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Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Pre-requisites: Certificate IV in Christian Ministry. The Diploma of Christian Ministry builds on Certificate IV and is the pre-requisite for those who wish to go on to the Advanced Diploma.  Vision International College's program is an ideal and flexible option for continuing study ministry interns or trainee pastors.

This programme is ideally suited to those already involved either in ministry or some form of Christian work and service, and for those who wish to enter into a deeper level of study to serve Christ and the church. This programme attracts Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance for eligible Australian students.

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. 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.

The student is required to complete a minimum of 10 units, which include being involved in the development of practical skills within their local church or with a community based organization. The student will complete the units as indicated below −

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

VIC has nominated the subjects for the “CMT” units and for the Practical Ministry Skills units; however, students may request alternative subjects if they are appropriate. The decision of the Principal on the substitution request is final.

Biblical Theology

CM13A The Blood Covenant of God
CM14A Principles of Praise and Worship
CM15A 1st Corinthians
CM16A The Church
CM17A Gods Provision For Healing
CM18A Understnding your Bible
PC300 Practical Skill Development

The Student will complete four (4) subjects listed below, each practical unit is strengthened with a subject from Vision as listed.  To develop practical skills the student will be involved in a local church or community-based programme in co-operation with qualified leadership and document the work experience as required in each unit.

         Practical Skill Development                                        Required Vision Subject
1. Administration in the local Church, 32 hours..........Biblical Management Principles
2. Christian Communications II, 60 hours..................Christian Counselling: On Belay
3. Networking for ministry, 56 hours.............................Leaven Like Evangelism
4. Safety in Ministry, 50 hours.........................................Safety in Ministry

The minimal number of practical units to be undertaken for this award is 4 and the minimal nominal hours for the practicum must not be less than 190 hours regardless of the units selected.

Alternative Practical skill options may be available on request from Vision International College.

Fee and charges: Accredited Fees

Enrol Today:  download our application form:  Vision International College Application Form

See our other study options 

Undergraduate Studies

Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology

Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Post  Graduate

Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology

Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology




The vision of Vision

Rev. Dr. Ken Chant
shares his vision
of this ministry

Address Details

Postal Address details
PO Box 84
Macquarie Fields NSW 2564

3/10 Redfern Road
Minto NSW 2566

Ph. (61) 02 9603 2077
Fx. (61) 02 9603 3277