Diploma of Ministry


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


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)


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