10743NAT Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology – Distance Education
Ever considered Bible College? Do you want your faith? What about developing leadership skills? Do you want to equip people to know what they believe, why they believe it, how to defend it, and how to share it? It’s time to join Bible College. You can start your studies at Bible College today!
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.
Theological Foundations, Communicating in Ministry, Interpreting the Bible, The Life and Work of Jesus, Old Testament Themes, Hebrews, Spirit Filled Living, Sharing your Faith, Biblical Leadership, New Testament Themes, Ephesians, Revival History, Team Ministry, Character of God, Genesis, The Acts of the Apostles, Responding to World Beliefs Responding to Pastoral Care Issues, Developing a Biblical Worldview, Romans, Defending Your Faith, Disciplines for Godliness, Supporting People in Grief and Loss, 1 Corinthians
ENTRY CRITERIA FOR 10743NAT Diploma of 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) and have completed Year 12 or equivalent or mature age entry
WORK-BASED TRAINING (WBT)
In addition to study time students are required to complete 480 hours of volunteer work within your local church, where you 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 (RPL)
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.
RTO’S OBLIGATION TO RECOGNISE – Direct Credit Transfer (DCT)
Hope College recognises and accepts Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation (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. 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 DCT.
All applicants must:
- Complete a Student Application Form
- Provide a USI number
- Pay $150 non-refundable application fee
- Read the Student Handbook and sign the Student Handbook Declaration Slip
- Obtain a reference from your local church pastor (Pastoral Reference Form available from
- 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 10743NAT Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology. Participants, who exit the course without completing all requirements including 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 total $5,190, which includes a $150 non-refundable application fee. The course is prepaid in 24 instalments of $210 for each subject.
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 10744NAT Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology, and will provide partial Direct Credit Transfer into a Diploma of Community Services Work and a range of other nationally recognised qualifications.
Full Time: 24 subjects plus 480 hours of work-based training must be completed in 2 years (1 subject per month)
Part Time: 24 subjects plus 480 hours of work-based training must be completed in 4 years (1 subject bi-monthly)