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.

Please note that a entry to a Diploma of Ministry is limited to students studying with a Learning Cohort.

Course Information

Course: Diploma of Ministry (DipMin)
Accrediting Body: Sydney College of Divinity
Australian Quality Framework Level: AQF 5
School: School of Bible, Theology and Ministry

Number of Units: 8 units/ 72 credit points (CP)
Study Mode: Online (with facilitated learning opportunities)
Course Duration: 1 years full-time or up to 3 years part-time

Course Plan


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

4 elective units, including:

2 x Practical Ministry Units:
- 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

2 x General Elective Units:
- Introduction to Discipleship
- 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)

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