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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$1,704 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 2021 close on Friday 12 February 2021. Admissions for second semester 2021 close on Friday 16 July 2021.

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 registrar@ebc.edu.au

Semester 1

  • BA1791B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BN3796B A Narrative Study of the Gospel of Mark

  • CT1722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT2797B The Triune God

  • CT3749B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism

  • CT3797B The Triune God

  • DL1798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM1113B Mission Foundations

  • DP2795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP3746B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DS1793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester 2

  • BN1701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN2744B Lukan Literature

  • CH1291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CH3798B The Theology of Catherine Booth in its Historical and Contemporary Contexts

  • CT1701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT1722B_ Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT3739B Imagined Futures in Popular Culture

  • DM2193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP1704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP2147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation

  • DP3715B Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People

  • XX3735B Capstone Integrative Project

Semester: Full Year

  • DP3121B Supervised Theological Field Education

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

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