OUR UNDERGRADUATE MINISTRY QUALIFICATIONS


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

12

Duration of Course

1.5 years full-time
5 years part time

Entry Requirements

Aged 20+ or completion of year 12

Core Units Required

8
/ Introduction to the Old Testament
/ Introduction to the New Testament
/ Introduction to Christian Doctrines
/ The Person & Work of Jesus Christ
/ Introduction to Personal Formation
/ Introduction to Pastoral Theology & Ministry
/ Supervised Ministry 01
/ Supervised Ministry 02

Cost

Standard unit: $1,440
(specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

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

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

8

Duration of Course

1 year full-time
3 years part-time

Entry Requirements

Aged 21+ or
completion of year 12

Core Units Required

4
/ Introduction to the Old Testament or New Testament
/ Introduction to Theology
/ Introduction to Discipleship
/ Spiritual Formation 1

Cost

Standard unit: $1,990
(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.

Bachelor of Ministry

The Bachelor of Ministry is a practical, grassroots ministry degree aimed at equipping students for real-life missional contexts. In this degree, students will gain a strong biblical and theological foundation, while focusing on the practice of ministry.

The Bachelor of Ministry is tailored for God’s people who are seeking to develop ministry skills that work in both church and community. ACOM’s spiritual formation process is interwoven throughout this degree, with the aim of enhancing the overall personal and spiritual development of students, challenging them to delve deeply into their relationship with God.

Number of Units

24

Duration of Course

3 years full-time
9 years part-time

Entry Requirements

Aged 21+ or
have ATAR 65+ or OP ≤16

Core Units Required

16
/ Introduction to the Old Testament
/ Introduction to the New Testament
/ Hermeneutics
/ The Four Gospels
/ Introduction to Theology
/ The Church
/ The Person and Work of Christ
/ The Trinity
/ Introduction to Christian Spirituality
/ Spiritual Formation 1
/ Spiritual Formation 2
/ Spiritual Formation 3
/ Introduction to Christian History
/ The Restoration Movement
(Churches of Christ only)
/ Introduction to Discipleship
/ Introduction to Pastoral Care

Cost

Standard unit: $1,990
(specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Students with the BMin may continue on to the MA, MDiv or MLead.

Bachelor of Theology

In the Bachelor of Theology, students will develop a strong biblical and theological foundation and be equipped for long-term mission and ministry. The degree is tailored for God’s people wherever they work, minister and live in the church, workplace and community.

Students will explore biblical and theological issues and develop critical-thinking skills that will enable them to foster a culture of reflection in pastoral situations through sound biblical and theological frameworks. The study of biblical languages allows students to engage the biblical text at a new and profound level. ACOM’s spiritual formation process is interwoven throughout this degree, with the aim of enhancing the overall personal and spiritual development of students, challenging them to delve deeply into their relationship with God.

Number of Units

24

Duration of Course

3 years full-time
9 years part-time

Entry Requirements

Aged 21+ or
have ATAR 65+ or OP ≤16

Core Units Required

19
/ Introduction to the Old Testament
/ Introduction to the New Testament
/ Hermeneutics
/ The Four Gospels
/ Pauline Literature
/ The Pentateuch
/ Introduction to Theology
/ The Church
/ The Person and Work of Christ
/ The Trinity
/ Theology for Ministry
/ Theology elective
/ Introduction to Discipleship
/ Spiritual Formation 1
/ Spiritual Formation 2
/ Spiritual Formation 3
/ Introduction to Biblical Languages
/ Introduction to Christian History
/ The Restoration Movement
(Churches of Christ only)

Cost

Standard unit: $1,990
(specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Students with the BTh may continue on to the MA, MTh, MDiv or MLead.

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