Undergraduate Certificate in Ministry

The Undergraduate Certificate in Ministry course provides students with the opportunity to study for ministry at an introductory level enabling them to gain the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities required to commence serving in a ministry context.

This Undergraduate Certificate will enable students to move toward employment within a church or a parachurch setting within a ministry context. The award is designed to give a basic introduction to Bible, Theology, and Ministry practice, to enable the students to serve within their field of choice, including the areas of youth and children’s ministry, mission, social and pastoral care, preaching and teaching or church ministry setting.


One trimester full-time or part time equivalent


4 subjects


Available online


FEE-HELP eligible


This course is not available to International Students

Modes of Delivery


Entry Requirements
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 Higher School Certificate or its equivalent.
  • Mature age and special entry requirements are available for those who have reached the age of 21 and can show evidence of being able to successfully study at this level (i.e. English proficiency evidence of 5.5 IELTS).
Course Load
  • One trimester full-time or part time equivalent
  • Generally 6 hours per week per subject is required to do well, which includes lectures, readings and assignments.
Suggested Subjects


Old Testament Introduction

New Testament Introduction

Biblical Interpretation: Theory and Practice

Introduction to the Bible


Introduction to Christian Theology

Christian History

Contextual Theology

The Nature and Mission of the Church


Spiritual Foundations

Global Missions

Contextual Ministry

The Art of Preaching

Pastoral Care

Evangelism: Methods and Message

Ministry Practicum


Critical Thinking and Writing Skills