Professional Supervisor.

They will also explore issues pertaining to professional best practice, self-care, ethical discernment, community standards and legal expectations, alongside a range of churchbased practices which may be problematic. In so doing graduate supervisors will be well-placed to guide their supervisees towards effectiveness, to limit risk, to enhance vocation and to uphold the church’s standing in the community.

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision is the entry point for the Master of Professional Supervision.

See full brochure.

Number of Units

4

Duration of Course

0.5 years full-time
2 years part-time

Entry Requirements

All students must have:
• A Bachelor of Ministry, Theology, Social Work, Social Science, Counselling or Psychology, or equivalent qualifications, and
• at least five years of active professional experience within a helping profession, and
• a recommendation from their employer, professional association, or ordaining body for their participation in this training.

Core Units Required

4 core units
/ Fundamental Principles of Pastoral Supervision
/ Issues and Ethics in Professional Practice
/ Practice of Pastoral Supervision
/ Pastoral Supervision Practicum

Cost

Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

This award is the entry point for the Graduate Diploma of Professional Supervision and Master of Professional Supervision. This can also contribute to multiple other postgraduate awards.

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

(GradCertThSt)

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies is for students seeking foundational postgraduate theological studies. It is ideal, and provides entry, for those considering a Master in Theological Studies.

Number of Units

4

Duration of Course

0.5 years full-time
1.5 years part-time

Entry Requirements

A completed undergraduate degree in any discipline

Core Units Required

2 core units
/ Introduction to Theology
/ Introduction to the Old Testament OR Introduction to the New Testament
2 elective units

Cost

Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Students who complete this award often continue their educational pathway with the MThSt, MA, or MDiv, .

Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies

(GradDipThSt)

The Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies helps students who want to develop skills in Theological and/or Biblical Studies.

Number of Units

8

Duration of Course

1 years full-time
3 years part-time

Entry Requirements

A completed undergraduate degree in any discipline

Core Units Required

4 core units
/ Introduction to Theology
/ The Person and Work of Christ
/ Introduction to the Old Testament
/ Introduction to the New Testament
4 elective units

Specialisations
/ Biblical Studies
/ Theology

Cost

Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Students who complete this award often continue their educational pathway with the MThSt, MA or MDiv.

Master of Theological Studies

(MThSt)

The Master of Theological Studies is an advanced course of study for students wishing to acquire expertise in biblical and theological studies. It allows students to explore these areas in depth, while still having the flexibility to supplement this with studies in other disciplines also.

Number of Units

12 (including 4 from the pre-requisite Graduate Certificate)

Duration of Course

1.5 years full-time
4.5 years part-time

Entry Requirements

A completed undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Core Units Required

6 core units
/ Introduction to the Old Testament
/ Introduction to the New Testament
/ Hermeneutics
/ Introduction to Theology
/ The Person and Work of Christ
/ Research unit in B or T (Independent Guided Study, research project, research essay or capstone unit)
6 elective units

Specialisations
/ Biblical Studies
/ Theology

Cost

Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Students who complete this award often continue their educational pathway with the MA, MDiv or MLead.

Master of Theology

(MTh)

This degree builds on previous theological study. Students engaged in this degree can now focus on a particular area of interest and develop a significant research project. Throughout this programme, students will be exposed to various methodological tools.These tools allow students to reflect critically on the manner in which various disciplines intersect with each other.

Research skills that have been established will be advanced to new levels.

The purpose of the academic rigor of this degree is to provide fresh biblical and theological insight for ministry, and to prepare potential students for further research study at a doctoral level.

Number of Units

12

Duration of Course

1.5 years full-time
4.5 years part-time

Entry Requirements

A completed undergraduate degree in Theology or Ministry

Core Units Required

4 core units
/ Spiritual Formation 4 (Personal Transformation)
/ Research Methodology
/ Research Project or Essay (worth 2 or 4 units)
3 Electives from the sub-discipline of specialisation/research

Specialisations
/ Christian Life and Ministry
/ Christian Spirituality
/ Mission
/ Pastoral Theology
/ Biblical Studies
/ Theology

Cost

Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Future study options include the MLead, DMin, MProfSupervision, ThD and PhD.