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10744NAT Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology – On Campus



10744NAT  Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology – On Campus

This is a two-year course where God comes first and where you can learn in-depth Bible study, high-level communication skills plus leadership training. Bible College training for today’s ministry and leadership.


This course is designed to equip those who are preparing for mission placement, church planting, ministry in the local church, and continued growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Students can expect to graduate from this course with a thorough knowledge of the Bible and valuable practical skills for ministry both formally and informally.

Subjects may Include:  James, Prayer Skills, Equip Others for Spiritual Growth, 1 & 2 Timothy, Community Impact, 1-3 John, Develop Leadership Skills, Kingdom Living, Respond to Pastoral Care Issues, Spiritual Warfare, Diving Healing, 1 & 2 Peter plus others

ENTRY CRITERIA 10744NAT Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Applicants must be at least 18 years old (international students only applicable) and actively involved in a Christian church and have completed a 10743NAT Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology or equivalent.


In addition to study time students are required to complete 240 hours of volunteer work within their local church. This volunteer work is called WBT- “Work-Based Training”. 10744NAT Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology students are expected to minister in some form of a leadership role within their local church or ministry where they are also required to develop others.


Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process where students may be granted credit towards a qualification in recognition of their prior skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. The process requires students to gather evidence of their skills.  Fees apply.  Ask Hope College for an RPL application form.


All applicants must:

  • Complete the online Student Application Form
  • Pay $150 Application Fee
  • Download and Read the Student Handbook
  • Get your Pastor to complete the online reference form
  • Write a short essay giving their reasons for studying this course
  • Complete Work-Based Training Agreement and Training Plan
  • A Copy of Current Passport (international students only applicable)


Assessment tasks include questions,  case scenarios,  research, portfolios, and workplace competency. Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you will be awarded a 10744NAT Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology. Participants who exit the course without completing all requirements and work-based training hours will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for those units in which they have demonstrated competency.


To complete this course you will need a Study Bible (eg. NIV Study Bible, Life Application Study  Bible) and access to a Bible Concordance, Bible Dictionary and Bible Commentary which can be purchased or accessed via the internet.


Training support is provided by Hope College staff via phone, email and/or internet for the duration of the course.


Completion of this course is a prerequisite for entry into the 10745NAT Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology and will provide partial Direct Credit Transfer into a range of other nationally recognized qualifications.


Full time: 24 subjects plus 480 hours work-based training must be completed in 2 year (1 subject per month)

Part-time: 24 subjects plus 480 hours work-based training must be completed in 4 years (1 subject bi-monthly)

You can download and study the Certificate IV in Christian Ministry Dismiss