Diploma of Christian Studies

(DipChSt)

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 core units
/ Introduction to the Old Testament OR Introduction to the New Testament
/ Introduction to Theology
/ Introduction to Discipleship OR Introduction to Pastoral Care
/ Spiritual Formation 1 (Personal Transformation)

4 elective units

Cost

Standard unit: $2,090
(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

(BMin)

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 core units
/ 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
/ Spirit of Life
/ Spiritual Formation 1 (Personal Transformation)
/ Spiritual Formation 2 (Community Transformation)
/ Spiritual Formation 3 OR another Spirituality elective
/ Introduction to Christian History
/ The Restoration Movement (Churches of Christ only) OR C&MA Distinctives (Christian & Missionary Alliance only)
/ Introduction to Discipleship
/ Introduction to Pastoral Care
/ Supervised Ministry

8 electives units

Cost

Standard unit: $2,090
(specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

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


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