Associate Degree of Ministry

An Associate Degree of Ministry equips students for engagement as ministers and workers in churches and other Christian ministries. Providing a firm grounding in Biblical studies with solid theological applications, this course propels a finely tuned understanding and interpretation of the Scriptures into relevant ministry impact.



Four trimesters full-time, or part-time equivalent


Study ministry, theology and counselling


16 subjects


Focuses on skills and theory


Available online or in-class


FEE-HELP eligible


Not available to international students

The Associate Degree of Minstry is for students looking to gain skills to help equip them for ministry and serving their church more effectively.

Modes of Delivery

In-class, virtual or online

Entry Requirements
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 Higher School Certificate or its equivalent.
  • Mature age (aged 20 and over) entry into undergraduate courses.
  • Portfolio entry is open to school leavers. Portfolio entry is ideal if you are a:
      • school leaver who is not eligible for an ATAR
      • non-school leaver electing portfolio entry or who did not qualify through another pathway.
Course Load
  • 4 trimesters full-time, or part-time equivalent
  • Must be completed within 6 years
  • Generally 9 hours per week per subject is required to do well, which includes lectures, readings and assignments.
Suggested Subject Progression

Critical Thinking and Writing Skills
Old Testament Introduction
New Testament Introduction
Introduction to Christian Theology
Biblical Interp.: Theory and Practice
Spiritual Foundations for Christian Life
Christian History
Global Missions
Christian History

Christian Ethics: Issues and Options
The Nature and Mission of the Church
Jesus Christ: His Person and Work
Counselling Skills 1
Pastoral Care
The Art of Preaching
Character of the Christian Leader
Evangelism: Methods and Message