Course Description:

This course has been designed to provide students with a basic understanding of theological theories and concepts within a Christian framework. The competencies gained will enable the performance of the following functions within a Christian ministry context:

  • Identify, interpret and compare information related to core Christian beliefs.
  • Provide information related to Christian beliefs and understanding to Christian and non-Christian audiences.
  • Propose what actions are appropriate in a range of life and ministry situations based on interpretations of Christian beliefs.

Practical experience is a compulsory component of this course. Students will obtain the requisite experience through:

  • Cross-cultural mission trips.
  • Ongoing placements with local churches, Christian ministries or community service organisations.

These experiences will allow students to ground their knowledge within the context of Christian community.

Modes of delivery for this course are face-to-face class and online learning.

Instalment Plan:

11 Direct Debit Monthly Instalments


Total course duration: 52 weeks
(43 weeks study + 9 weeks course break)
Inclusive of 150 hours of work-based

Resource Fees:


Tuition Fees:


Entry Requirements:

  • Australian Year 11 (or equivalent)
  • IELTS 5.5 overall (or equivalent) with no band score less than 5.0)
  • Pre-arranged interview
  • References from the student church

Matured Aged students are assessed on case by case basis on their eligibility to enrol to the respective course based on their working experience if they do not have evidence of previous required academic qualifications.

Students will also be required to undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test at the time of enrolment and at any time if the college believes that their levels are not up to standards. Even if student has the appropriate IELTS score, they are still required to do the LLN test at time of enrolment.


Total course duration: 52 weeks
(43 weeks study + 9 weeks course break)
Inclusive of 150 hours of work-based

Course Content:

CMTTHE402 Interpret Theological Data
CMTTHE401 Interpret and discuss Christian Scripture and Theology
CMTTHE403 Compare and present information on a theological theme or issue
CMTTHE404 Compare and apply new theological insights
CMTMIN401 Explain the application of Christian ethics to contemporary life issues
CMTMIN402 Communicate Theological Information
CHCPAS001 Plan for the Provision of Pastoral and Spiritual Care
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCOM002 Use Communication to Build Relationships

Assessment Methods:

• Reports
• Interviews
• Role playing
• Case studies
• Group projects
• Observations
• Presentations
• Leadership and Management
• Work-based training

Employment Opportunities:

• Pastoral Worker
• Small Group Leader
• Church Planter
• Parish Worker
• Religious Education Instructor

Further Education:

• 10744NAT – Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology
• CHC41112 – Certificate IV in Pastoral Care
• CHC42315 Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care
• 10743NAT Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology (0101405)
• 10744NAT – Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Intake Dates 2021/22

11/10/2021 - Term 4
31/01/2022 - Term 1
25/04/2022 - Term 2
18/7/2022 - Term 3
10/10/2022 - Term 4