Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology (10742NAT)

This course is designed to help you:

  • Deepen your relationship with God,

  • Expand your knowledge of the Bible

  • Equip you for ministry in the church and community

  • Develop your leadership and communication skills

Our Lecturers in the Uniting College of Leadership and Theology are trained and experienced in Ministry and Theology. This award is issued by Adelaide College of Divinity.

The course is made up of a total of 9 units.There are 6 core units and 3 Electives.

You may study full time for 1 year or part-time over 2 years.

You can study either online or on campus. 

For more information about the units click here.

This course also provides a foundation qualification for pastors in the Uniting Church.  Four of the units within this certificate are prerequisites for the Lay Preacher Accreditation.  

This course is offered in:

     South Australia                       Uniting College for Leadership and Theology  (UCLT)

                                                    312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park  SA

     Western Australia                   Commission for Education for Discipleship and Leadership  (CEDAL)

                                                    Star Street, Uniting Church, Carlisle   WA

What mode suits me best?

On Campus units are delivered at the Uniting College Campus located at 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Brooklyn Park on Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

Online study is available concurrently  with the on campus units. Please see the timetable for more information. 

To access the 2019 timetable please click here.


For more information please contact us on 08 8416 8400 or 



Each unit is $430.  Total cost is $3,870.


Scholarships are available to residents of South Australia due to the generosity of the RH White Scholarship fund.  You may apply for a scholarship a unit at a time, further scholarships may be granted upon completion of the previous unit. To apply please select 'Scholarship - Apply' on the online Admission and Enrolment form

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Some people already have skills and knowledge gained from life experience, work history, community involvement and other training or study that may allow them to apply for RPL for specific units within this course.

RPL is a process whereby the student must demonstrate that they have knowledge and skills that match the competencies and elements in the unit of study.  This requires the student to collect a variety of forms of evidence and to pay a fee to have their application assessed. Prior to applying you need to contact the VET Coordinator  - to discuss your eligibility for RPL.

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

To apply to study this course please click here.

For a copy of the VET handbook

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

For more information please contact Student Services on 08 84168400 or

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ABN: 86680954246 | RTO: 4863   |   312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park,
                 South Australia 5032

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