Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry

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Course Description

The Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry is a great introduction to the Bible and ministry.

Graduates will be equipped to serve in their churches and communities with a more informed approach to ministry. If you are wanting to pursue full-time ministry, we encourage you to look into our Bachelor and Masters courses. *Eligibility criteria applies.

Please note that the Undergraduate Certificates are approved for delivery until 31/12/2021. The continuation of this qualification will be reviewed and considered in 2021, but we cannot guarantee that it will continue after this date. Students who aren’t able to complete their Undergraduate Certificate by 31/12/2021 will have their completed units transferred to a Diploma.

Course Details

Duration 6 months full-time
Part-time equivalent (maximum 2 years)
Mode  On-campus, Online, Mixed-mode*

*May include intensives, online, on-campus and study tours

Course level Australian Qualifications Framework Level 5
Unit Level Delivered at levels 5-7
Graduates may complete further study in Diploma of Theology
Prerequisites Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above
Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above
Fee-Help Eligible for FEE-HELP and Centrelink allowances
Credit Points 48 credit points total (4 subjects)

Course Structure
The Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry has four subjects, each worth 12 credit points. The course has two foundational subjects (24 credit points) and two Ministry and Practice Electives (24 credit points).

Core Subject (24 credit points)

Additional Requirements (24 credit points) 
You may choose any two subjects from our Ministry and Practice page. Please note the elective must be within the level of study you undertake for the Undergraduate Certificate.


This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

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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