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ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF MINISTRY

FOUNDATIONAL THEOLOGICAL STUDY WITH A SPECIALISATION IN CHRISTIAN PRACTICE

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Course description

The Associate Degree in Ministry grounds students in foundational theological disciplines and provides an opportunity for advanced level study of more specific unit areas within their chosen fields of study. 

The two-year Associate Degree of Ministry requires students to satisfactorily complete foundational Bible & Christian Thought unit, before specialising in disciplines wherein the knowledge of God is applied to Christian practice in at least two fields within the following areas: Evangelism and Mission (EM), Pastoral and Church Focused Ministry (PC), and Developmental Ministry (DM).

Entry Requirements

Open to persons who have achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of no less than 65 or equivalent; or successful completion of a qualification at AQF level 5 or above; or by demonstrated academic suitability for the course. 

Study Pathways

This course provides a smooth pathway from a two-year course to a bachelor degree, should a student wish to articulate.

Career Options

The course provides foundational knowledge and skills appropriate to Christian ministry, but not to the depth required for leaders and teachers in congregations, for which vocations the Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry, the Master of Ministry, and the Master of Divinity have been devised.

Credit Points

16 units (192 credit points) at AQF level 5 and above, including at least 4 units (48 credit points) at level 6 or above.

Course Duration

Minimum 2 years, maximum 6 years.

Study Modes

Units are available both on-campus and online.

Course Structure

ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF MINISTRY
CODE DESCRIPTION CP
OT001 & OT002 Old Testament Introduction 24
NT001 & NT002 New Testament Introduction 24
CH/TH/PE Christian Thought 24
OT/NT     Biblical Exegesis Units 24
EM/PC/DM Ministry & Practice 48*
Any AQF level 5 or above    Electives fron any field 48

16 units (192 credit points) at AQF level 5 and above, *including at least 4 units (48 credit points) at level 6 or above.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.        

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