Vocational Education & Training (VET) @ ACD

These courses are 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 


ACD staff are passionate about offering specialised and practical study which equips students for Christian ministry!  provide options to study across states, institutions and qualification levels.

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

For more information about the units click here.








Delivery mode:

When the precautionary distancing period related to COVID-19 ends, the listed institutions will have differing opportunities for online and in-person classes. For more information, please contact ACD on 08 8416 8400 or 



Certificate III

Application Fee: $100.00

Unit fee: $230.00 (per unit)

Total Course fees: $1840.00 

Click here to access the Handbook

Certificate IV

Application Fee: $100.00

Unit fee: $420.00

Total course fees: $3880.00 (9 units at $420.00 each, plus $100.00 application fee)

For more information, please click this link to access the Certificate IV Handbook (relevant for UCLT students)

Please note that CEDAL students have a combined Handbook contacting information regarding both the Certificate IV and the Diploma, please click here to access this document.


Application Fee: $100.00

Unit fee: $550.00

Total Course fees: $5600.00 (10 units at $550.00 each, plus $100.00 application fee)



RH White Scholarship fund (UCLT only).

Scholarships are available to residents of South Australia due to the generosity of the RH White Scholarship fund.  These are granted one unit at a time, with the exception of students in the Intern Cohort. Subsequent scholarships may be be offered upon successful completion of previous units. To apply please select 'Scholarship - Apply' on the online Enrolment form.

Other Scholarships 

Other Scholarships maybe available from our other teaching colleges. Please contact them for more information.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent (e.g. completion of Cert III or work/ life experience). If the student has not completed year 12, they will be required to complete a pre-entry admissions test. In order to engage in this course it is expected that you are an active committed member of a church congregation where you have opportunity to serve and lead. 

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:


Uniting College for Leadership and Theology.

Ph: 08 841684420


Commission for Education for Discipleship and Leadership

Ph: 08 9260 9800


Australian Lutheran College

Ph: 08 7120 8200


Uniting College for Leadership and Theology  (UCLT)


Certificate III (10741NAT)

Certificate IV (10742NAT)

Offered at 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, BROOKLYN PARK, South Australia.


To access the 2020 timetable please click the arrow

Commission for Education for Discipleship and Leadership  (CEDAL)

Certificate IV (10742NAT)

Diploma (10743NAT)


Offered at Star Street Uniting Church, CARLISLE, Western Australia 


To access the CEDAL Timetable, please click the arrow. 

Adelaide Lutheran College (ALC)


Certificate IV (10742NAT)



Offered at 104 Jeffcott Street,
NORTH ADELAIDE,  South Australia

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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                 South Australia 5032

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