We are truly blessed to have ACOM as our academic partners, we count it an honour and privilege to be in relationship with them.RON SIMMS, NATIONAL LEADER OF FULL GOSPEL AUSTRALIA

We believe that the best place for a student to learn is in their local ministry setting or place of mission.
For this reason ACOM seeks to develop intentional and strategic partnerships with local churches, bible colleges, schools and other Christian organisations.

As an ACOM Partner you can engage in a training pathway for your organisation at either Diploma, Degree or Masters level.

We are committed to helping you find the best approach to training and ministry development that meets your needs.


ACOM works with Learning Cohorts to custom design unique learning pathways for those keen to engage at Degree & Masters level while learning within their Cohort.

ACOM will also provide a dedicated Student Learning Portal (using your Logo) for your Learning Cohort once you have 5+ students enrolled.

Additional aspects available to Interns:

  • Fee-HELP available for eligible students
  • Centrelink Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy approved for eligible students
  • Flexible delivery options
  • A dedicated Content Delivery Portal for Learning Cohorts with 5+ students enrolled
  • Grammarly – Grammar checking software free for all students
  • Extensive Student Support & Study Skills Resources available to all students

Course Details

Many of our Learning Cohorts start with the Diploma of Ministry.

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: $1,590
(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

Not the course you are interested in? Don't worry, you have the options to discuss other Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses to suit your students and program.


Across the year learning cohorts studying the Diploma of Ministry will engage in the four following introductory core units:

Old OR New Testament

Christian Doctrines

Personal Formation

Pastoral Theology and Ministry

And the four following elective units:

Practical Ministry

Practical Ministry

General Elective

General Elective

For elective options see below:

Next Steps

ACOM will provide access to all the resources you need to get started:

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