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What will I learn?

Preparing you for ministry in today's world, this course provides you with a thorough foundation in theology and biblical studies, shaping a Christian worldview that will directly connect to your vocation – and in addition you will find opportunities to gain the practical expertise required for ministry, and make a positive contribution to society.

You will be able to develop your writing and communication skills and be able to demonstrate an ability to apply a body of knowledge in a range of ministry contexts. This course of study draws on AC’s established expertise in the area of ministry.


This course structure is based on two semesters (each of 13 weeks duration), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

5 core subjects (50 credit points)

3 elective subjects (30 credit points)

To qualify for award of the degree of Diploma of Ministry a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 80 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.


Delivery Mode: Face-to-Face, online
Locations: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart
Duration: 1 year full-time/up to 4 years part-time
Face-to-Face Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2
Online Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 3


Knowledge: Demonstrated:

general understanding of key issues, recent scholarship and practices within chosen discipline area of ministry, consistent with a Christian worldview;

technical and theoretical understanding of research principles and methods, and knowledge of research approaches used in the discipline area of ministry.


Demonstrated ability to:

identify, analyze and synthesize theoretical knowledge in the discipline area of ministry;

examine a complex problem or management requirements using appropriate methodologies and theories from the discipline area of ministry;

analyze and synthesize ideas and theories from other disciplines related to the discipline area of ministry;

communicate effectively and creatively ideas and perspectives to peers and general audiences in diverse contexts.

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrated ability to:

articulate questions or issues and apply the knowledge and skills developed within the discipline area of ministry to develop appropriate solutions;

work independently, responsibly and with the level expected in a broad range of professional and ministry contexts;

collaborate in team projects to make a positive contribution toward social issues;

undertake self-reflection and evaluation of performance for the purpose of vocational development.


Career Opportunities Graduates of this course of study may find employment in a relevant occupational field that require skills in research and critical thinking, such as:

  • Ministry or church-based organizations
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Missions-focused organizations.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Arts, Social Sciences and Education



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$12,000.00 (US$ 8,062) per year
AUD $1,500 per subject; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

Expected August 2023


Alphacrucis College

Sydney Campus,

30 Cowper Street,


New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$12,000.00 (US$ 8,062) per year
AUD $1,500 per subject; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

Expected August 2023


AC Hobart Campus

45 Melville Street,



7000, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

Applicants admitted on the basis of their recent secondary education must demonstrate the completion of NSW Higher School Certificate (or the completion of an International Baccalaureate or the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result) for admission into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course must demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 3 Certificate III or higher by an authorized institution or registered training organization for admission into this course.

The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a complete or partially complete higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 5 Higher Education Diploma (or higher) by an authorized institution for admission into this course.

Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 5.5 (with no score below 5.0 in any of the four skills areas).

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


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