Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology 11239NAT, CRICOS Code: 111737B


11239NAT – Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology, CRICOS Code: 111737B


This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to perform the following functions within a Christian ministry context:

  • Interpret, analyse and apply integrated concepts related to Christian beliefs;
  • Provide considered information and ideas related to Christian beliefs and teachings to Christian and non-Christian audiences;

Provide leadership to Christians based on demonstrated understanding of Christianity.

Australian College of Christianity will offer 11239NAT Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology to students who wish to enter church ministry and Missionary works .

  • This course supports the development of Christians in their spiritual formation and growth through biblical studies and theological discourse, equips them with the necessary skills to serve effectively in their local churches, para-church organisations and other Christian ministries.
  • It is used to equip students for initial entry into ministry, internships, and service in their community, local churches and mission fields, resulting in improved ministry skills and knowledge for volunteers and entry level ministry staff.
  • To train men and women to share Jesus with the world.
  • Providing an entrance point for young Christians who may want to learn more or move into ministry or further study in this field.
  • The Christian Ministry and Theology qualifications are very well designed, highly suitable for this purpose, because they are broad and flexible enough for customisation, while still remaining specific enough for the Christian Ministry and Theology sector.
  • It provides the basic foundations for biblical knowledge and literacy, theological frameworks and spiritual reflection.
  • It increases familiarity with and interpretation of the Scriptures, provision of personal views, focus upon engagement with others outside the faith community.


Entry Requirements

To enter 11239NAT Advanced Diploma Christian Ministry and Theology, candidates should have a Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology and year 12 school certificate, its equivalent or maturity and appropriate life experience. It is recommended that candidates have relevant experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:

  • The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas
  • The exercise of independent judgement and decision-making
  • The application of relevant technical and other skills.


Course Prerequisites

no prerequisite requirements.


Duration of Qualification and Volume of Learning

This program is a full-time course completed over a period of 1.5 year full time

The AQF Volume of Learning for a 10744NAT Advanced Diploma Christian Ministry and Theology is 1200 ~ 2400 hours. Please refer to details of how this program meets this requirement on following pages including our timetable and details about weekly training and assessment, online lecture, practice in workplace.



The primary pathway from this qualification is into the Christian Ministry and Theology. Students may also undertake further studies in Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology.


Core and Elective Units

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 9

  • 6 core units
  • 4 elective units, of which:

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Title
CMTTHE601 Analyse and critique Christian theology (108 hrs)
CMTTHE602 Critique the interpretation of theological data (108 hrs)
CMTTHE603 Apply critical analysis to a theological theme or issue issue (108 hrs)
CMTTHE604 Critique new insights on theological information (216 hrs)
CMTMIN601 Synthesise theological ideas and apply these to specific personal or community issues (216 hrs)
CMTMIN602 Communicate theology in depth (216 hrs)

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Title
BSBINS603 Initiate and lead applied research (108 hrs)
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice (108 hrs)
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team (108 hrs)
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies (108 hrs)

*Notes on Unit Selection:

  • The units included in this qualification have been selected with reference to the

*Notes on Unit Selection:

  • The units included in this qualification have been selected with reference to the Training Package and in consultation with industry partners