Do you have a three-year degree in ministry or theology and are engaged in ministry? Would you like to be re-energised with engaging and relevant material in a relaxed and collegial environment? Check out our postgraduate study options.

All postgraduate courses can be completed either full-time or part-time, on-campus or online. Subjects are taught at the 700-900 Level.


Graduate Certificate of Professional Pastoral Supervision

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Pastoral Supervision provides professional development for Christian leaders to be equipped for the ministry of pastoral supervision of others.

This course comprising four units of 12 credit points combines theological reflection on the theory and practice of professional pastoral supervision with personal experience of giving and receiving pastoral supervision. 

Students will be equipped with the advanced knowledge and understanding of, and the research underlying, professional supervision.

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Graduate Certificate of Pastoral Care for Mental Health

The Graduate Certificate of Pastoral Care for Mental Health is a specialist professional development course designed to equip Christian leaders for the ministry of pastoral care for mental health in the local church and other ministry contexts.

This course, comprising four subjects at AQF levels 8-9, will equip students with a rigorous theological framework for pastoral care for mental health and wellbeing, and offers electives which integrate theological reflection with advanced skills in pastoral care.

The subjects in this course are also available at Level 9 for Doctor of Ministry candidates who wish to pursue a specialisation in this field within their degree.

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Master of Theological Studies

Ridley College’s Master of Theological Studies course is offered as a professional development program for vocational ministry practitioners. It offers a wide range of units in a variety of formats designed to fit in with our ministry life. With flexible learning options, we offer an approach to study that is also viable for those who are interstate. Units are provided by leading theologians in a wide range of fields, and assessment is designed so that it can be applied to your specific ministry context.

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry is a professional doctoral course for ministry practitioners designed to be undertaken part-time over six years. It is distinguished from a PhD and ThD by a coursework component, a shorter thesis (50,000 words) and a focus on the application of new knowledge to effective mission and ministry.


  • Ridley provides supervision of research candidates in the fields of:
  • biblical studies
  • theology
  • church history
  • ministry practice

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As an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology, Ridley College is approved to deliver the above courses of the ACT (CRICOS 02650E)

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built.
Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
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