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BMin- Bachelor of Ministry

The Bachelor of Ministry prepares students for the practice of ministry.

It establishes foundations for ministry through the study of scriptures, theological traditions, historical and contemporary contexts. It requires concentrated study in ministry praxis.

The Bachelor of Ministry provides a foundation for graduates to understand and articulate their identity and place in the world. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

The Bachelor of Ministry consists of 432 points comprised of:
a) 72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 18 points in each Testament;
b) 36 points in the discipline of Church History;
c) 72 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology;
d) 36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry);
e) 72 points of praxis units in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry); and
f) A further 144 points.

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Ministry:
a) must not include more than 180 points at level 1; and
b) must include at least 90 points at level 3 including 30 points at level 3 in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry).

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  • DurationThree years full-time or nine years part-time
  • Structure24 undergraduate units including 4 praxis units
  • Fees$1,704 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, 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 Bachelor of 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 077753M (Vic))
- available online and on campus


Course outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry
- have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in ministry studies.
- can articulate a coherent vision of ministry and communicate that vision through clear reasoned argument and demonstrated ability.
- are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
- have an informed basis for engagement, ministry and service.
- apply the skills of theological reflection to shape their practice of ministry.

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Bachelor of Ministry summary information (opens to the external University of Divinity site)

Application for the Bachelor of Ministry is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at

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

  • CT1701B Introduction to Christian 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 have access to a range of postgraduate courses at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters levels.

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