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10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

This course is designed to equip people for ministry as well as enhance personal spiritual growth to live a servant-hearted and effective Christian life. The course covers a broad range of topics equipping you in a range of ministry activities in a church context and workplace.

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  • Duration18 Months
  • Date18 May 2020
  • Delivery ModeBlended (Virtual Classroom and Online)
  • Trainer(s) Major Clayton Spence
  • Fees$2700

    Further subsidies are available for The Salvation Army personnel.

The 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology is a nationally recognised qualification aimed as an entry point for Christians wanting to be equipped for life and service including those moving into or interested in frontline ministry and mission roles.  While all Christians wanting to learn how to study the Bible will benefit, this course is ideal for Youth Ministry Workers or Youth Pastors, Worship Team Leaders, Rural Ministry Workers, Children’s Ministry Coordinators, Connect Centre Workers or Coordinators (not Caseworkers), Bible Study Leaders, Ministry Assistants, Community Service volunteers and Christians looking to prepare themselves for local ministry and mission.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with our Course Coordinator when you enrol.

The total number of units required for completion of the course is 9 units (6 core, 3 electives). Of these three electives, students have the opportunity to select one (1) elective from a range of options to meet their ministry needs.

This is a blended course consisting of a combination of virtual classroom sessions and online self-paced learning.


  • CMTMIN401 Explain the application of Christian ethics to contemporary life issues

  • CMTMIN402 Communicate theological information

  • CMTTHE401 Discuss the nature of the Bible and present day Christian life and practice

  • CMTTHE402 Interpret theological data

  • CMTTHE403 Compare and present information on a theological theme or issue

  • CMTTHE404 Compare and apply new theological insights


  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • Elective: Select 1 additional elective from a range of options to meet your ministry needs

Upon graduation from the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology, students could consider an undergraduate award.

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