Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

Department of Theology

10742NAT certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

Description

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

  • identify, interpret and compare information related to basic Christian beliefs.
  • provide information related to Christian beliefs and understandings to some Christian and some non-Christian audiences.

propose what actions are appropriate in a range of life and ministry situations based on interpretations about Christian beliefs.

 

Entry Requirements

To enter

10741NAT Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology, candidates should have a year 11 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 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology is 600 ~ 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.

 

Pathways

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

 

Employment Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

The graduate will have theoretical and practical knowledge of Christian Ministry and Theology and be able to select and apply a broad range of knowledge and skills to a specific area or a broad field within Christian Ministry. They will be able to complete routine and non-routine activities and provide and transmit solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems within a Christian Ministry environment.

The purpose of this course is to either:

  • qualify individuals to serve in church groups and other ministry contexts within a broad range of specialised roles and in accordance with the values, procedures and practice guidelines of those church groups and Christian ministry contexts
  • or to provide a pathway for further learning by progression to higher level of qualifications developed in conjunction with this Course, and in particular, to the Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Graduates of this course will have acquired broad knowledge related to fundamental beliefs of church groups and some knowledge of groups holding other views which are relevant to specific Christian ministry contexts.

The graduates of this course will also have gained skills consistent with the Certificate IV AQF descriptor such as the ability to:

  • identify, interpret and compare information related to basic Christian beliefs
  • propose what actions are appropriate in a range of life and ministry situations based on interpretations about Christian beliefs
  • provide information related to Christian beliefs and understandings to some Christian and some non-Christian audiences
  • fulfil informal roles, and more formal roles with some level of leadership, and increasing expectations and requirements, within the Christian ministry sector

Graduates of this Course will demonstrate the application of the knowledge and skills they have gained:

  • by using considered judgement when advising others on possible courses of action in a range of life or ministry related situations
  • by adapting approaches they have gained to the study of Christian concepts and beliefs to a range of subjects and topics

The course outcomes of this Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology are consistent with the qualification type descriptor found in the Australian Qualification Framework Second Edition, January 2013.

 

Core and Elective Units

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12

  • Each term 2 units,
  • 6 core units
  • 3 elective units, of which:
  • 3 Additional Units (Choose two from CMTTHE 401 & one from other CMT units)

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

 

Core Units
Unit Code Unit Title
CMTTHE401 Interpret and discuss Christian Scripture and Theology

(Introduction Bible, Introduction New Testament 1.2, Introduction Old Testament 1.2, Synoptic Gospel, Moses’s Pentateuch, Historical Books, Prophets, Paul’s Letters, Understanding Acts, John’s Gospel, General Letters, Revelations, Wisdom Literature, Psalm, Apocalyptic Literature)

CMTTHE402 Interpret theological data

(Introduction Theology 1 & 2, Christology, Ecclesiology, Soteriology, Eschatology)

CMTTHE403 Compare and present information on a theological theme or issue

(History of Bible, History of Old Testament, History of New Testament, History of Intertestamental Period, Early Church History, Medieval Church History, Reformation History,  Comparison Bible History and General History)

CMTTHE404 Compare and apply new theological insights

(Biblical Leadership, Biblical Worldview, Mission Perspective, Lay Theology)

CMTMIN401 Explain the application of Christian ethics to contemporary life issues

(Practical Theology, Pastoral Counselling, Christian Counselling, Christian Ethic, Christian Education)

CMTMIN402 Communicate theological information

(Preaching Studies, Pastoral Practice, Theology and Science, Vocational Theology, Discipleship Training, House Church)

Elective Units
Unit Code   Unit Title
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

(Mental Health)

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

(Communication for relationships)

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

(Multicultural Ministry)