Study Your Way

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Face to Face

Studying face to face at our Newtown campus is the best way to get the most out of your College experience! Our full-time students attend class every Monday and Tuesday, completing eight units (subjects) over two thirteen-week semesters. If you think you’ll need greater flexibility, both our diploma and advanced diploma courses can be completed part-time. You can study as many (or as few) subjects as you like, and complete the award at your own pace. If you chose to study part-time, you only attend the lectures and tutorials for the subject(s) you are enrolled in.

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Youthworks-MTS Pathway

Many churches are big fans of the Ministry Training Strategy (MTS)
– and so are we!

In fact, we're such big fans we sat down with MTS and figured out a way for you to complete an MTS Apprenticeship and, at the same time, gain an Advanced Diploma of Theology!

Studying via the Youthworks-MTS pathway allows you to complete both programs in the same time it would take you to do either individually, and if you want to pursue further study – the Advanced Diploma provides a pathway straight into second year at Moore College or SMBC, accelerating your path to ministry leadership!

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Study Online

Whatever the reason – whether you live far away, have to work or raise children during the day – if you’d like to study at Youthworks College but can’t make it to class, we can help!

The Timothy Partnership is the name we give our online study program. We offer both the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Theology or Ministry online. This means you can fit study around your commitments as you grow in your understanding of the Bible and sharpen your ministry skills with specially prepared audio and written content, and interact with fellow students and expert tutors online. With no time limit on completing the diplomas, you can study as many (or as few) subjects as you like, and complete the award at your own pace.

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Short Courses

If you’re looking for something to help you grow in your understanding of God, the Bible and Christian beliefs but don’t want to do a diploma, then our Certificate of Theology is for you. You can do a different subject each term giving you foundations in the Bible and Christian beliefs, as well as practical ministry.

Courses

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Diploma

The Diploma of Theology or Diploma of Ministry will give you a rigorous introduction to theology, biblical exegesis and church history. Both of these diplomas equip students with the specialised skills and knowledge they’ll need for effective ministry to youth and children.

If you want to study full-time, you will complete one of these diplomas.

These courses are accredited by the Australian College of Theology

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Advanced Diploma

If you’re seeking Anglican ordination* or looking to extend your theological foundations in order to prepare for long-term leadership in youth or children’s ministry in a local church, you should complete an Advanced Diploma of Theology

*Students seeking Anglican ordination are required to complete an Advanced Diploma of Theology

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology

 

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Certificate in Theology

The Certificate in Theology is a short course that can be completed with one subject each term. This course provides students with a great introduction to theological study. You will complete foundational units in the Bible and Christian belief, as well as additional units in practical ministry.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology

 

Fees

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Youthworks College is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (ACT). The tuition fees are set by the ACT on an annual basis. More information about tuition fees is available here.

Certificate

$350*
  • Other Non-Tuition Fees:
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Diploma (12 Units)

$2,000*
  • Other Non-Tuition Fees:
  • Meals (per semester) – $220
  • Morning Teas (per semester) – $50
  • Meals & Morning Teas (per semester) – $260
  • Tour – $700
  • Mission (Year 2 and/or Year 3) – $1,100
  • Non-academic program expenses – $50
FEE-HELP APPROVED

Advanced Diploma (16 Units)

$2,280*
  • Other Non-Tuition Fees:
  • Meals (per semester) – $220
  • Morning Teas (per semester) – $50
  • Meals & Morning Teas (per semester) – $260
  • Tour – $700
  • Mission (Year 2 and/or Year 3) – $1,100
  • Non-academic program expenses – $50
FEE-HELP APPROVED

*Fee per unit (domestic students)

 

Financial Assistance

FEE-HELP: If you are an Australian citizen and are intending to complete the whole diploma program (either full-time or part-time), you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is an interest-free loan from the Australian Government to assist students to pay all or part of their tuition fees. You will later repay this loan once your income exceeds a certain threshold. For more information on FEE-HELP and how to apply, please click here.

Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY: Youthworks College is registered with Centrelink as a higher education provider, meaning eligible students can apply for Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY and/or ABSTUDY. For more information on Centrelink and how to apply please click here.

Student Remuneration: Please click here for the current Anglican Diocese of Sydney’s minimum stipend for ministry trainees studying for a Diploma. This also contains stipend information for paid youth and children’s ministers.

Churches and students should also be aware that the Fringe Benefits Tax act allows for exempt benefits to be paid to a ‘student at an institution who is undertaking a course of instruction in the duties of a minister of religion.’ The Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney has determined that for students who hold the Archbishop’s licence and are working two or three days in a parish with teaching and pastoral responsibilities of a similar nature to those that would be expected of an assistant or lay minister, it would be reasonable for the parish to consider the payment of college fees (tuition, boarding etc) on behalf of that student minister as an exempt benefit.

The bill for students' sundry expenses can be sent directly to your church. Please contact the College office on (02) 8093 3400 for more information or to make arrangements.

Students participating in the Youthworks-MTS Pathway may also receive additional financial assistance in the form of Government assistance and other sources through their involvement with the scheme.

Online Fees

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Youthworks College is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (ACT). The tuition fees are set by the ACT on an annual basis. More information about tuition fees is available here.

 

Online Diploma and Advanced Diploma Units

$2,280
FEE-HELP APPROVED
 

 Financial Assistance

FEE-HELP:
Students who are Australian Citizens and who are intending to complete the whole Diploma program (either full time or part time) can pay ACT tuition fees through a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Federal Government. FEE-HELP is a Government loan that pays for the course fees, and is repaid later through the taxation system when the student earns above a certain amount. Students may apply for a FEE-HELP loan of any amount up to the full tuition fees for their course (the total amount owed to the government will include a 25% administration fee).

Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY:
Full Time study or equivalent (75% load equalling 3 units a semester) – is required to access Centrelink benefits.

Students enrolling in 3 or more units of the diploma in theology are able to apply to Centrelink for Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance. Youthworks College (through the Australian College of Theology) is registered with Centrelink as a provider of higher education (YWC Institution code (for YWC units) is 2P488; Christ College Institution code (for Christ College units) is 2P004). Students who qualify are able to apply for Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance.

For more information about entitlements and eligibility please visit studyassist.gov.au