Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry

Summary information

Course title

Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry






  • Catherine Booth College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Trinity College Theological School
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students


AQF level

Level 6 – Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree

Study mode

  • Some units online
  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


Two years full-time or up to eight years part-time.

Cost of study

The AdvDipTheolMin requires completion of 16 standard undergraduate units. Fees for 2017 are $1470 per unit or $11760 for a full-time year (8 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry builds on the Diploma in Theology by enabling students to deepen their understanding of the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History and in Ministry.  This is extended by further study in those disciplines and in the area of practical ministry studies.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry

  1. have significant foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts.
  2. have skills to articulate and reflect upon foundational theological, scriptural knowledge and apply this to ministry practice.
  3. have strong analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments, especially in relation to ministry tasks or worldview perspectives.
  4. apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions through culturally relevant ministry practices.
  5. apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as practical support ministries or cultural and philosophical analysis.

Follow on study

Graduates may proceed to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology.


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2016 close on Friday 12 February 2016.

Eligibility requirements

Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school or the Diploma in Theology, or equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry consists of 240 points of study:

  • 15 points of Old Testament
  • 15 points of New Testament
  • 15 points of Church History
  • 15 points of Systematic Theology
  • 30 additional points from Field B (Biblical Studies) and / or Field C (Christian Thought and History
  • a further 150 points of study.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown






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