Diploma of Ministry

(DipMin)

The Diploma of Ministry is an ideal starting point for younger students. Designed to be practical and experience based, the emphasis is on providing students with hands-on, practical learning that is grounded in their local ministry context.

Number of Units

8

Duration of Course

1 years full-time
3 years part time

Entry Requirements

Satisfactory completion of year 10 or equivalent in the Australian School system

Core Units Required

4 core units
/ Introduction to the Old Testament OR Introduction to the New Testament
/ Introduction to Christian Doctrines
/ Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry
/ Spiritual Formation

4 elective units, including:

2 x Practical Ministry Units
– Introduction to Discipleship
– Intercultural Communication (Bachelor level unit)
– Introduction to Youth Ministry
– Introduction to Christian Worship
– Introduction to Pastoral Counselling (Bachelor level unit)
– The Art and Science of Chaplaincy (Bachelor level unit)
– 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
– Introduction to Christian Leadership

2 x General Elective Units
– Introduction to Christian History
– Introduction to World Mission
– Synoptic Gospels
– Church Movement Distinctives: Your Faith Group
– The Person & Work of Christ
– Introduction to Theological Study
– Christian History Fieldwork (Holy Land)

Cost

Standard unit: $1,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

The completed Diploma of Ministry can be used as credit equivalent to the first year of a BTh or BMin for each unit with a Credit pass