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Diploma of Ministry

The Diploma of Ministry is designed to be very practical and experience-based. The emphasis is on giving students a hands-on learning experience that is grounded in their ministry context.

To complete the diploma 12 units are to be completed over 1.5 years full time or up to 5 years part time.

There are 8 core units plus 4 electives.

There is great flexibility in the program centred on four themes: the Bible story, the life of Jesus, personal formation and hands-on ministry experiences.

The diploma is an ideal starting point for those students seeking an entry level ministry training option.

ACOM supplements accredited training resources with a supportive digital learning environment including:

/ Online learning management system

/ Online library

/ Grammarly writing support

/ Collaborate video conferencing

/ Dedicated student support

A completed Diploma can be used as 8 units credit toward a Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Ministry.


What are the Entry Requirements for the Diploma?

The Diploma is suitable for:

/ those who have completed high school (year 12 or equivalent)

/ those who are mature age (20+ years)

/ those who have demonstrated an ability to complete previous Certificate IV or Diploma Level 5 units of study

/ Students may apply for up to six units of academic credit into the Diploma of Ministry for previous certificate or diploma study in Christian Ministry and Theology.


What is the Cost of the New Diploma?

The cost per unit in 2016 and 2017 is $1,390.00.

Note: Spiritual Formation unit cost is $1,890.00.

Eligible students can access FEE Help to pay for their unit fees.

Eligible students studying full time may apply for Youth Allowance, Austudy, or ABSTUDY.