Study Graduate Diploma in Ministry by distance education through Hope College Australia

10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry & Theology – Distance Education

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10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry & Theology – Distance Education

This award is for those who may have studied secular awards at a University or College. This course will take you directly into biblical theology and ministry and it will grow your faith and trust in God.

The award provides the opportunity for students with previous studies at Advanced Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree level or equivalent in (other than) ministry or theological studies to expand their theological and practical skills.

Is it time to grow your faith? is it time to study again? We are to serve God with our hearts, minds, and hands. Apply today – online!

COURSE DETAILS 

10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology is a 12 Months full-time course.

Do you already hold an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in any field of study? Then these courses are for you. The innovative 10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology provide studies in the Bible, theology, and ministry at a vocational graduate level for the professional who has a call to ministry in the commercial marketplace or for those wanting to fulfill their calling in ministry.

Graduates who complete this course can be employed in leadership positions in (para) church organizations and the wider society. Such positions have included pastors, missionaries, and chaplains.

The 10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology may allow the person with an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor’s degree to gain entry into many ministry-related Master’s degrees.

10746NAT GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY AND THEOLOGY – SUBJECTS *
Pentateuch and Historical Books
The Bible and God
Interpersonal Ministry
Wisdom Literature, Major Prophets
and Minor Prophets
Humanity and Sin
Spiritual Leadership Formation

* Plus more

ENTRY CRITERIA 

10745NAT Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology

Applicants must be actively involved in a leadership role within a Christian church and have completed a 10744NAT Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology or equivalent, or recognised Australian undergraduate degree or higher, or equivalent overseas qualification.

WORK-BASED TRAINING
10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology
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”.

10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology students are expected to minister in a leadership role within their local church, where they are required to develop others.

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • 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 Plan

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

or

Online application is available now!

ASSESSMENT

Assessment tasks include questions, case scenarios, research, portfolios, and workplace competency. Upon successful
completion of the course requirements you will be awarded a  10746NAT Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology.

Participants who exit the course without completing all requirements will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for those units in
which they have demonstrated competency.

TEXTBOOKS
In addition to course fees, students are required to purchase and read the following prescribed textbooks:
Barker, Kenneth, and Kohlenberger, John R III (2004) The Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2 Volume Set). Grand Rapids: Zondervan
Williams, J Rodman (1996) Renewal Theology: Systematic Theology From a Charismatic Perspective (3 Volumes in 1) Grand Rapids: Zondervan. The college will also email students various reading from various authors (limited to 10% due to copyright rules).

Free online library

BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES

To complete this course you will need a Study Bible (e.g. 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.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Training support is provided by Hope College staff via phone, email and/or internet.

ONGOING EDUCATION OPTIONS

Completion of these courses can provide partial articulation into a Masters of Ministry or equivalent.

WORK LOAD

10746NAT Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology

Full time:

8 subjects plus 240 hours work-based training must be completed in 1 year (1 subject every one and a half months)

Part Time:

8 subjects plus 240 hours work-based training must be completed in 2 years (1 subject every 3 months)