Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Diploma  Vision CollegesPre-requisite: Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

The Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology builds on and further develops the knowledge and skills gained in the Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology.  It is the prerequisite for those who wish to go on to the Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology.

The Diploma will best suit you if:

  • You are looking for a broad range of challenging, faith building, and biblically based studies.
  • You are already involved either in ministry or some form of Christian work and service.
  • You wish to enter into a deeper level of study to serve Christ and the church.
  • You are a ministry intern or trainee pastor and are looking for a flexible option for continuing study.
  • You wish to go on to the Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry.
  • You are seeking Practical Ministry Skills Development.
  • Is a requirement for Pastoral Credentials in many denominations

The student’s practical work is appropriate for someone who is actively involved in a leadership or oversight position in the ministry whilst under a senior minister’s oversight.

The Diploma of Christian Ministry And Theology attracts Austudy, AbStudy or Youth Allowance for eligible Australian students. 

The course can be completed in one year as a Distance Education study program, the time frame is a guide only and dependent upon the student's own capacity and the circumstances relating to his or her study. 

Upon completion of this qualification, learners should have acquired the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to serve effectively as workers and pastors, missionaries in churches, parishes, para-church organisations, missionary organisations, and in religious education. Students will learn to apply biblical principles to their daily life and understand how to explain and share those principles with others.

The course includes a broad range of challenging, faith building, and biblically based studies relevant for personal, pastoral, church and community life. Students will learn to apply biblical principles to their daily lives, and how to explain and share those Christian truths with others.


Subjects and Study Streams

The student is required to complete a minimum of 10 units as follows −

  • 6 Units of Biblical Theology, identified as “CMT” units
  • 4 Practical Ministry Skills units

Biblical Theology Subjects


Practical Ministry Subjects

To develop practical skills the student will be involved in a local church or community-based program under qualified leadership and document the work experience as required for each unit. Each practical unit is strengthened with a subject from Vision as listed.


Recognition Given To The Diploma

Upon completion, learners should have acquired the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to serve effectively as workers and pastors, missionaries in churches, parishes, para-church organisations, missionary organisations, and in religious education.

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