Advanced Diploma of Ministry (AdvDipMin)

The Advanced Diploma of Ministry requires 64 credit points (16 units) for completion, including at least 16 credit points (4 units) at advanced level (indicated by unit codes beginning with 300 or 400). The course duration is 2 years full time, or can be completed over several years part time.

The Advanced Diploma of Ministry will require specialisation in disciplines by which knowledge of God is applied to guide Christian practice in the three areas of the field of Ministry and Practice:

  • Evangelism & Missiology (EM)

  • Pastoral & Church Focused Ministry (PC)

  • Developmental Ministry (DM)

The course will integrate studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience and include supervised practice based learning where appropriate.

Through elective units students can:

  • Develop particular ministry skills in the three areas of the field of Ministry & Practice

  • Develop foundational understanding in the Bible and Christian Thought & History (LA, OT, NT, BB, TH, CH, PE)

To receive the Advanced Diploma of Theology students complete:

Old Testament Core

OT201 – Old Testament Foundations
OT202 – Old Testament Prophets and Writings


OT240 – Old Testament Overview

New Testament Core

NT201 – Jesus and the Gospels
NT202 – The Early New Testament Church


NT240 – New Testament Overview

One unit of Old Testament Biblical Exegesis

OT205 – Genesis, Deuteronomy, Samuel

One unit of New Testament Biblical Exegesis

NT205/424 – John


NT207/427 –Revelation

Two units of Theology

TH210 – The Doctrine of God and the Person and Work of Christ

TH211 – The Holy Spirit, Grace and Hope

Two units of Christian History

CH201 – Christianity in History to 1550
CH202 – Christianity in History from 1550

Ministry and Practice Electives

6 to 8 ministry and practice elective units (depending on your selection of New and Old Testament core units)

DM204/404 – Christian Education in Practice

DM214 – Chaplaincy in Educational Settings

DM210/310 – Foundations in Youth Ministry

DM220/320 – Introduction to Church-based Children’s Ministry

DM215/315 – Foundations in Young Adult Ministry

EM223/324 – Foundations for Evangelism

PC201/301 – Ministry Formation

PC203/403 – Pastoral Skills & Methods

PC235 – Principles of Leadership & Management

PC247/447 – Introductory Preaching