Bachelor of Ministry

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Course Description

The Undergraduate Bachelor of Ministry will give you a thorough grounding in the Bible, church history, and Christian theology, with a particular emphasis on practical ministry.

Graduates will be qualified to teach, preach and provide leadership in ministry and pastoral care. The Bachelor of Ministry can be combined into a 4-year equivalent Bachelor of Ministry/Bachelor of Theology or can be extended by an honours year.

Course Details 

Duration 3 years full-time equivalent
Part-time (maximum 9 years)
Mode On-campus, Online, Mixed-mode*
*May include intensives, online, on-campus and study tours
Course Level  Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7
Unit Level Delivered at Levels 5-7
Early exit point Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Ministry or Theology
Graduates may complete further study in  Honours year, Combined Degree or prepares you for Postgraduate Studies
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 288 credit points total (24 subjects), including at least 72 credit points at Level 7

Course Structure
The Undergraduate Bachelor of Ministry has 24 subjects, each worth 12 credit points (unless stated otherwise). The course has 16 core subjects, four Ministry and Practice Electives (48 credit points), and five additional electives (60 credit points).

Core Subjects: (180 credit points) 

Additional Requirements: (108 credit points)


This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

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Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
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