Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry

Postnominals

GCCFM

CRICOS code

0

Colleges

  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • Stirling Theological College

Overseas students

No

AQF level

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

The GCCFM is one semester full-time or three semesters part-time.

Cost of study

The GCCFM requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2017 are $2286 per unit or $6858 for a full-time semester (3 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry provides an academic qualification which can be used as an instrument for accrediting people who are engaged in ministry with children and their families. Safe practice and effective ministry with children demands practical expertise, pastoral awareness, and ethical depth. In the context of ministry with children and their families, the practical, spiritual, and pastoral disciplines are becoming increasingly important and recognised foci in the church and its associate agencies. This qualification will assist the church and associated agencies to build a cohort of professionals and enthusiasts; provide opportunities for growth in this ministry; grow expertise in the Children’s Ministry Network; improve skills and standards in the sector; and enhance community recognition for people engaged in ministry with children and their families.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry

  1. have a broad knowledge of Biblical texts and the Christian tradition, particularly as these bear on ‘child theology,’ theologies of child, and child spirituality.
  2. apply a clearly articulated vision of mission to children and their families in various ministry contexts and contemporary culture.
  3. have a critical understanding of pastoral practices and theories of child development as these apply to ministry with children and their families.
  4. apply the skills of theological reflection personally and contextually resulting in a coherent practice of ministry with children and their families.
  5. have an understanding of ministry that recognises and values the spirituality and experiences of children.

Follow on study

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2017 close on Friday 17 February 2017.
Admissions for second semester 2017 close on Friday 21 July 2017.

Eligibility requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry consists of 45 points comprised of:

a)   DA8015S Children and Families Ministry: Core Issues in Diverse Contexts;

b)   DA/DS9019S The Nurture and Spiritual Guidance of Children; and

c)   A further 15 points.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

None

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