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This two-year degree gives you opportunities to engage in foundational studies and to develop these further with advanced subjects in theology, church history and ministry skills. The award is suitable for people who are preparing for ministry, but who do not need the biblical depth or advanced ministry skills of a three-year degree.
|Duration||2 years full-time equivalent
Part-time (maximum 6 years)
|Timing||Full-time or Part-time
Semester or Intensive or Extensive Classes
Day or Evening Classes
|Course Level||Australian Qualifications Framework Level 6|
|Unit Level||Delivered at Levels 5-7|
|Early exit point||Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Ministry or Theology|
|Graduates may complete further study in||Bachelor Degree|
|Prerequisites||Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above
Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above
Successful completion of Ridley’s Bridging Program or equivalent
|Fee Help||Eligible for FEE-HELP and Centrelink allowances|
|Credit Points||192 credit points (16 subjects)
including at least 48 credit points at Level 6 or above
The Associate Degree of Ministry has 16 subjects in total, each worth 12 credit points. There are eight core subjects (96 credit points), four Ministry and Practice Electives (48 credit points), and four additional electives (48 credit points).
Core subjects (96 credit points):
Additional Requirements (96 credit points):
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.