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AdvDipTheolMin Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry

The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry builds on the Diploma in Theology by enabling students to deepen their understanding of the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History and in Ministry.

This is extended by further study in those disciplines and in the area of practical ministry studies. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry consists of 288 points comprised of:
- 18 points of Old Testament
- 18 points of New Testament
- 18 points of Church History
- 18 points of Systematic Theology
- 36 additional points from Field B (Biblical Studies) and / or Field C (Christian Thought and History)
- a further 180 points of study.

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  • DurationTwo years full-time or up to eight years part-time
  • Structure16 standard undergraduate units
  • Fees$1,584 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school or the Diploma in Theology, or equivalent.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2019 close on Friday 15 February 2019. Admissions for second semester 2019 close on Friday 19 July 2019.

The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry is an AQF Level 6 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 075251E)
- available online and on campus

COURSE PLANNER Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry
- have significant foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts.
-have skills to articulate and reflect upon foundational theological, scriptural knowledge and apply this to ministry practice.
- have strong analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments, especially in relation to ministry tasks or worldview perspectives.
- apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions through culturally relevant ministry practices.
- apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as practical support ministries or cultural and philosophical analysis.

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Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry summary information (opens to the external University of Divinity site)

Application for the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61  3 9847 5432 and by email at registrar@ebc.edu.au

Semester 1

  • AL2509T New Testament Greek B

  • AL9509T New Testament Greek B

  • BA1391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA2724B Pentateuch

  • BN2794B New Testament: Life in the Early Church

  • CH3125B Christianity in Australian History

  • CT1301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT1722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT2296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT3795B Salvation Today

  • DA2106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DL1798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM3714B Community Engagement in a Globalised Environment

  • DP1304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP1704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester 2

  • BA3134B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BA3734B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BN1301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN1701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN3397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • BN3797B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CH1791B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT2728B Futurism and Theology: key issues

  • DA1108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DA2108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DM1713B Mission Foundations

  • DM2193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DM3720B Youth Ministry: Mission to Youth in a 21st Century Australian Context

  • DP2195B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DS1793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: Full Year

  • DA2121B Supervised Theological Field Education

  • DA3121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates may proceed to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology.

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