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 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)

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