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10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology – Distance Education



10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

Are you looking for a Bible College course that will provide you with the basics 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 A.C.C. leaders for credentials.

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10742NAT 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.


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 on a ministry team such as hospitality, music, children, or administration.

This volunteer work is called W.B.T. – “Work-Based Training”.


Recognition of prior learning (R.P.L.) 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 R.P.L. Kit.

R.T.O’S OBLIGATION TO RECOGNISE – Direct Credit Transfer (D.C.T)

Hope College recognises and accepts Australian Qualifications Framework (A.Q.F) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Direct Credit Transfer (D.C.T) will be given to any student who has successfully completed units in any of our accredited courses with another R.T.O. 

Students must produce a certified copy of their Record of Results/Statement of Attainment for our records prior to the commencement of studies.

There is no fee for D.C.T.

All applicants must:

  • Complete a Student Application Form
  • Provide a USI number
  • Pay $ 150 non-refundable application fee (per course)
  • Read the Student Handbook and sign the Student Handbook Declaration Slip
  • Obtain a reference from your local church pastor (Pastoral Reference Form available from Hope College website)
  • Write a short essay giving your reasons for studying this course
  • Complete Work-Based Training Agreement and Training Plan

All forms can be downloaded from https://hopecollege.com


Online application is available now!


Assessment tasks include questions, case scenarios, research, portfolios, and workplace competency.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you will be awarded a 10742NAT 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.


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:

  • 10743NAT Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology and
  • 10744NAT 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.


This course is Centrelink approved.  You may qualify for Austudy, Youth Allowance, Abstudy or PES. 

For information on your eligibility, contact Centrelink  https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/centrelink


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)