Designed to be a one-year ministry practice and study experience – ACOM Internships are built around the 4 unit Undergraduate Certificate in Ministry or the 4 unit Graduate Certificate in Arts. These short awards to are designed be very practical and experienced based. The emphasis is on giving students a hands-on learning experience that is grounded in their current ministry context – your church!

All we ask your church or organisation to provide is a supportive ministry environment as well as some supervision & mentoring.


Across the year interns will engage in the three following units:

Spiritual Formation

Supervised Ministry 1

Elective Unit

Designed to enhance the interns chosen ministry focus.

And the choice of ONE of the following introductory units:

Old Testament

New Testament

Christian Doctrines

Theological Study

Additional aspects available to Interns:

  • Fee-HELP available for eligible students
  • Centrelink Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy approved for eligible students
  • Flexible delivery options
  • Grammarly – Grammar checking software free for all students
  • Extensive Student Support & Study Skills Resources available to all students

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Undergraduate Certificate in Ministry


The Undergraduate Certificate in Ministry is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study in practical ministry-oriented areas of interest. It enables students to gain knowledge and skills for engagement in practical Christian ministry without committing to a long study program. It is ideal for those just starting out and looking to engage in a local ministry internship program with a study component in order to enhance their prospects of employment in a ministry setting, within a church or para-church context.

Number of Units


Duration of Course

0.5 years full-time
2 years part-time

Entry Requirements

Satisfactorily completed Year 10 in the Australian school system

Core Units Required

1 unit from:
/ Introduction to the Old Testament
/ Introduction to the New Testament
/ Introduction to Theological Study
/ Introduction to Christian Doctrines

 2 units from:
/ Spiritual Formation
/ Introduction to Youth Ministry
/ Introduction to Children’s Ministry
/ Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry
/ Introduction to Christian Worship
/ Introduction to World Mission
/ Introduction to Christian Leadership
/ Introduction to Christian History
/ Proclaiming the Good News
/ Supervised Ministry 1
/ Supervised Ministry 2

Plus – 1 unit from any of the above


Standard unit: $1,590
(specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

The completed Undergraduate Certificate can be used as credit equivalent to the first year of the Diploma of Ministry.

More interested in the Graduate Certificate in Arts for the internship?

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