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
Our course specialise in equipping students for Christian ministry and are offered through several institutions and at several levels.
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.
To access the VET Handbook, please 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.
What mode suits me best?
As of March 2020, all courses will be delivered online until further notice.
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 email@example.com
There is a $100.00 application fee that is payable at the time of application submission. In 2020, individual units for the Certificate IV are priced at $420. Total cost is $3,880.
Fees and Unit details for the Certificate III and Diploma will be made available in late-March 2020.
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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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