10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology (non-current)

Do you want to grow your faith? Do you have theological questions? Do you want to serve God? We all need a strong foundation, and this course will do exactly that.

This is a great place to start your exciting journey of knowing God and developing your ministry skills and gifts for the glory of God. Students can expect to learn from hands-on experience.

This qualification also prepares Christians for effective ministry within their local church, community, and professional marketplace. Some denominations require a Certificate IV for ordination as a Pastor.

Christian Ministry Students

Course Details

DELIVERY MODE: Distance

DURATION: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

INTAKE: Bi-Monthly

FEES: Please see Schedule of Fees

Course Structure

The following units of competency are delivered within twelve theology and ministry subjects:

  • BSBCMM411 Make Presentations
  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
  • CMTTHE401 Interpret and discuss Christian Scripture and theology
  • CMTTHE402 Interpret theological data
  • CMTTHE403 Compare and present information on a theological them or issue
  • CMTTHE404 Compare and apply new theological insights
  • CMTMIN401 Explain the application of Christian ethics to contemporary life issues
  • MSMSUP106 Work in a team
  • CMTMIN402 Communicate theological information

Subjects

  • Theological Foundations
  • The Life and Work of Jesus
  • Spirit Filled Living
  • New Testament Themes
  • Team Ministry
  • Developing a Biblical Worldview
  • Disciplines for Godliness
  • Communicating in Ministry
  • Old Testament Themes
  • Sharing your Faith
  • Ephesians

WORK-BASED TRAINING (WBT)

Work-Based Training (WBT) is volunteer on the job training. It is an important component of your course as it gives you the opportunity to put into practice in your ministry/work environment the skills and knowledge you are learning throughout your course.

Work-Based Training must be completed within the context of your local church.

Examples of ministry contexts could include (but is not limited to): youth, children, women, men, service, hospitality, music, small group, community, media, or pastoral care ministries.

More information regarding the responsibilities and requirements of WBT are outlined in the WBT Roles & Responsibilities, WBT Agreement and the WBT Training Plan which are part of your enrolment package.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to enroll an applicant must be:

  • 18 years or over
  • a person who is actively involved in a Christian Church
  • able to read and write English to a sufficient standard to work with the supplied course materials
  • an Australian domestic student

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applicants must:

  • Complete an Application Form
  • Provide a USI number
  • Pay $ 150 non-refundable application fee (per course)
  • Read and sign the Student Handbook
  • Write a short essay giving your reasons for studying this course
  • Complete a Pastoral reference form (Pastoral Reference Form should be completed by the applicants local Pastor)
  • Complete and sign the Work-Based Training Agreement and Training Plan

NB: RPL: Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is all about the skills and knowledge you've collected through work and life experiences and then transferring them to current training course requirements. We assess evidence you provide of your competency to determine if you meet the required standards that may used to award credits towards a qualification. You will find more information about RPL in the student handbook

Credit Transfer: Hope College recognises and accepts Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTO. Direct Credit Transfer (DCT) will be given to any student who has successfully completed units in any of our accredited courses with another RTO. Prior to the commencement of studies students must produce a copy of their Record of Results/Statement of Attainment or give the Student Services account permission for Hope College to view their USI transcript online.

Course Structure

The following units of competency are delivered within twenty-four theology and ministry subjects:

  • CMTMIN502 Present theological beliefs and their implications
  • CMTTHE504 Analyse and apply new theological insights
  • CMTTHE501 Analyse and interpret Christian Scripture and Theology
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • CMTMIN501 Facilitate personal or social change through the application of theological ideas
  • CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
  • CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
  • CMTTHE503 Research and analyse information within a theological theme or issue
  • CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
  • CMTTHE502 Utilise the analysis of theological data

Subjects

  • Theological Foundations
  • The Life and Work of Jesus
  • Spirit Filled Living
  • New Testament Themes
  • Team Ministry
  • The Acts of the Apostles
  • Developing a Biblical Worldview
  • Disciplines for Godliness
  • Communicating in Ministry
  • Old Testament Themes
  • Sharing your Faith
  • Ephesians
  • Character of God
  • Responding to World Beliefs
  • Romans
  • Supporting People in Grief and Loss
  • Interpreting the Bible
  • Hebrews
  • Biblical Leadership
  • Revival History
  • Genesis
  • Responding to Pastoral Care issues
  • Defending Your Faith
  • 1 Corinthians

WORK-BASED TRAINING (WBT)

Work-Based Training (WBT) is volunteer on the job training. It is an important component of your course as it gives you the opportunity to put into practice in your ministry/work environment the skills and knowledge you are learning throughout your course.

Work-Based Training must be completed within the context of your local church.

Examples of ministry contexts could include (but is not limited to): youth, children, women, men, service, hospitality, music, small group, community, media, or pastoral care ministries.

More information regarding the responsibilities and requirements of WBT are outlined in the WBT Roles & Responsibilities, WBT Agreement and the WBT Training Plan which are part of your enrolment package.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to enroll an applicant must be:

  • 18 years or over
  • a person who is actively involved in a Christian Church
  • able to read and write English to a sufficient standard to work with the supplied course materials.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applicants must:

  • Complete an Application Form
  • Provide a USI number
  • Pay $ 150 non-refundable application fee (per course)
  • Read and sign the Student Handbook
  • Write a short essay giving your reasons for studying this course
  • Complete a Pastoral reference form (Pastoral Reference Form should be completed by the applicants local Pastor)
  • Complete and sign the Work-Based Training Agreement and Training Plan

NB: RPL: Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is all about the skills and knowledge you've collected through work and life experiences and then transferring them to current training course requirements. We assess evidence you provide of your competency to determine if you meet the required standards that may used to award credits towards a qualification. You will find more information about RPL in the student handbook

Credit Transfer: Hope College recognises and accepts Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTO. Direct Credit Transfer (DCT) will be given to any student who has successfully completed units in any of our accredited courses with another RTO. Prior to the commencement of studies students must produce a copy of their Record of Results/Statement of Attainment or give the Student Services account permission for Hope College to view their USI transcript online.

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