VET (Cert IV)




Certificate IV in Christian Life and Ministry

Adelaide College of Divinity is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code: 4863) in the VET sector.  ACD currently offers the following VET course:

Certificate IV in Christian Life and Ministry (code: 10496NAT)

This course is designed to help you deepen your relationship with God, grow spiritually and equip you for the adventure of Christian Life and Ministry.

This course includes subjects that assist lay preachers and pastors to gain the necessary qualifications for these roles within the Uniting Church.

Teaching is provided through the Uniting College of Leadership and Theology and the completed award is issued by Adelaide College of Divinity.

The course is made up of a total of 13 units:  8 core units and 5 electives.

VET Handbook 2017



CLMCHS401A                     Christian Scriptures (Biblical genres and principles of interpretation)

CLMCHL401A                     Christian Life (Develop personal practices of spirituality and encouraging it in others)

CLMCHB401A                     Christian Beliefs (and applying them to life and ministry)

CLMCAM401A                     Culturally appropriate mission (Evangelism in Australia)

CLMGOS401A                     Gospels (and communicating there relevance today)

CLMMIP401A                      Ministry Practice (Prepare, conduct and review lay ministry/leadership)

CHCCOM403A                    Communication Skills (to build relationships)

CHCGROUP403D                Plan and Conduct group activities



CLMSIT401A                        Christology (describing our faith and living as people of Christ)

BSBCMM401A                      Make a presentation (Preaching)

CLMCHH401A                      Christian Heritage (Brief church history and history of the Uniting Church)

CLMSIM401A                       Worship

TAEDEL401A                        Godly Play

CLMPMS401A                      Psalms (and communicating its relevance today)


Delivery Modes:

This course can be undertaking in the following three ways:

  1. Face to Face- this is due to commence in Semester 2, 2017!
  2. Electronically
  3. Printed and bound copy

(Click link for expression of interest form for face to face study in Semester 2, 2017)



Each unit is charged at $430.



RH White Scholarships provide full or part fee scholarships for students planning to undertake the Certificate IV in Christian Life & Ministry course who require financial assistance in the payment of fees.

(Click here for scholarship application form)



(Click here to apply on line or to print off the enrolment form)


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have completed relevant previous study you may apply for a credit transfer.
RPL can also be granted based on relevant life experience.

(Click link for RPL document)
Download the course outline (here) for more details OR Contact the VET coordinator


Advice to students of Third party arrangement

In accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015

We provide the following information: The ACD is a Registered Training Organisation. We have a third party arrangement whereby our courses are taught by teaching staff of the Uniting College for Leadership and Theology. Contact details for the UCLT: 08 841684420 or


For detailed information about Fees, unit descriptions, course content, teachers and course dates please refer to the VET Handbook in the quicklinks

OR contact Student Services on 08 84168400