Diploma of Christian Studies


The Diploma of Christian Studies introduces students to some of the basics of Bible, theology and ministry practice. It is a great place to start building a future in mission and ministry. Through this Diploma, students study a broad range of introductory units, and learn how to translate foundational academic concepts into practical application. Units studied in the Diploma of Christian Studies are undertaken at a Bachelor level.

Number of Units


Duration of Course

1 year full-time
3 years part-time

Entry Requirements

Aged 21+ or
completion of year 12

Core Units Required

4 core units
/ Introduction to the Old Testament OR Introduction to the New Testament
/ Introduction to Theology
/ Introduction to Discipleship OR Introduction to Pastoral Care
/ Spiritual Formation 1 (Personal Transformation)
4 elective units

/ Christian Thought
/ Christian Practice


Standard unit: $2,190 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

The completed Diploma of Christian Studies can be used as credit equivalent to the first year of a BTh or BMin.