UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry Studies
The Certificate is comprised of four (4) Units - 18 credit points, which students can complete through a variety of online study options. This course provides a range of specific study pathways to meet the training and study needs for those working within Church (based) organisations in areas such as ministry to young people families, aged care, school chaplaincy, leadership and social services.

Graduates of the Certificate of Ministry Studies will have:

  • developed foundational skills in area of ministry practice

  • the ability to apply skills in ministry context, including employed and voluntary roles

  • developed the ability to access, comprehend and evaluate information across the disciplines of ministry practice

  • begun to develop interpersonal and team work skills applicable to a range of ministry practice contexts

  • begun to develop skills which foster self-directed life long learning​

Graduates of the Certificate of Ministry Studies will:

  • have developed the ability to apply knowledge to ministry context in at least one area of specialisation within the disciplines of ministry practice

  • be responsible and accountable for their exercise of ministry practice

  • have foundational skills in the context of ministry practice

Course Duration

This course can be complete in 6 months full time 0.5 EFTSL or part-time.

Course Structure

The Certificate is comprised of four (4) Units - 18 credit points. Students are required to complete:

At least 1 of the following units:

MINS1101 - Interpreting the Old Testament

MINS1201 - Interpreting the New Testament

MINS1304 - Introduction to Christian Thought

MINS1305 - Reading Cultures

MINS1509 - Introduction to Christian Leadership

MINS1510 - Introduction to Formation for Ministry

MINS1601 - Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples

MINS1603 - Beyond Sunday

Plus 3 electives including one second or third year level unit selected from the full range of Bachelor of Ministry units.

Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent click here for admission criteria.

Undergraduate Certificate of Christian Leadership

The Certificate is comprised of four (4) Units - 18 credit points, which students can complete through a variety of online study options.

This course provides foundational knowledge and skills in Christian Leadership at introductory level in the disciplines which comprise the professional field of ministry studies, including biblical studies, Christian educational,  discipleship,  leadership and missiology.

Course Duration

This course can be complete in 6 months full time 0.5 EFTSL or part-time.

Graduates of the Certificate of Leadership will have:

  • developed foundational skills in area of ministry practice and leadership

  • the ability to apply skills in ministry context, including employed and voluntary roles

  • developed the ability to access, comprehend and evaluate information across the disciplines of leadership and ministry practice

  • begun to develop interpersonal and team work skills applicable to a range of ministry leadership contexts

  • begun to develop skills which foster self-directed life long learning​

Graduates of the Certificate of Ministry Studies will:

  • have developed the ability to apply knowledge to ministry context in at least one area of specialisation within the disciplines of leadership

  • be responsible and accountable for their exercise of leadership and ministry practice

  • have foundational skills in the context of leadership and ministry practice

Course Structure

The Certificate is comprised of four (4) Units - 18 credit points. Students are required to complete:

Core Unit:

MINS1509 - Introduction to Christian Leadership

At least 1 of the following units:

MINS2527 - Christian Leadership

MINS2531 - Guided Study in Leadership A

MINS2533 - Homiletics

MINS2534 - Liturgy and Worship

MINS2536 - Ministry of Pastoral Care

MINS3515 - Leadership and Organisational Culture

MINS3518 - Guided Study in Leadership B

MINS3520 - Advanced Christian Leadership

Plus 2 electives including from the full range of Bachelor of Ministry units.

Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent click here​ for admission criteria

Diploma of Ministry

The Diploma of Ministry course is 36 credit points comprising of 8 units. The course provides a foundational knowledge and skills at introductory level in the disciplines which comprise the professional field of ministry studies: biblical studies; Christian education & discipleship; leadership; and missiology.

 

Graduates of the Diploma of Ministry will have:

  • developed foundational skills in the core areas of ministry practice

  • the ability to apply skills in ministry contexts, including employed and voluntary roles

  • developed the ability to access, comprehend and evaluate information across the disciplines of ministry practice

  • developed interpersonal and teamwork skills applicable to a range of ministry practice contexts

  • begun to develop skills which foster self-directed lifelong learning.

 

Graduates of the Diploma of Ministry will:

  • have developed at least one area of specialization within the disciplines of ministry practice, and the ability to apply that knowledge to ministry contexts

  • be responsible and accountable for their exercise of ministry practice

  • have foundational skills in leadership in the context of ministry practice.

Course Duration

The course requires one year of full-time study 1.0 EFTSL, or equivalent part-time. 

Course Structure

The Diploma of Ministry course is 36 credit points comprising of 8 units. Students are required to complete:

Core units Biblical Level 1: (At least one of the following)

MINS1002 - Introducing the Scriptures

MINS1101 - Interpreting the Old Testament

MINS1201 - Interpreting the New Testament

Core units Missiology Level 1: (At least one of the following)

MINS1304 - Introduction to Christian Thought

MINS1305 - Reading Cultures

Core units Leadership / Pastoral Care Level 1: (At least one of the following)

MINS1509 - Introduction to Christian Leadership

MINS1510 - Introduction to Formation for Ministry

Core units Christian Education & Discipleship Level 1: (At least one of the following)

MINS1601 - Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples

MINS1603 - Beyond Sunday

Plus at least 4 electives including two second or third year level units selected from the full range of Bachelor of Ministry units.

Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent click here​ for admission criteria

Associate Degree in Ministry

The Associate Degree of Ministry course is 72 credit points comprising of 16 units. The course provides an up-to-date understanding of the major ministry concepts and theories as well as the skills to apply them to life situations as effective practitioners.

 

The Associate Degree provides the same foundation as the Bachelor of Ministry, through the eight Level One core units, with some beginning specialisation in two areas (minor studies). As well as articulation between the courses. This course supports the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the ministry professions. Study at this level requires students to become critical and independent learners.

Course Duration

The course requires two years of full-time study 2.0 EFTSL, or equivalent part-time. 

Course Structure

The Course requires 10 core units and 8 electives to complete 2 minors. With each minor consisting of 4 units with a discipline area.

Core units

MINS1101 - Interpreting the Old Testament

MINS1201 - Interpreting the New Testament

MINS1304 - Introduction to Christian Thought

MINS1305 - Reading Cultures

MINS1509 - Introduction to Christian Leadership

MINS1510 - Introduction to Formation for Ministry

MINS1601 - Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples

MINS1603 - Beyond Sunday

MINS2528 - Supervised Field Education 1

MINS3002 - Biblical Hermeneutics

Biblical Studies Minor (4 units required)

MINS1101 - Interpreting the Old Testament*

MINS1201 - Interpreting the New Testament*

MINS2001 - Bible and  Culture

MINS2210 - Israel's Response to Exile

MINS2111 - Pentateuch

MINS2216 - Pauline Letters

MINS2219 - Synoptic Gospels

MINS3002 - Biblical Hermeneutics*

MINS3109 - Wisdom Literature

MINS3111 - Prophets

MINS3218 - Gospel of John and Johannine letters

MINS2704 - Biblical Greek I

MINS2705 - Biblical Hebrew I

Christian Education & Discipleship Minor (4 units required)

MINS1601 - Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples*

MINS1603 - Beyond Sunday*

MINS2601 - Guided Study in Christian Education & Discipleship A

MINS2602 - Youth and Young Adult Ministry

MINS2603 - Ministry with Children and Families

MINS2604 - Chaplaincy and Ministry in Schools

MINS2605 - Leading and Facilitating Groups

MINS2613 - Church Planting

MINS2614 - Church Revitalisation & Renewal

MINS3601 - Guided Study in Christian Education B

MINS3602 - Creative Arts in Worship

MINS3603 - Discipling Adults in Christian Community

MINS3604 - Radical & Missional Discipleship

MINS3605 - A Public Faith in a Secular Age

Leadership Minor (4 units required)

MINS1509 - Introduction to Christian Leadership*

MINS1510 - Introduction to Formation for Ministry*

MINS2527 - Christian Leadership

MINS2531 - Guided Study in Leadership A

MINS2533 - Homiletics

MINS2534 - Liturgy and Worship

MINS2536 - Ministry of Pastoral Care

MINS3514 - Formation for Christian Leadership

MINS3515  -Leadership and Organisational Culture

MINS3518 - Guided Study in Leadership B

MINS3520 - Advanced Christian Leadership

Missiology Minor (4 units required)

MINS1304 - Introduction to Christian Thought*

MINS1305 - Reading Cultures*

MINS2314 - Theology of Jesus Christ word and Saviour

MINS2316 - Guided Study in Missiology A

MINS2320 - Evangelism, Conversion and mission of God

MINS2324 - Christian Story A*

MINS2325 - Christian Story B

MINS3335 - God the Trinity

MINS3336 - Church, Ministry and Sacraments

MINS3338 - Heritage, Theology and Polity of the UCA

MINS3341 - Guided Study in Missiology B

MINS3344 - Gift of Forgiveness

* Required Core units

Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent click here​ for admission criteria

Exit Pathway
  • Students may exit with a Diploma of Ministry having met the course requirements.

Bachelor of Ministry

The Bachelor of Ministry course is 108 credit points comprising of 24 units. The purpose of the Bachelor of Ministry (BMin) is to equip Christian leaders to be competent in establishing, developing, transforming and growing healthy communities and networks. The course enables students to engage seriously with contemporary ministry and mission contexts that are developing and evolving. The course provides academic and professional preparation for ordained and lay ministry roles.

 

The course provides opportunity to people who are interested in the study of Christian ministry in contemporary society, whether this leads to a Christian ministry role or to personal enrichment and leadership development for other fields of endeavour. It is open to people of any, or no, denominational background.

 

The Bachelor of Ministry is designed to provide a strong foundation across the full range of theological disciplines that underpin contemporary ministry leadership – biblical studies, Christian education and discipleship, Christian leadership and missiology – with the ability to specialise in two of these areas (major studies). Supervised Field Education and integrative studies are designed to foster theological integration in the context of contemporary ministry practice, and guided study units provide flexibility to students and the opportunity to combine academic and practical development for professional preparation.

 

 

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry will have a developed understanding of Christian ministry and its underlying  principles  and  concepts  in  the  disciplines  of:  biblical  studies;  Christian  education  & discipleship; leadership; and missiology.

 

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry will have:

  • the cognitive skills to undertake research, analyse information and apply knowledge and techniques learned in an academic or professional context

  • developed skills for self-directed and life-long learning

  • skills and capacities to be a reflective ministry practitioner, integrating aspects of theory and practice in an academic or professional context

  • developed interpersonal, communication,  creative  and  teamwork  skills  appropriate   to employment and/or further study.

 

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry will:

  • be able to initiate, plan, problem solve and implement decisions in a leadership role in a range of ministry contexts

  • have the appropriate knowledge and skills to make independent judgements in a range of leadership contexts

  • be able to identify and apply innovative approaches and solutions to issues arising in ministry practice

  • understand the dynamics of healthy interpersonal relationships, and be able to generate appropriate trust

  • have skills and capacities to be a reflective practitioner.

Course Duration

The course requires three years of full-time study 3.0 EFTSL, or equivalent part-time. 

Course Structure

The Course requires 13 core units and 11 electives to complete 2 majors and 1 minor. With each major consisting of 6 units and each minor consisting of 4 units with a discipline area.

Core units

MINS1101 - Interpreting the Old Testament

MINS1201 - Interpreting the New Testament

MINS1304 - Introduction to Christian Thought

MINS1305 - Reading Cultures

MINS1509 - Introduction to Christian Leadership

MINS1510 - Introduction to Formation for Ministry

MINS1601 - Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples

MINS1603 - Beyond Sunday

MINS2528 - Supervised Field Education 1

MINS2529 - Supervised Field Education 2

MINS2801 - Integrative Ministry Practice A

MINS3801 - Integrative Ministry Practice B

MINS3002 - Biblical Hermeneutics

Biblical Studies Minor (4 units required)

MINS1101 - Interpreting the Old Testament*

MINS1201 - Interpreting the New Testament*

MINS2001 - Bible and  Culture

MINS2210 - Israel's Response to Exile

MINS2111 - Pentateuch

MINS2216 - Pauline Letters

MINS2219 - Synoptic Gospels

MINS3002 - Biblical Hermeneutics*

MINS3109 - Wisdom Literature

MINS3111 - Prophets

MINS3218 - Gospel of John and Johannine letters

MINS2704 - Biblical Greek I

MINS2705 - Biblical Hebrew I

Christian Education & Discipleship Minor (4 units required)

MINS1601 - Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples*

MINS1603 - Beyond Sunday*

MINS2601 - Guided Study in Christian Education & Discipleship A

MINS2602 - Youth and Young Adult Ministry

MINS2603 - Ministry with Children and Families

MINS2604 - Chaplaincy and Ministry in Schools

MINS2605 - Leading and Facilitating Groups

MINS2613 - Church Planting

MINS2614 - Church Revitalisation & Renewal

MINS3601 - Guided Study in Christian Education B

MINS3602 - Creative Arts in Worship

MINS3603 - Discipling Adults in Christian Community

MINS3604 - Radical & Missional Discipleship

MINS3605 - A Public Faith in a Secular Age

Leadership Minor (4 units required)

MINS1509 - Introduction to Christian Leadership*

MINS1510 - Introduction to Formation for Ministry*

MINS2527 - Christian Leadership

MINS2531 - Guided Study in Leadership A

MINS2533 - Homiletics

MINS2534 - Liturgy and Worship

MINS2536 - Ministry of Pastoral Care

MINS3514 - Formation for Christian Leadership

MINS3515  -Leadership and Organisational Culture

MINS3518 - Guided Study in Leadership B

MINS3520 - Advanced Christian Leadership

Missiology Minor (4 units required)

MINS1304 - Introduction to Christian Thought*

MINS1305 - Reading Cultures*

MINS2314 - Theology of Jesus Christ word and Saviour

MINS2316 - Guided Study in Missiology A

MINS2320 - Evangelism, Conversion and mission of God

MINS2324 - Christian Story A*

MINS2325 - Christian Story B

MINS3335 - God the Trinity

MINS3336 - Church, Ministry and Sacraments

MINS3338 - Heritage, Theology and Polity of the UCA

MINS3341 - Guided Study in Missiology B

MINS3344 - Gift of Forgiveness

Biblical Studies Major (6 units required)

MINS1101 - Interpreting the Old Testament*

MINS1201 - Interpreting the New Testament*

MINS2001 - Bible and  Culture

MINS2210 - Israel's Response to Exile

MINS2111 - Pentateuch

MINS2216 - Pauline Letters

MINS2219 - Synoptic Gospels

MINS3002 - Biblical Hermeneutics*

MINS3109 - Wisdom Literature

MINS3111 - Prophets

MINS3218 - Gospel of John and Johannine letters

MINS2704 - Biblical Greek I

MINS2705 - Biblical Hebrew I

Christian Education & Discipleship Major (6 units required)

MINS1601 - Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples*

MINS1603 - Beyond Sunday*

MINS2601 - Guided Study in Christian Education & Discipleship A

MINS2602 - Youth and Young Adult Ministry

MINS2603 - Ministry with Children and Families

MINS2604 - Chaplaincy and Ministry in Schools

MINS2605 - Leading and Facilitating Groups

MINS2613 - Church Planting

MINS2614 - Church Revitalisation & Renewal

MINS3601 - Guided Study in Christian Education B

MINS3602 - Creative Arts in Worship

MINS3603 - Discipling Adults in Christian Community

MINS3604 - Radical & Missional Discipleship

MINS3605 - A Public Faith in a Secular Age

Leadership Major (6 units required)

MINS1509 - Introduction to Christian Leadership*

MINS1510 - Introduction to Formation for Ministry*

MINS2527 - Christian Leadership

MINS2531 - Guided Study in Leadership A

MINS2533 - Homiletics

MINS2534 - Liturgy and Worship

MINS2536 - Ministry of Pastoral Care

MINS3514 - Formation for Christian Leadership

MINS3515  -Leadership and Organisational Culture

MINS3518 - Guided Study in Leadership B

MINS3520 - Advanced Christian Leadership

Missiology Major (6 units required)

MINS1304 - Introduction to Christian Thought*

MINS1305 - Reading Cultures*

MINS2314 - Theology of Jesus Christ word and Saviour

MINS2316 - Guided Study in Missiology A

MINS2320 - Evangelism, Conversion and mission of God

MINS2324 - Christian Story A*

MINS2325 - Christian Story B

MINS3335 - God the Trinity

MINS3336 - Church, Ministry and Sacraments

MINS3338 - Heritage, Theology and Polity of the UCA

MINS3341 - Guided Study in Missiology B

MINS3344 - Gift of Forgiveness

* Required Core units

Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent click here​ for admission criteria

Exit Pathway
  • Students may exit with an Associate Degree of Ministry or with Diploma of Ministry having met the course rules.