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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$1,764 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 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

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

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