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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 units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies including at least 36 points of Supervised Theological Field Education or Clinical Pastoral Education; and
f) An undergraduate Capstone unit worth at least 18 points; and
g) A further 126 points.

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Ministry:
a) must not include more than 216 points at level 1; and
b) must include at least 180 points at level 3 including 36 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
  • Fees$1,861 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of Year 12 education in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2023 close on Friday 17 February 2023. Admissions for second semester 2023 close on Friday 21 July 2023.

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. Summer School

Semester: 2. Semester 1

  • BA1391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA3134B The Psalms: songs for all times

Semester: 4. Semester 2

  • BN1301B Interpreting the New Testament

Graduates have access to a range of postgraduate courses at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters levels.

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