What will I learn?

This nationally accredited certificate equips you with the critical skills needed by pastors, key team and emerging ministry leaders.

Ministry demands a range of unique skills that are relevant for the vocational pastor, their key team members, and emerging leaders across all ministry areas. Our Cert IV introduces immediately applicable and transferable skills in understanding the bible, leading people, practical theology, self-management, and reaching and caring for people.

Some of the subjects you can study include leadership, pastoral care and biblical studies. Join the AC community and you will get to learn from experienced and recognised ministry leaders who will equip you for greater ministry effectiveness.



This course comprises 10 units of competency to be completed over 1 year or up to four years part time.

  • 8 core and stream units
  • 2 electives



This course comprises 11 units of competency:

  • 5 mandatory core subjects
  • 5 subjects from the Chaplaincy stream
  • 1 subject from Group A


Ability to apply spiritual disciplines

Demonstration of a broad knowledge of the Old Testament and New Testament

Ability to identify and apply Christian worldview and values

Ability to apply knowledge of pastoral ministry to a broad range of contexts, and depth in the area of specialisation

Demonstration of general research skills, particularly the ability to gather, understand and evaluate information.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Arts, Social Sciences and Education



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$7,250.00 (3,88,116) per year
Tuition Fee: (10 Units): AUD $7,250; International Student Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

To suit the client/individual


Alphacrucis College

Sydney Campus,

30 Cowper Street,


New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
Tuition Fee: (10 Units): AUD $7,250; International Student Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

11 October 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

Essential Requirements: Nil.

Recommended Requirements: For prospective students from a non-English speaking background, an IELTS Score of 5.5 (or demonstrate equivalent English proficiency) is recommended.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.