Advanced Diplomas of Theology/Ministry
The Advanced Diploma of Theology/Ministry programs extend the opportunity for students to reflect on the theological foundations for ministry among children and young people. Having completed the 16 units for the Diploma of Theology / Diploma of Ministry program, Advanced Diploma students go on to complete an additional four units at degree level either over one extra year of study, or part time over a number of years.
The Advanced Diploma programs provide specialised training to prepare students for employment in full time leadership ministry among children and young people.
Students seeking ordination as Children’s or Youth Ministers in the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney complete the Advanced Diploma of Ministry with certain essential requirements before their ordination.
Advanced Diploma of Ministry Course Requirements
In order to satisfy the requirements of the Advanced Diploma of Ministry, students must complete PC249 Guided Spiritual Formation in their Diploma program, must have at least four other units in the fields of Ministry and Practice (EM, DM, PC) and complete at least four units at 300-400 level.
Advanced Diploma of Theology Course Requirements
In order to satisfy the requirements of the Advanced Diploma of Theology, students must complete two units each of Old Testament Introduction, New Testament Introduction, Church History and Theology, and one unit each in Old Testament and New Testament exegesis in their Diploma program. An additional four units must be completed at 300-400 level.
The 300-400 level units required for the Advanced Diploma of Theology can be chosen from any of the options listed below. For details of when each unit is offered, see the current timetable.
LA004a New Testament Greek A
LA004b New Testament Greek B
xx490 Special Interest Project
OT420 The Pentateuch: Genesis and Deuteronomy
OT426 The Psalter
NT422 The Epistle to the Hebrews
NT424 The Fourth Gospel
NT427 New Testament Apocalyptic (Revelation)
NT439 Romans (in Greek)
PC435 Principles of Leadership and Management
DM310 Foundations for Youth Ministry
DM411 Youth in the Churches
DM315* Foundations for Young Adults’ Ministry
DM320 Introduction to Church-based Children’s Ministry
DM331 Family Ministry
YWP33 Sydney Anglican Youth and Children’s Ministry
*pending approval from the ACT to teach theis units at 300-400 level
Advanced Diploma students are required to work in regular Christian ministry with children or young people in a recognised ministry placement. Any changes to a student's ministry placement following their Diploma course must be confirmed by the College before the commencement of study using the Ministry Placement Confirmation Form.