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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)
- 36 points from Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry)
- a further 144 points of study.

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  • DurationTwo years full-time or up to eight years part-time
  • Structure16 standard undergraduate units
  • Fees$1,764 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of Year 12 education in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2022 close on Friday 11 February 2022. Admissions for second semester 2022 close on Friday 15 July 2022.

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 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

Semester: 1. Summer School

  • DL1198B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DS1193B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: 2. Semester 1

  • BA3392B Eighth Century Prophetic Voices

  • BN1301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN2397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CT2126B Christ and Salvation

  • CT2296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • DM1113B Mission Foundations

  • DP1304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester: 3. Winter School

  • CT1301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • DM2193B Social and Community Mission 1

Semester: 4. Semester 2

  • BA1391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA3123B Deutero-Isaiah

  • CH1291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT3149B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism

  • CT3298B The Theology of Catherine Booth in its Historical and Contemporary Contexts

  • DL3115B Preaching and Narrative

  • DP2147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation

  • DP2195B Introduction to Leadership in Ministry

  • DP2303B Children's Ministry

  • DP3303B Children's Ministry

  • XX3135B Capstone Integrative Project

Semester: 5. Full Year

  • DP3121B Supervised Theological Field Education

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

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