Hope College - Gold Coast Bible College

10433NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology – Distance Education

BIBLE COLLEGE

HOPE COLLEGE

10433NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

Are you looking for a Bible College course that will provide you with the basic in Bible and ministry? This Bible College course covers the broad range of Bible topics that will stretch and grow your faith and trust in God. With practical hands-on experience this award prepares Christians for effective ministry and ACC leaders for credentials. Join Bible College today.

ENTRY CRITERIA

10433NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology.
Applicants must be actively involved in a Christian church and be able to read and write English to a sufficient standard to work with the supplied course materials (samples of course materials are available for review).

WORK-BASED TRAINING (WBT)
In addition to study time students are required to complete 240 hours of volunteer work within their local church, where they can gain skills and experience in serving others. Experience can be gained serving in a ministry team such as hospitality, music, children, or administration. This volunteer work is called “Work-Based Training”.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
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 Kit.

APPLICATION PROCESS
All applicants must:
• Complete a Student Application Form
• Pay $150 Application Fee
• Read the Student Handbook
• Obtain a reference from their Pastor (Pastoral Reference Form available form website)
• Write a short essay giving their reasons for studying this course
• Complete Work-Based Training Agreement and Training Plan
All forms can be downloaded from www.hopecollege.com

ASSESSMENT
Assessment tasks include: questions, case scenarios, research, portfolios and workplace competency. Upon successful completion of the course requirements you will be awarded a 10433NAT Certificate IV 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.

BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES
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.

COURSE FEES
Course fees total $2,310 which includes $150 non-refundable application fee. Paid in 12 instalments of $180 paid, in advance, for each subject.

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

ONGOING EDUCATION OPTIONS
Completion of this course is a prerequisite for entry into the 10445NAT Diploma Ministry (Christian Studies) and subsequent Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology, and will provide partial Direct Credit Transfer into the following: CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work and a range of other nationally recognised qualifications.
CENTRELINK STUDY ALLOWANCE
This course is Centrelink approved. You may qualify for Austudy, Youth Allowance, Abstudy or PES. For information on your eligibility, contact Centrelink http://www.centrelink.gov.au

WORK LOAD
Full time: 12 subjects plus 240 hours work-based training
must be completed in 1 year (1 subject per month)

Part time: 12 subjects plus 240 hours work-based training
must be completed in 2 years (1 subject bi-monthly)

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